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Vintage 1890s-style Bell System Operator Doll, Circa 1984

Original price was: $20.60.Current price is: $14.99.

1 in stock

Calling All Telephone History Buffs: Vintage Bell System Operator Doll

Step back in time with this vintage Bell System Operator Doll. Manufactured circa 1984, this doll offers a glimpse into the world of early telephone communication.

A Historical Tribute:

  • Celebrating Telephone Pioneers: Originally created to raise funds for the Telephone Pioneers of America, this doll honors the women who connected communities through the early telephone networks.
  • 1890s Style: Clad in a classic 1890s-inspired uniform, the doll captures the essence of the telephone operator’s role at the time. She wears a white blouse, long black skirt with lace trim, white pantaloons, and black shoes.
  • Display Potential: The doll’s movable vinyl head with reddish-brunette hair features sleeping (blinking) eyes and poseable arms. Display it on a shelf or desk to spark conversations about communication history.

A Project Piece or Display Item:

  • Pre-owned with Condition Issues: Please note that this pre-owned doll has sustained damage but can be restored (See Condition).
  • Cosmetically Intact: Despite the damage, the doll’s head, torso, and outfit remain cosmetically in good condition.
  • Original Packaging: The doll comes housed in its original box, adding to its historical value.

More Than Just a Doll:

By purchasing this doll from Father Joe’s Villages, you’re not only acquiring a nostalgic collectible. You’re also contributing to our mission to prevent and end homelessness in San Diego.

Height: 15″

Condition: Pre-owned. While this doll is cosmetically in good shape, both of its legs are broken off at the pelvis and loose in the pantaloons, which show significant yellowing from age. Although restoration is possible, the doll may be best suited for display purposes. Comes in original box.

Compare To: $20.60–$27.84 (eBay, including shipping)

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