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Old 14-04-2021, 12:41 AM
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Default vintage 18" punch balloons
Hi I would like to purchase or trade for vintage punch balloons (punch o balls).
The ones I am interested in are the 18" or larger. They would be the thicker
heavy latex. Each balloon would weigh about 30 grams or 1 oz.
These would probably be circa 1970's to early 1980's. The newer punch balloons have progressively gotten smaller and lighter.

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Old 28-11-2021, 12:26 PM
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Hi there fellow looney, the problem you may find with the older latex punch balloons is that they disintegrate over time, have you tried newer thicker ones ?
Good luck babe x
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:52 AM
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Default Re: vintage 18" punch balloons
Yes, I would agree that latex does deteriorate with age. Many balloons will be not be inflatable. But I have found a few gems. Some as old as late 1980's and 1990's that are still inflatable to their rated size. I am looking for examples so that I can measure the size and weight so that a mold can be made, etc.
For example a 1977 punch ball rated 14" weighed 30 grams. A current Cattex punch balloon rated at 18"weighs 9 grams - so it is completely different balloon.
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Default Re: vintage 18" punch balloons
I have a few thick very old ones. I will dig them out and take pictures. Send me a PM
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