Sangamo Electric Company was
a "heap" big name in capacitors in the realm in the middle of the last century.
The company always featured an American Indian in its electronics magazine advertisements,
and usually also included some form of "indian-ese" statements as part of the sales
pitch. Of course such marketing schemes would be vehemently raided and those responsible
figuratively "scalped," if you will pardon the gratuitous expressions. As with
using names like the
Washington Redskins, the
Atlanta Braves, the
and the Cleveland Indians
to appropriate and celebrate the bravery and might of the named peoples, Sangamo
implied quality, durability, and reliability of its products through an association
with American Indians. That does not matter to people who seek to create discord
amongst the population while, in many cases, seeking notoriety and financial gain
for themselves. Sangamo Electric was located in Marion, Illinois, an area where
a few other uses of Sangamo are used, but I could not find any direct reference
to a Sangamo tribe. President Lincoln addressed the people of Sangamo and
Sangamo County, Illinois in newspaper articles while campaigning in the state
(his pre-presidential era). The Sangamo
Club has operated continuously in Springfield, IL, since 1890. There is some
evidence that "Sangamo Country" at some point was redesignated "Sangamon
County," the latter form being located where former was mentioned as having
Here are a few more examples of Samgamo advertisements in the
1949, and June
1956 issues of Radio & Television News.
Sangamo Electric Company Ad
Live many seasons for heap good reasons
these wire lead tubular capacitors will not deteriorate with age
Use Sangamo dry tubular electrolytics for trouble-free replacements. You don't
have to worry about premature failure. Long life is really built into these capacitors.
They have exceptional staying power because:
1 A super-seal keeps the electrolyte from evaporating even under the toughest
conditions of heat and humidity.
2 All these capacitors are aged at 85° C to build a tough dielectric film
that will stand up under high heat.
3 All aluminum container prevents the "creeping" corrosion that occurs in capacitors
when any other metal is permitted to contact the electrolyte.
4 Sangamo electrolyte is really pure. Continuous laboratory control of every
batch keeps the chlorine ion concentration to less than 10 parts per million. That's
99.999% pure, or better!
5 No lead breakage.
Sangamo uses a special wire that resists bend fatigue. A specially designed rivet
that "cradles" the lead gives additional protection.
P. S. These wire lead tubulars fit those tight corners - Their compact
design gives maximum capacity in minimum space. See your Sangamo Distributor for
all your capacitor replacement needs.
Those who know choose Sangamo
Sangamo Electric Company
Posted May 13, 2020