It was a germanium PNP transistor. I might've pressed the button too. I saw transistors used as capacitors that were connected like this, but they weren't germaniums. What current (if any) has flown through the transistor? According to the datasheet, the reverse collector current at VCB=20V is 5μA, reverse emitter current at VEB=2V is 50μA, VEBO=3V, for what it's worth.