Spotted in the State Library’s Flickr feed a few days ago: one magnificent Wurlitzer being installed into the State Theater:
I visited the Museum Speelklock while in the Netherlands last year and was amazed by some of the automated music machines they had on display there – simple cuckoo-clocks, clocks that use a circular bow and intricate fingering mechanisms to play four violins at once, all the way up to some enormous steam organs. I was amazed at how much ingenuity went into building some of these instruments.
I’ve been in the State Theatre a few times, but don’t remember noticing any visible parts of this organ. I wonder if it’s still intact?