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Catalog Number 2017.004.001
Scope & Content Digital reproduction of a 1974 motion picture titled "The Raychem Seals" used for promotion of Raychem Corporation heat-shrink sealing products.

Exerpt from a digital DOCX file written by David Chapman titled "About Ray the Raychem Seal Video":

"Raychem paid $25,000 for the production plus a fee to Dave Goelz. It was filmed at channel 7 studios in San Francisco. The video was made in 1974, before Dave Goelz was hired by Jim Henson to work full time for him. The video was written and directed by Stan Christensen, the puppeteer was Dave Goelz, and "Ray's Song" was written by Stan Christensen and performed by nightwings. Script consultants were Larry Hayes and Lynn Chapman (who hired Dave Goelz to make this video).
This short movie was shown by Raychem at Cable TV trade shows around the country. Dave Goelz was often present at the showings with Ray."

File information:

Document Type: MP4 file
Date of Creation: 2014 September 5, 2:43:48 AM
Original filename from donor:
File Size: 34.12 MB

Media Information
Stream 0
Type: Video
Codec H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1)
Resolution: 480x386
Display resolution: 480x360
Frame rate: 29.970029
Decoded format: Planar 4:2:0 YUV
Stream 1
Type: Audio
Codec: MPEG AAC Audio (mp4a)
Channels: Stereo
Sample rate: 44100 Hz
Object Name Video, Digital
Collection Archival Collection
Category Video Recordings
Date 1974 (original film); 9/5/2014, 2:43:48 AM (.mp4)
People Goelz, Dave
Search Terms Business
Business and Industry
Goelz, Dave
Ray the Raychem Seal
Raychem Corporation
Subjects Business
Puppet shows
Radiation chemistry
Telecommunication cables
Telecommunications industry
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