Hupfeld Super Pan Orchestra

Orchestrion
Date of appearance: 1910
Author: Ludwig Hupfeld A.G.
Made in: Germany
Dimensions: 144 × 136 in
Materials: wood, metal
Colors: Brown
Tags: orchestrion, music


The Hupfeld Super Pan is a Model III Pan Orchestra in a large, exceptionally fancy case similar in appearance to the Helios Style III/39. Its inner workings and musical capabilities are the most sophisticated ever created by Ludwig Hupfeld A.G. of Leipzig. In its advertising Hupfeld called it the Pan Orchestra, suggesting that it was even more human-like in its music than were instruments in the popular Helios line. It contains 312 pipes and 98 harmonium reeds as well as piano, xylophone, bells, percussion, and two 10-roll automatic changers. There are only three other Hupfeld Pan Orchestras known to exist: a Model I, a Model III Super Pan and a Model IV Excelsior Pan. Each is a treasured part of a permanent collection, and each takes its place among the world's most valuable orchestrions.

Hupfeld Super Pan Orchestra