Wurlitzer 950

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2015-06-26 10:36:12

Wurlitzer 950 is a vintage jukebox manufactured between the years 1942 and 1945 by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company. This particular model is often called the War Model or “The Victory” as it was manufactured during the Second World War.

During the Second World War, jukebox manufacture was restricted as metal ore and plastic were required for the War. Therefore, the Wurlitzer 950 had wooden coins slots instead of metal alloy ones.
As jukebox mechanisms were made of allot, they were not built during this period. Instead, an untested console was developed and the inside components of the machine were placed inside it. As most of the mechanisms were built by hand, many of these juke boxes contained parts which never fitted quite right and often needed refitting.

The Wurlitzer 950 also has glass illuminations instead of plastic ones.

Notable sales

A Wurlitzer 950 Victory was sold by RM Auctions on June 28 2008. The jukebox sold for $15,000.

On March 19 2005, a 950 Victory was sold for $17,000 by Dirk Soulis Auctions in Lone Jack, Missouri.

On September 1 2005, Morphy Auctions sold a Wurlitzer 950 Victory for $12,000 in Denver, Pennsylvania.

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