4 hours ago
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Wurlitzer - mystery piano
The glue had dried out on some and they were in pieces, so after cleaning them up I sat down to put them back together.
Luckily, all the pieces to the piano where there and this is how it looks now - rather primitive, don't you think - maybe even home made? (Sorry about the glue strings - I was letting the glue dry and hadn't cleaned them off yet when I took this picture.)
The surprise - only seen the piano is not glued together - is that it says 'Wurlitzer' on the piece the glue covers.
So, the mystery is why is there a Wurlitzer stamp hidden on the inside, Was it a promotional item? If so, why isn't the mark on the bottom where we can see it?
Is it homemade? If so, why is it stamped. Did the maker have access to wood from the Wurlitzer factory?
Here is the piano with the bench. The keys are almost gone - they are paper, but the piano itself is in great shape and very sturdy. I would place it about 1920's, although I could be way off. What do you think?
Let me know if any of you recognize it or can contribute to its history. I would love to know more.
Posted by Shale at Tuesday, February 15, 2011