Rudolph Wurlitzer CompanyEstablished 1853
Founded in 1853 by Rudolph Wurlitzer, The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, or simply Wurlitzer, was the manufacturer of the most iconic jukebox. Wurlitzer originally imported strings and manufactured pianos. As technology evolved, Wurlitzer began producing electric pianos, vending machines and jukeboxes. Gibson acquired the Wurlitzer piano and jukebox branches and ceased manufacturing jukeboxes in 2013. They do still sells replacement parts.
Designed in 1946 by Paul Fuller, the Wurlitzer Model 1015 is the most iconic jukebox ever produced. The 1015, also referred to as the ‘1015 bubbler’, sold more than 56,000 and is considered a pop culture icon.
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