Philipps Model 34 "Luxus"
Pianella Orchestrion
(a.k.a. Wurlitzer style 34A Mandolin PianOrchestra)
(Cohen collection, March, 1991)

Interier view of the top portion of the Philipps/Wurlitzer orchestrion.

(Photograph courtesy of Dana Johnson)

Interior of the top portion of the orchestrion. At bottom left is the 30-note xylophone, with the tambourine above it and at far left. At right located on the drum (or trapwork) shelf is the large (blue) bass drum, with kettle drum effect and cymbal. Underneath the bass drum is the snare drum (barely visible). Alongside the bass drum are the triangle (visible) and castanets (not visible, behind the drum). At the rear are five ranks of metal and wood pipework.

Pipework of the Philipps/Wurlitzer orchestrion as seen from the left or bass end.

(Photograph courtesy of Dana Johnson)

Pipework as seen from the left side of the case (or bass end). Most prominent are the metal bass violin (gamba) pipes and just behind the large wooden violoncello pipes. The bottom few notes of the metal clarinet pipes, each with a boot containing a metal reed, are visible to the right of the gamba pipes.

Pipework of the Philipps/Wurlitzer orchestrion as seen from the right or treble end.

(Photograph courtesy of Dana Johnson)

Pipework as seen from the right side of the case (or treble end). From front to rear: 30-note metal clarinet rank, 49-note metal violin (gamba), 30-note harmonic wooden piccolo, 49-note wooden viola/violoncello, and a 30-note wooden harmonic flute rank. The backside of the snare drum is visible at left.

Pipework of the Philipps/Wurlitzer orchestrion as seen from the rear (with back panel removed.

(Photograph courtesy of Dana Johnson)

Pipework as seen from the rear, with the back panel removed. The rear most rank (at left to center) is the wooden harmonic flute, with ten of the wooden viola pipes with brass freins visible at far right. The castanet mechanism is partially visible sitting on the drum shelf in the upper far left corner.

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