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April 1968 Radio-Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Electronics, published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

"Getting a hernia and not getting paid for it?" That's the lead question in this Loral Distributor Products ad in a 1968 issue of Radio−Electronics magazine. My response is to ask the obvious question: Are there actually people who do get paid for getting a hernia? Hernia repair† surgeons probably saw a lot of business from TV repair guys who did in-home service and had to lug sets from the truck to and from the house and shop. Even with using a hand truck the large console type TVs were a bear to move around. If you have seen some of the electronics themed comics from magazines of the era (I've posted hundreds of them), the often stressful life of mobile repair guys is a common topic. Loral doesn't offer a solution to boat-anchor-heavy TV sets, but they do claim using their capacitors will reduce the number of repeat service calls needed.

† I had the pleasure of undergoing a bilateral (i.e., both sides) inguinal hernia operation this past January.

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Loral Distributor Products - Capacitors, April 1968 Radio-Electronics - RF CafeGetting a hernia and not getting paid for it?

Switch to Elmenco dipped Mylar®-paper capacitors and you won't have to worry about call-backs, lost profits, broken reputations or broken anything else.

The only ordinary thing about them is their price. You get capacitors that meet the requirements of high-reliability computer and missile systems. You get capacitors that hold their rating at 125°C continuous operation. Yet you get them at TV set prices.

Elmenco dipped Mylar-paper capacitors come in just about any value you need from 0.001 mfd to 1.0 mfd. And just about any TV rated voltage you need, too, from 100V through 1600V.

Ask your Authorized Elmenco Distributor to put them on your next order. Without fail.

Tell him you're counting on his support.

(While you're at it, ask about other Elmenco types: padders and trimmers; high voltage dipped micas.)

Loral Distributor Products

A Division of Loral Corporation

Pondhill Industrial Park

Great Neck, New York

Torrance, California

® Du Pont Trademark.

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Posted June 8, 2023

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