Ven-Trilo-Ett Do IT Yourself


One of the great novelty items that Clinton Detweiler created was the Ventriloett. Clinton sold those in the early 1970’s the remade them in the late 2010’s. When he first put them out in the early 70’s he sold do it yourself construction plans if you didn’t want to spend the money to buy a complete one.

Today I am happy to show you one of his original set of plans for the Ventriloett. It is complete with all instructions and is in very good condition.

I have a copy in the Ventriloquist Central Collection but if you would like one this copy is available. (Click here for more information)


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Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan 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. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to:

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One Response to Ven-Trilo-Ett Do IT Yourself

  1. Bill Smith says:

    Dan, I made one of these in the 70’s. Besides the plans by themselves, & the finished ones he made & sold, he also, for a time, had a kit available, & that’s what i made mine from. Bought it from the vent i took my 10 week vent class from at a community college, who got them through clinton for his students. It had just the styrafoam & other “head” parts, not the felt, pom pom, yarn, etc. I’d LOVE to buid another one! Thanks for offering this. I’d asked clinton about them but he didn’t have a set of plans himself to make copies available from. Thanks again :)

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