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 Location: Alice Springs, NT
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Hi everyone,

Wondering if a fellow collector can ID this green bakelite speaker. I'm pretty sure it's not one of ours, I purchased it in the UK so I'm thinking UK or US but not sure. Any ideas out there?

Green bakelite extension speaker


cheers

Ralph


 
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 Location: Maclean, NSW
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On the front it looks like a large "W" might be worth keeping that in mind.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:57:05 PM on 19 August 2012.
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 Location: Alice Springs, NT
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Yes thanks, the "W" was the key to the Id mystery. I It is a Wurlitzer wireless speaker


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:50:43 PM on 20 August 2012.
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 Location: Maclean, NSW
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Ralph, what makes you think it is a Wurlitzer Speaker, I have emailled 4 of the main Wurlitzer web sites. One guy says he has never seen this one before in 25 years of dealing with Wurlitzer !!


 
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Does it still contain a speaker/driver? If so, are there any markings on that?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:42:04 PM on 21 August 2012.
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 Location: Maclean, NSW
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Ralph, got three replies from major Wurlitzer dealers/collectors, none have ever seen this speaker!!!!
Can you email me from my user name, my address is visible. When we work this out we can then post results here.
Peter


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:31:09 PM on 23 August 2012.
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 Location: Alice Springs, NT
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Yes it is not a Wurlitzer, I found the same speaker (pink bakelite rather than green) that was called a Wurlitzer but my own research came up with the same result as mentioned here, Wurlitzer did not make a speaker like this.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:33:53 PM on 23 August 2012.
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 Location: Alice Springs, NT
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It is complete inside the case but I cannot see how to open it, the front and the back are identical and there are nothing obvious to unscrew, I think that the front and back plates may twist off somehow but i'm scared to try it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:42:12 PM on 23 August 2012.
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Judging by the shape of the surrounding piece I would guess that something slides out the back. Bakelite doesn't flex though so it's either been sealed shut at the factory or there's a couple of screws hidden somehow.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 6:32:26 PM on 31 August 2012.
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Wharfedale?


 
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