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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

1960's Pow-R-Puck

Welcome to some more nostalgic memories (mine, maybe yours too). Back when I was a kid, we played outdoors on the rink all the time. There were the usual games and other competitions we thought up.



Mike Walton Promo photo (as seen on e-bay)

My actual Pow-R-Puck

Now came something called Pow-R-Puck. This puck could measure the speed of your shot. There was a dial that went from 0-100 mph and  dial that could be set from low to high. We would just shoot the puck and try to see who possessed the fastest shot. I don't remember what my top speed was but not the best. I just remember the good times. The packaging is long gone



e-bay ad for similar item but I'm thinking mine must have been a Maple Leaf package.


I'm thinking I should get out my old wooden Louisville stick and see what I can do. At least I don't have to convert to kilometres.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the memories. Got my Pow-R-Puck as a Christmas
    present. Eventually, the plastic dial was found to be the weak link.
    It went perfectly with my Bobby Hull obsession at the time.

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  2. What does the dial for low to high represent?

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  3. My Father and his brother were the inventors of the original pow-r-puck. Invented on Dupont Street in Toronto Ontario. I remember meeting many Leaf players back then.
    Donald Howard Armstrong and Brother Richard Armstrong

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    1. The Original inventor was my grandfather Kenneth Bradford. My dad has all the patent paper work. I have all the original pucks and packaging

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  4. as friend sent me this today....wow what a trip down memory lane. I had one of these as a kid and I think a couple of friends had one too. I wish I had one now unused...what a discussion piece that would be...If there isn't one of these in the hockey hall of fame there should be !!. Thanks Larry

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