April 1968 Radio-Electronics
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"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.,
this past January.
Loral Distributor Products Ad
Getting 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
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
Ask your Authorized Elmenco Distributor to put them on your next order. Without
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
® Du Pont Trademark.
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Posted June 8, 2023