Vent Haven ConVENTion 2009 – Quick Ventriloquist Dummy Repair

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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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6 Responses to Vent Haven ConVENTion 2009 – Quick Ventriloquist Dummy Repair

  1. butch carr says:

    Enjoyed your site Dan. I have Jerry Mahoney non pro, only moving mouth.
    His mouth needs repaired. Could u recommend a good repairman for him?
    Thanks, Butch Carr, Nashville TN.

  2. Julian Rosine says:

    I have a rather old Dummy that come from a historical background. He needs repair or a reliable buyer.

    Canyou help.

    Yours truly
    Julian E. Rosine

  3. Justin says:

    Hello,i came across this page while spending a long time looking for someone to show me how to repair the return band for my Dummy. I know this must be an easy fix but i still cant figure it out.I have a 1967 Danny O`Day replica along with a Horseman “Willy Talk” and a 1978 Howdy. These dolls are cloth and plastic except for the wooden stick below,Danny`s head. I would love to be able to repair the mouth if anyone could help me with this matter,and be much appreciated. thank you :)

  4. Freddy Ryan says:

    I have a Jerry Mahoney thats still in the box made by Juro. Neither the jaw nor the eyeballs move althought the strings are there.. Jerry’s head is pretty much sealed
    around the neck stick and the only repair avenue seems to be through the mouth
    which is very restricted.. Its a handsome doll and before I cut an access door through
    the back a jerry’s head I thought I ask if you, or anyone could offer advise, instruction
    or sympathy.. I hope to hear.. Freddy in Portland

  5. Ostin says:

    I have a 1968 Mortimer Snerd and I was wondering how to replace the rubberband.

    Could you help me ?

  6. Blain Butner says:

    I have an old (75+ years old) ventriloquist doll and the rubber band providing the tension to close the mouth has broken. The string to open the mouth works fine. The head is closed at the bottom attached to the hand-held stick. I can’t get my fingers into the mouth to attach a new rubber band or elastic. Can you give me the name of a reliable repair person I can send the head to, or explain how I can fix it myself if that is possible. I live in Virginia. Thank you very much.

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