Nicknamed ‘The Bullet’ and following hot on the heels of the iconic 1015 came the Wurlitzer 1100, which is often said to be one of the prettiest jukeboxes ever made. Its nickname derives from the overall shape, which rises to a subtle point in the centre and resembles a bullet stood on its base.

The 1100 features Wurlitzer’s patented ‘Cobra’ pick up system, about which our jukebox engineers wax lyrical. First introduced in 1948, the Cobra system set new standards in audio quality.

The Wurlitzer 1100 Jukebox was produced from 1947 to 1949 and its appearance is indicative of the move away from 1940’s art deco design to the more modern look favoured in the 1950’s. This was one of the first models where the plastic dome over the record player was large enough to reveal the full working mechanism below. It boasts an impressive 15” speaker paired with a tube type ‘push pull’ amplifier.

It’s a 24-selection jukebox that plays 78-RPM records, accompanied by brilliant multi-coloured lights which rotate within the pilasters creating an impressive light show. Another interesting feature of this machine is the rotating song selector, which nestles within an elegant chrome housing and reflects the lights as the jukebox plays. Like all our jukeboxes, this model will be thoroughly restored and refurbished by the experts at our workshop.

This was one of the first products to be made after WWII when the factories were being converted from war time production. In fact, the shape of the dome is said to be modelled after the turret of fighter planes.

All of our vintage products are sourced to order and restored in our workshops in Surrey by our talented in-house team. 

We offer a grade A1 restoration as standard. We do not use a 'restoration checklist' as every component is checked and refurbished as part of our uncompromising refurbishment process.

We are thorough and comprehensive throughout and are striving to deliver a machine that is near to how it came out of the factory. All of our restoration work is guaranteed by our one-year on-site parts and labour warranty. 

Rudolph Wurlitzer was born into a family of musical instrument makers in Germany in 1829 before emigrating to America at the tender age of 24. He began by importing his family’s instruments and selling them in the US market but quite quickly set up a manufacturing business and in 1880 the first Wurlitzer piano was built in the US. Electric pianos came next, shortly followed by the cinema and theatre organs, dubbed ‘Mighty Wurlitzers’, that provided such a stirring accompaniment to the silent movies of the time.

In 1933 the New York based company bought the rights to a patented jukebox mechanism and under the management of Farny Wurlitzer, Rudolph’s successor, they began designing and manufacturing their first jukebox, the ‘Debutante’. Known as the ‘small man’s concert hall’, it enjoyed tremendous popularity and paved the way for even greater success when Wurlitzer’s inspired designer, Paul Fuller, came up with the 'Bubbler' design that we all know and recognise today.

Music and Title Cards Pricing

Music itself is an important part of our business, as reflected by our treasured vinyl library, so we are able to help you source and create the perfect playlist. We also make all of the title cards in original typewriter font – so if you’re a bit stuck for choice, we are only too happy to help!

The charge for vintage records is £15 + VAT per record, this covers most records however some are highly collectable for which we have to pay a premium and are charged at a higher price. The title card service is £75.00 + VAT.

It is quite an involved process to supply records as we buy them in from dealers or collectors, they will only guarantee the "A" side, so often many records do not pass with us because we always supply records with playable "B" sides as well as the "A".

The centres are then cut (big hole centres) which also leads to some breakage as some of the records split due to their age. Finally they are hand washed and then played both "A" and "B" side on a gramophone for sound quality, only then are they fit to go on the Jukebox. The final check is again playing "A" and "B" side as you would hear it on your Jukebox.

It's all about delivering good quality sound for our clients and if you are investing in a vinyl jukebox the standard of the records have to demonstrate the high standard of our restorations.

Please contact us if you are interested in this service.


  • Dimensions: (H) 147 x (W) 79cm x (D) 71cm
  • Imperial: (H) 58" x (W) 31" x (D) 28"
  • Made in the USA
  • Year: 1948
  • Manufacturer: Wurlitzer
  • Model: 1100
  • Vinyl Capacity: 24 x 78 rpm records
  • Classic Mid-Century Design
  • Highly sought after and still rising in value
  • 15" speaker'
  • Cobra' pick up system
  • Sold with a one year parts and labour warranty
  • This jukebox will be restored to order in our Surrey workshops to Grade A1 condition
  • Record sourcing and title card service is available


  • Free UK delivery
  • Please see here for further delivery information & exceptions
  • Please contact us for an international shipping quotation

Original 1948 Wurlitzer 1100 Vinyl Jukebox

An iconic jukebox blending mid-century design with timeless musical nostalgia. This vintage jukebox will be sourced to order and restored in our in-house workshops. Due to the rarity of some vintage items and the varying degrees of their pre-restored condition it is not possible to give each product an exact lead time. Please contact us for more information.

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