[Boatanchors] [BoatAnchors] Strange Type of Resistor

Bob Jackson bob at nofrowns.net
Mon Nov 12 18:44:15 EST 2012

My bad - probably 1/2 watt size. They're smaller than current 1W.

Still, they ARE resistors, not caps, and there are three of the little 
buggers. They're on the schematic as resistors and measure to those values. 

Moving on ...

Bob  AG5X

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1/4 watt resistors in a 50s era rx?  seems a  bit small wattage.  how about 
a picture?  Russ.
---- Bob Jackson <bob at nofrowns.net> wrote:
> I'm rebuilding a '50s era receiver - nothing special about it. However, 
> there are two what appear to be normal 1/4 watt resistors, same size, 
> usual color markings, etc. The "strangeness" comes from the fact that 
> instead of normal, wire leads, they have flat, foil-like leads. More 
> peculiar (to me) is that they each have two small holes in them, one at 
> each end, that seem to go deep enough into the body that the "foil" can be 
> seen inside.
> I know these things are resistors, but I've never come across this form 
> factor. Any help??
> Bob  AG5X
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