I also got to play with a Wurlitzer 2000 this week. I have had the privelege of restoring two of them but it was several years ago so I haven't seen one close up for some time. I still think they are impressive but those page turners are very unreliable. In fact they became such a problem that in later models the operators replaced them with an ugly static title rack which was so large it covered most of the visible mechanism.
Friday, July 15, 2011
I have an interesting new juke just in for repair. A Wurlitzer Tele-Disc made in 1983. The smoked perspex dome actually gives it a 60s look but it is very impressive and a lot bigger than I thought when looking at pictures. The mechanics are the same as the electronic vinyl jukeboxes of the period so that doesn't hold any fears but I wonder how the lid is supposed to be held up? No support struts. Plus the electronics is hidden underneath somewhere.