Brown mica condenser with two mounting screws. Alternative name is capacitor. A mica capacitor has several layers of metal foil plates that are separated by thin sheets of mica material, all encased in a plastic exterior.

Physical Description

A brown plastic rectangular shaped object with two curved sides. There are two screws and text on one side.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Information & Communication

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Mrs M. Kennedy, by 02/1986

  • Manufacturer

    Sangamo, United States of America, circa1927
    This date range was chosen because these components were commonly found in radios of that period. Google Newspaper The Pittsburgh Press 11 June 1927,2849285 accessed 22 Nov 2011

  • Inscriptions

    On sides of body: " MICA CONDENSER ", " SANGAMO " , " CAP .001 MFD " , "U S A"

  • Classification

    Communications, Radio, Components

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    45 mm (Width), 15 mm (Depth), 35 mm (Height)

  • References

    Google Newspaper The Pittsburgh Press 11 June 1927 [Link 1] accessed 22 Nov 2011

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