EXPERT REPAIR,RENOVATION, RESTORATION of VINTAGE VENT FIGURES and PUPPETS

Over the years, our workshop has handled repairs, renovation, and restoration of figures and puppets of nearly every make. We are experienced with and have repaired puppets and vent figures by Frank Marshall, Theo Mack, Revello Petee, John Carrol, Jack Coats, Fred & Madeline Maher, George "Pinxy" Larsen, Glenn & George McElroy, Howie Olson, Cecil Gough, LeMare, Quisto, Insull/Davenport, D.T.Ellis, Glenn Cargyle, Paul Ashley, Velma Dawson, Bil Baird, Frank Paris, Sky Highchief, and many others. We have also performed emergency repairs on the figures of a few living artists as well, with their full authorization.

We have been entrusted with the care. maintenance, and restoration of many rare and irreplaceable puppets and figures, and every figure that comes into our shop for repairs is afforded the same TLC treatment.

"...Alan, Howdy NEVER looked better...thanks to you!"
“BUFFALO BOB” SMITH 1995

Most of our clients have requested total renovations to thier puppets and vent figures to make them look and work like new (in most cases, the specific request was not to treat the items as antiques....they were still working earning their owners a living).

Occasionally though, we are asked to do very conservative restorations on vintage figures & puppets. This involves carefully removing non-original elements and retaining the aged elements. Either way, our workshop can handle the job. In a few cases, we have been asked to do a conservative restoration on the original, and at the same time produce a fiberglas clone of the original incorporating more modern improvements. In this way, sentimental or antique value is preserved, and an improved, more mechanically reliable working copy is made for use in performances.

If you have a figure that needs repair or restoration, drop us a line describing what you have, what you need, and when you need it by. We'll get back to you with a rough quote and instructions how to get it to us.

Due to a constantly changing schedule, please be sure to check with us about current availability of services before sending us any work.


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