A Surprise in a Re-Stuffed Capacitor

I was recently re-stuffing some capacitors for a radio. It’s not something I do often, but I’ve accumulated a pile of pulled vintage caps over the years so I have some on hand if a customer requests the most detailed service possible. I found a surprise inside of one!

restuffcap

Interesting! Someone must have purchased a radio, seen original parts and clipped them out and replaced them, without knowing that someone had re-stuffed the components already. I’ve only found this one with a new cap hiding inside, but we’ll see if any more turn up in a future project.

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2 Responses to A Surprise in a Re-Stuffed Capacitor

  1. David DeRosier says:

    Interesting. But I prefere to keep the new caps as they are so down the road it would be easy for the next repairman to spot the new parts.

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