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CIRCA 1922, VERY RARE !
The Genuine "Madame Hendren" Talking Doll originated in 1922.
The Averill Manufacturing Company in New York City made this phonograph doll which is 26"s tall and it was
named Dolly-Rekord. The official designation for this doll is the Genuine "Madame Hendren" Talking Doll.
Originally the Madame Hendren doll came with a box of six light blue cylinders. And, strangely this doll came with
two original "London Bridge" cylinders. This doll also comes
with an extra cylinder from the Universal Talking Toys Co. titled "One, Two".
The original six cylinders marked, Averill Manufacturing Co., are thought to have been manufactured in Albany NY
by the Indestructible Record Company.
However, that factory was destroyed by fire in October 1922; therefore, one
could infer that the original cylinders were manufactured prior to October 1922.
This would tend to date the cylinders and the doll to 1922.
The phonograph mechanism located in the back is in excellent working condition and plays the cylinders well.
The "speaker" or sound horn exits in the front of the doll.
The Averill Manufacturing Co. was the creation of James Averill and his wife Madame Georgene. Madame Georgene
did create the Genuine "Madame Hendren" Talking Doll.
The doll has a composition head, arms and legs with a stuffed cloth body. The doll has glass gray/blue eyes, sleep
eyes, which open/close as the doll is tilted back and forth. The hair is the original real hair wig. The doll comes with original shoes
and three dresses with an undergarment, which appears to be a night shirt / play dress type garment.
Seven Doll Cylinders:
1 "Little Boy Blue" Averill Manufacturing Co. New York City U.S.A.
2 "London Bridge" Averill Manufacturing Co. New York City U.S.A.
3 "London Bridge" Averill Manufacturing Co. New York City U.S.A.
4 "Now I Lay Me" Averill Manufacturing Co. New York City U.S.A.
5 "Mother Hubbard" Averill Manufacturing Co. New York City U.S.A.
6 "Rock-A-Bye Baby" Averill Manufacturing Co. New York City U.S.A.
7 "One, Two" Universal Talking Toys Co. Newark N.J. U.S.A.
The condition is excellent for a doll this old.
The doll has not been restored or changed in any way.
The period photograph, pictures Marian with her favorite doll about 1924 in Toledo Ohio.
GENUINE "MADAME HENDREN" TALKING DOLL
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Period Photograph Of Doll And Owner!
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