The Patented Punch
May 25, 1965 was a day for breaking barriers.
We went to a hockey game and a title fight broke out.
The most memorable moment in boxing history took place in a no-frills arena built for high school hockey games. In all the controversy that surrounded the rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, one thing was clear: a punch was thrown, and, invisible or not, something powerful happened that night in Lewiston, Maine.
The Phantom Punch
GET UP AND FIGHT
Don Draper put $100 on Liston and passed on Joe Namath that day. He redeemed himself, however, by placing a better bet on his copywriter. It stung like a bee, but it was a good move. After all, it was Peggy’s birthday.
The most powerful punch of the day, however, came from a different Don and the United States Patent Office. On May 25, 1965, the recorder power supply invented by Donald F. Cleary was issued patent number US3185912A.
Recorder Power Supply
Inventors: John W Smith, Donald F Cleary
Current Assignee: Hogan Faximile Corp
Conversion of ac power input into dc power output without possibility of reversal by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode using devices of a thyratron or thyristor type requiring extinguishing means using semiconductor devices only in a bridge configuration with control circuit with automatic control of the output voltage or current.
New england’s first
– Meadow Soprano
– Pat Cleary