A lot of tech news websites have 3rd-party
ads running that currently show an ad from a vintage magazine with a shocking title
about how companies used to get away with printing images and text in advertisements
that would never be tolerated today. I have seen many such ads in vintage electronics
and science magazines as I scan them for useful material, and have posted a few
of them on RF Cafe. Another example is this one run by the Sangamo Electric Company
in a 1949 issue of Radio and Television News. As with the football team
that goes by the same name, no offense was intended by the name; in fact, it was
a positive portrayal of the group's attributes that was the inspiration.
Here are a few more examples of Samgamo advertisements in the
1954, and June 1956 issues of Radio & Television News.
Sangamo Electric Company Advertisement
The Redskins are Here!
Sangamo's New Molded Paper Tubulars
Sangamo presents the Redskin ... a new molded paper tubular capacitor that gives
long life under severe operating conditions. The Redskin is an 85° C tubular
that is easy to work with, on production line or bench, because the flexible leads
resist breakage and can't pull out! It offers greater mechanical strength because
of its plastic construction. It is molded under low pressure, assuring elements
undamaged in fabrication, greater depend-ability, and the absence of "hot spots."
A trial of these new molded tubulars will convince you! See your jobber - if
he can't supply you, write us.
Big Chief Sangamo Says:
Plenty Proud of New Papooses! Redskins Heap Tough ... Stand Tests That Make Other
Braves Flinch. Redskins Live Long Time ... Work Hard ... Help You Make Wampum Too!
Immersion and Humidity Resistance
Far surpasses normal specification requirements ... Insulation resistance practically
unchanged under severe conditions of immersion or humidity.
85° C Performance
Test Result: Excellent!
Long life operation under high temperature conditions make it a "natural" for
applications where high temperatures cause trouble.
Test Result: Excellent! Especially designed flexible leads resist breaking or
pulling out even when handling is extremely rough.
Sangamo Electric Company
In Canada: Sangamo Electric Company Limited, Leaside, Ont.
Posted June 20, 2022
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