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Wurlitzer 153 Band Organ

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Date of picture: August 24, 2005
This Wurlitzer 153 replaces the original band organ which was lost in a 1939 fire. This band organ has 164 pipes consisting of trumpet, trombone, flute, violin and cello voices. The melody division has a 13-note glockenspiel, called "bells" in organ parlance. Expression--that is, variation of volume--is provided by swell shutters in the front of the organ and by extra violin and flute ranks; all of these are controlled by register perforations in the paper music roll.
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