Wurlitzer electric piano  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Wurlitzer electric piano was one of a series of electromechanical stringless pianos manufactured and marketed by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, Corinth, Mississippi, U.S. and Tonawanda, NY. The Wurlitzer company itself never called the instrument an "electric piano", instead inventing the phrase "Electronic Piano" and using this as a trademark throughout the production of the instrument. See however electronic piano, the generally accepted term for a completely different type of keyboard instrument today. Wurlitzer did manufacture a type of orchestrion which it called an "electric piano" during the early 1900's, but it was unrelated to this instrument.

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