closeups of Wurlitzer Sideman

The drum-pattern selector. Dunno about you, but this has to be the tallest rotary switch I’ve ever seen….it’s almost a foot long….gotta feel sorry for the poor Mississippi housewives who handwired these things, for 75c per hour. (Sidemen were made in Corinth, MS.)

Wurlitzer Sideman selector switch

2 thoughts on “closeups of Wurlitzer Sideman”

  1. Hello

    I loved this entry on the Wurlitzer Sideman. I’ve been digging around the early history of drum machine as I’m writing an academic book chapter on the subject for the Science Museum, London.

    I’d really like to use on of these interior shots of the Sideman in the article so would be really grateful if meh would get in touch with me.

    Yours hopefully


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