- Sep 20, 2013
Back in the early 1970s I was a shop Tech for a large retailer of televisions while going to school. I carried a magnet around in my pocket protector and none of the leads to caps were magnetic back then. In fact the leads to all components were nonmagnetic back then. Everyone had these telescoping magnets as screws would find their ways into places where it would be difficult to retrieve them. No components back the would stick to them.