Old thread, I see, but what the heck?
Hammertone 301 has the most no-nonsense, "I mean business" appearance. 401 is stylishly modern without losing much industrial appeal. 4HF in its curved base has a lovely delicateness that would look right at home with overstuffed, antimacassar covered furniture in a 1950s parlor. And I have a distinct fondness for the look of my own 95B.
But 1964 was the year of my first Allied catalog. Of all the technological marvels contained in its pages, I likely spent the most idle daydreaming time gazing wistfully at the Lab 80's shining visage... Simply stunning in a Bond/Hefner way that a young boy could not resist, in spite of my Rek-O-Kut owning uncle's dismissal of "just another changer."
So perhaps I fell in love due to my impressionable age. But that later Zero arm always freaked me out a little...