The Model 6 was so popular, Balabushka introduced his own version of it to keep up with demand. These old "window" cues with their acrylic windows and foil engravings are like tail-fins and bullet lights on the cars of the 50's - a wonderful age of nostalgia we will likely never see again.
Most of the early Palmers were based on the full splice Titlist blank produced by Brunswick. These cues pack a solid hit. The cue on the left had a nice little custom touch - a black ring added to the ferrule. Palmer built them to order very quickly. The one on the right was built for "Rack & Cue".