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#1 david i

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:48 AM

Another score at the LA Pen Show. I've handled/seen perhaps 8-12 over the years, but never managed to score one for my own collection, factoring in price and condition.

 

Yellow-leaning (was it originally colorless?) Celluloid mid 1930s Sheaffer Balance oversized Demonstrator.

 

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#2 Roger W.

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 12:03 AM

I never liked these primarily do to the disgusting yellowing they have.  I imagine they must have been more attractive when they were first produced.  Fairly uncommon so it is a good find, congrats.

 

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 12:46 AM

that's a nice, exotic find.



#4 wekiva98

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 01:23 AM

I like having one (see below), but I don't feel like seeking out others. I like demonstrators that are really clear, like the snorkel shown here. I attribute the difference to materials -- celluloid vs. the later injection-molded plastic. Wasn't there a clear Balance demonstrator produced about the same time as the Balance limited edition? Or is my memory playing tricks?

 

 

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#5 david i

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 05:37 AM

There is a modern Balance-II Demo, yep. Your original Balance Demo looks to be in nice shape.


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#6 Gerry Berg

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 01:33 PM

This is a standard size Balance plunger-filler demonstrator. I have not seen an OS version. Some of the early "Vacuum-fil" may look like OS demonstrators, but they were actually the commonly available retail models. See bottom pic, far left.

 

 

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#7 matt

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:39 PM

This is also a regular production model and not a demonstrator.

 

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