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
1949, May 1950,
1954, and June
1956 issues of Radio & Television News.
Sangamo Electric Company Advertisement
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,
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 December 29, 2016