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Types of Repair
(Disintegrating Doll Body)

Before Some old dolls have a porcelain body and others have a body made of a paper mache/moulded cardboard material.  Over the years the metal hook and the elastic that holds the arms and legs in place wears away at the surface of the sockets and if this is not corrected at an early stage it can result in extensive damage as shown by the leg sockets here.

Much effort and time was required here to repair and reinforce the body and the sockets to restore full mobility to the legs.  After a repaint, the body was as good as new.