Roy Catell’s Ventriloquist Figure’s Mechanics

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I had a few ask me to see the mechanics inside this very unusual ventriloquist figure so to comply with those requests here are some pictures.

You can see that the eyes are made from ping pong balls and have a plug in the back of them to which the unusual set up of springs are attached. At present they move side to side and self center but I can clearly see that with adding another control they can perform all around eye movement.




This is a most unusual figure and there are aspects of a couple builders. but an exact builder eludes me.

Click here to see this figure used by Roy Catell



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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