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'65 Blackface with "Pat. 66"??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by canynrochris, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. canynrochris

    canynrochris Member

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    Why does it say "Design and Circuits Patented 66" (or something like that) on the front of my '65 blackface Bassman? Did they skip the "Pat pend" moniker and go directly to the lable during the pending period? The chassy ser # is in the 4000's (early 1965) the lable is stamped OB (Feb '65). Thanks.
     
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  3. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    The Pat. # has nothing to do with the year of mfg.
     
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    Mickey Shane Silver Supporting Member

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    My '65 Pro Reverb says: Pat. 73
     
  5. canynrochris

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    Thanks Slide! I understand it has nothing to do with the date of Mfg, that's not my question (I included the codes to simply make the point that I had a '65 unit.) To be clear, My question is why a 66? Is "66" an identification of the Pat # (which surely would have been many more numbers long) and not the year the patent was issued? I figured someone here knew the significance of the "66" and what it stood for. Is all. I can't find it in a search so I's askin'. :eek:
     

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