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More of this content will be developed soon - but for now here are the basics.

First blow molds still had lots of sizes and dimpled knees. T-series heads. Then knees got smoother and a lot less detail elsewhere on body too.

This heavy vinyl and blow mold terminology is of my own making - to identify the distinct evolutions in this doll type. I would dearly love to know what Horsman called all of these changes, but so far that remains to be discovered.

go to info and pix below

As noted before, all of this content is based on my own research of scant available resources and careful observation of my own collection. As always, comments, corrections, are welcome.

Blow Mold Vinyl-II Ruthie [ top ]

look just like first blow vinyl Ruthies but body features are smoothed out (less problem in molding process I highly suspect) . Most conspicuous difference is smoother knees. Arms and legs are even lighter than first much much lighter than blow vinyl I , you can squeeze them and they "give" [thinner and thinner and thinner it seems].

Uses the same head marks: T-14, T-16, T-21, T-27. Also has even increments of heights - 14", 16" 18" 20". T27 is very unusual in these dolls, in catalog she is called "My Baby and Me" and came with her little 8" LAL babydoll. See Large Dolls.

The late mid-Sixties saw Ruthie's major re-design ... she kept her name but got a new face .....

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