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Old 10-14-2014, 02:02 PM   #11
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Was supper something that came in jars?
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:29 PM   #12
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I was going to guess (surmise, postulate) that the caps were placed in jars to avoid them creating a spark on board a vessel which carried a large supply of black power and other high explosives.

But then they ran them with coal or oil fired boilers, so what real difference would that have made?

Good question though, Carl.

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Old 10-14-2014, 10:18 PM   #13
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I'll have to confess, Google comes through in the tough ones.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:24 AM   #14
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Well I ran this through my gray matter for 48 hours and barely resisted the temptation of Google.

Never would have guessed Leyden jars. Never. Like others above I was thing jars as packing containers for safety, sparks, humidity, shelf life, and on and on. None of it seemed right though and without EVER seeing any NOS on eBay for capacitors packed in jars in "Naval minty" condition , I knew I was running in the wrong circle.

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Lends a whole new meaning to the term "JAR HEAD", no slam intended .
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