nuvistor wrote:In the 60's with the customers approval I used to blanket change those Wimas in Grundig tape recorders, never found a good one. Very few electrical faults in those machines were caused by any other component.
Don't forget the WW resistor feeding the record/replay relay in the TK20!
When I was at college, they bought an NTSC flying spot scanner from STC - allegedly fire damaged after a fire at their Footscray factory - but there was no signs of any damage so I think STC just used it to as an excuse to get rid of an old bit of kit (although, around 1965, I doubt it was that
The row of 19" racks ran down the centre of a lab, effectively splitting it in two. As it was entirely valved, it kept the place warm!
Anyway, something that I noticed in one of the racks were those horrible Wima caps - except that these were branded Plessey!