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Things You Didn't Know About Wurlitzer #1: The first Wurlitzer electric piano dates to 1899.

This would be the Wurlitzer Tonophone, an early example of a player piano. Powered pneumatically, it featured a system of levers, one corresponding to each key, that "read" a rotating wooden cylinder covered in raised pins. 

Wurlitzer sold the Tonophone to restaurants. It was coin-operated, and for five cents patrons could pick one of ten songs. Because songs were so short, they would play through twice. 

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