Wurlitzer music roll department
The still-operational, historic equipment in the Wurlitzer Music Roll Department demonstrates the production of paper music rolls. Band organs (like the one pictured below) use these rolls to produce the inimitable and universally recognized sound of an American carousel. Visitors are able to watch any of the machines which may be in use at the time of their visit. All the machines are over 90 years old.
In addition to the machinery, the Wurlitzer Music Roll Department includes over 1600 hand-punched original master music rolls dating back to the turn of the 20th century. This is the only public display of equipment of this type in the country!
Music rolls produced are available for purchase
You may download a copy of our music catalog below:
dEPARTMENT tOUR (cIRCA 2014)
paper slitter demonstration