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There is nothing that quite evokes the postwar era of rock n roll more than the Wurlitzer 1015, which is perhaps the Rudolph Wurlitzer Companys most successful and recognisable product.
Designed by Paul Fuller in 1946, the 1015 is notable for its rounded top with colourful plastic tubes that light up in a rainbow of different colours. It is often referred to as the Bubbler due to the bubbles which flowed through the tubes arched around the top. Thanks to the explosion of popular music in the late 1940s and early 1950s, the jukebox became a fixture of American diners and a gathering point for teens and young adults.
The company was launched in Ohio in the 1850s by German immigrant Rudolph Wurlitzer. Its earliest trade was the import of instruments such as trumpets and drums, which it sold to the Union army during the American civil war. Wurlitzer made a name for itself building theatre organs, some of which were installed in places such as Radio City Music Hall in New York.
The 1015 is one of the most popular jukeboxes of all time and after its first release, more than 56,000 were sold in less than two years. In 1995 the US Postal Service made a commemorative stamp of the model ahead of its 50th anniversary.