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    Hi. If you have some old circuit boards lying around, perhaps you have noticed small metal cylinder shaped capacitors on some of them. You may have assumed that they were aluminum or steel. Some of them are. But some have SOLID silver casings on them, with a small tantalum slug inside. Anything that contains solid silver is worth collecting. Now, perhaps you might help me out of a bit of difficulty here. I was injured on the job in 2002 and currently live on a modest social security disability benefit. If you and any friends who may have some of these silver caps would be willing to send me a small batch of them, I hope to be able to catch up a little bit on some crippling debt. Also, if you have the knowledge of how to make this appeal go "viral", would you be willing to help me with this? Write to my email.



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    You should introduce yourself, and get to know a few of us. If you posted a few pics of the ones your looking for I'd be able to help you. Keep in mind that you should get to know a few of us before asking for help, you'll get a better response. Welcome to the forum.

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    First welcome to the forum. We do enjoy an introduction and I suggest you read all the old threads to get to know us as well.

    You started out asking us to send you material that has value. I do support you intent to make a little money but I suggest you look at what many of our member have done. This is where reading the old threads will serve you well. Find a niche that you can exploit. Even if you are disablied you can do much to assist yourself. My situation is different than yours, I'm sure, but I am telling you what worked for me. Best of luck, Mike.
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    Welcome to the forum. Like the rest said a intro would be nice. Any thanks for the tip im gonna have to try and find what you are talking about. There is no need for anyone to give you stuff. I turned 25$ into a booming business thanks to this forums. I see people in wheel chairs sitting at there garage breaking down scrap all the time. A good thing to do for you is take whatever little cash you got and spread the word on the materials you would like to by and get delivered to your place. Once word of mouth starts to happen you will be busier then you ever wanted. Good luck to you its not a easy job, you wont get rich over night, but goddanm does it feel good to have a killer day and know its just because of how determined you were to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverCaps View Post
    Hi. If you have some old circuit boards lying around, perhaps you have noticed small metal cylinder shaped capacitors on some of them. You may have assumed that they were aluminum or steel. Some of them are. But some have SOLID silver casings on them, with a small tantalum slug inside. Anything that contains solid silver is worth collecting. Now, perhaps you might help me out of a bit of difficulty here. I was injured on the job in 2002 and currently live on a modest social security disability benefit. If you and any friends who may have some of these silver caps would be willing to send me a small batch of them, I hope to be able to catch up a little bit on some crippling debt. Also, if you have the knowledge of how to make this appeal go "viral", would you be willing to help me with this? Write to my email.
    wet tantalum capacitors contain sulphuric acid

    i did some quick research on these solid silver capacitors:

    "The very first tantalum capacitors used the same etched foil principle as the aluminium electrolytic. However, they differed in their choice of electrolyte. Believe it or not, wet tantalum capacitors contain sulphuric acid! In order to contain this corrosive material, wet tantalum capacitors use a solid silver case to contain the wound foil, and the connections are made through glass-to-metal seals."

    rest of article at this link
    Elecsound-The Trust Name In Electronic Components Blog Archiv Tantalum Electrolytic Capacitors

    "Tantalum is a superior material for capacitor construction due to the fact that tantalum capacitors tend to outlive their aluminum counterparts and have been in use since the 1950s. Some tantalum capacitors use a liquid electrolyte, which means the user should never break one open for safety reasons; one of the common electrolytes contained within these capacitors is sulfuric acid."

    rest of article at this link
    Specifications for Scrap Tantalum Capacitors | eHow.com

    just a heads-up
    work safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverCaps View Post
    Hi. If you have some old circuit boards lying around, perhaps you have noticed small metal cylinder shaped capacitors on some of them. You may have assumed that they were aluminum or steel. Some of them are. But some have SOLID silver casings on them, with a small tantalum slug inside. Anything that contains solid silver is worth collecting. Now, perhaps you might help me out of a bit of difficulty here. I was injured on the job in 2002 and currently live on a modest social security disability benefit. If you and any friends who may have some of these silver caps would be willing to send me a small batch of them, I hope to be able to catch up a little bit on some crippling debt. Also, if you have the knowledge of how to make this appeal go "viral", would you be willing to help me with this? Write to my email.
    I am feeling a little lazy today so if anyone has any gold bars laying around you can send them my way.......Thanks again for all your support and good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverCaps View Post
    Hi. If you have some old circuit boards lying around, perhaps you have noticed small metal cylinder shaped capacitors on some of them. You may have assumed that they were aluminum or steel. Some of them are. But some have SOLID silver casings on them, with a small tantalum slug inside. Anything that contains solid silver is worth collecting. Now, perhaps you might help me out of a bit of difficulty here. I was injured on the job in 2002 and currently live on a modest social security disability benefit. If you and any friends who may have some of these silver caps would be willing to send me a small batch of them, I hope to be able to catch up a little bit on some crippling debt. Also, if you have the knowledge of how to make this appeal go "viral", would you be willing to help me with this? Write to my email.

    From the boards I processed I recovered lots of silver and palladium, to learn howto go gold forum. Most of you will make more profit selling your boards as is.. Although the education gained by processing a few hundred pounds of boards is well worth the effort.

    Silver encapsulated caps you most likely to find in vintage electronics from the 1930's to 50's, tantalum surface mount caps are a modern cap.

    Also silver caps come in many shapes and sizes that don't even resemble caps as we know them.
    Last edited by gustavus; 07-14-2012 at 12:22 AM.

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