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2016.015.005.208.1-.23 - Raychem Corporation Product Literature, Application Equipment, early 1960s - February 1982. Documents on Raychem Corporation Application Equipment. Document types include booklets, data sheets, and photocopies. Subjects include heaters, installation and operating instructions, and a specification control drawing. Documents are arranged by print date. PDF inventory available in media tab of collections database.

Raychem Corporation Product Literature, Application Equipment, early 1960s - February 1982. Documents on Raychem Corporation Application Equipment. Document types include booklets, data sheets, and photocopies. Subjects include heaters, installation and operating instructions, and a specification control drawing. Documents are arranged by print date. PDF inventory available in media tab of collections database.

Image of 1996.230.001 - WWI Clothing Roll, 1918. Large clothing roll used in WWI. Tan canvas roll with leather handle attached at top with copper rivets. Metal grommets on outside and inside where the leather goes through the canvas and one grommet missing on inside. Canvas sewn around wooden pole at top, for structural support. Has multiple tan flaps with tan straps and green ties. Metal rings and hooks hold canvas flap at center. Bottom third of canvas has series of pockets with metal grommets and cloth green ties. Outer side of roll has canvas pocket at top secured by canvas straps and metal buckle.

1996.230.001 - WWI Clothing Roll, 1918. Large clothing roll used in WWI. Tan canvas roll with leather handle attached at top with copper rivets. Metal grommets on outside and inside where the leather goes through the canvas and one grommet missing on inside. Canvas sewn around wooden pole at top, for structural support. Has multiple tan flaps with tan straps and green ties. Metal rings and hooks hold canvas flap at center. Bottom third of canvas has series of pockets with metal grommets and cloth green ties. Outer side of roll has canvas pocket at top secured by canvas straps and metal buckle.

WWI Clothing Roll, 1918. Large clothing roll used in WWI. Tan canvas roll with leather handle attached at top with copper rivets. Metal grommets on outside and inside where the leather goes through the canvas and one grommet missing on inside. Canvas sewn around wooden pole at top, for structural support. Has multiple tan flaps with tan straps and green ties. Metal rings and hooks hold canvas flap at center. Bottom third of canvas has series of pockets with metal grommets and cloth green ties. Outer side of roll has canvas pocket at top secured by canvas straps and metal buckle.

Image of 2008.119 - Corn Seeder, 1893. Wooden corn seeder has a red painted finish. The base of the vertical wooden piece is hinged with a spring to another wooden piece. A disk inside the bottom of the cylinder spins revealing holes beneath that allow seeds to pass through when compressed. The canister is attached to the small wooden piece by a rod. Similar rods attach to a kick plate that are affixed to the small wooden piece on the other side. At the top of the large wooden piece a bulbous handle with an unfinished wooden grip and a metal interior extends perpendicularly out the back. Beneath the cylinder is another metal piece with an opening through which seeds are dropped. Front of large wood piece is stenciled with "THE AMERICAN  /  STANDARD." in black paint.

2008.119 - Corn Seeder, 1893. Wooden corn seeder has a red painted finish. The base of the vertical wooden piece is hinged with a spring to another wooden piece. A disk inside the bottom of the cylinder spins revealing holes beneath that allow seeds to pass through when compressed. The canister is attached to the small wooden piece by a rod. Similar rods attach to a kick plate that are affixed to the small wooden piece on the other side. At the top of the large wooden piece a bulbous handle with an unfinished wooden grip and a metal interior extends perpendicularly out the back. Beneath the cylinder is another metal piece with an opening through which seeds are dropped. Front of large wood piece is stenciled with "THE AMERICAN / STANDARD." in black paint.

Corn Seeder, 1893. Wooden corn seeder has a red painted finish. The base of the vertical wooden piece is hinged with a spring to another wooden piece. A disk inside the bottom of the cylinder spins revealing holes beneath that allow seeds to pass through when compressed. The canister is attached to the small wooden piece by a rod. Similar rods attach to a kick plate that are affixed to the small wooden piece on the other side. At the top of the large wooden piece a bulbous handle with an unfinished wooden grip and a metal interior extends perpendicularly out the back. Beneath the cylinder is another metal piece with an opening through which seeds are dropped. Front of large wood piece is sten

Image of 2013.007.012 - Hand Drill, c. 1930-1960. Coupling head where drill bit would attach has vertical ribbing and tapers to circular shaft. Circular shaft runs length of tool, ends with smooth crescent metal piece.  Wooden handle protrudes perpendicularly from circular shaft, with rounded finished end. Large gear mechanism in center with ribbed outer and inner edges connects to "S" shaped metal handle with attached wooden handle. Large center gear connects to smaller, ribbed gear for turning mechanism.

2013.007.012 - Hand Drill, c. 1930-1960. Coupling head where drill bit would attach has vertical ribbing and tapers to circular shaft. Circular shaft runs length of tool, ends with smooth crescent metal piece. Wooden handle protrudes perpendicularly from circular shaft, with rounded finished end. Large gear mechanism in center with ribbed outer and inner edges connects to "S" shaped metal handle with attached wooden handle. Large center gear connects to smaller, ribbed gear for turning mechanism.

Hand Drill, c. 1930-1960. Coupling head where drill bit would attach has vertical ribbing and tapers to circular shaft. Circular shaft runs length of tool, ends with smooth crescent metal piece. Wooden handle protrudes perpendicularly from circular shaft, with rounded finished end. Large gear mechanism in center with ribbed outer and inner edges connects to "S" shaped metal handle with attached wooden handle. Large center gear connects to smaller, ribbed gear for turning mechanism.

Image of 2013.007.013 - Cavalli Scythe, c. 1927-1933. Serpentine cylindrical wooden handle with two perpendicular wooden handles. Two metal screws attach scythe blade. Blade is curved with raised top edge.

2013.007.013 - Cavalli Scythe, c. 1927-1933. Serpentine cylindrical wooden handle with two perpendicular wooden handles. Two metal screws attach scythe blade. Blade is curved with raised top edge.

Cavalli Scythe, c. 1927-1933. Serpentine cylindrical wooden handle with two perpendicular wooden handles. Two metal screws attach scythe blade. Blade is curved with raised top edge.

Image of 1996.230.002 - WWI Canvas Roll, c. 1914-1918 (WWI). Small canvas roll used in WWI. Tan canvas roll with leather handle attached at top with two metal rings to leather strap. Leather strap has leather buckles to secure roll together. Leather trim stitched around edge. Interior is lined with green cloth fabric that has a scalloped edge. Two green cloth flaps extend length of inside of roll. Beneath green flaps extend two sets of parallel black straps, used to hold tools and equipment. Black straps are secured with inch long leather straps perpendicular to black cloth straps at various lengths.

1996.230.002 - WWI Canvas Roll, c. 1914-1918 (WWI). Small canvas roll used in WWI. Tan canvas roll with leather handle attached at top with two metal rings to leather strap. Leather strap has leather buckles to secure roll together. Leather trim stitched around edge. Interior is lined with green cloth fabric that has a scalloped edge. Two green cloth flaps extend length of inside of roll. Beneath green flaps extend two sets of parallel black straps, used to hold tools and equipment. Black straps are secured with inch long leather straps perpendicular to black cloth straps at various lengths.

WWI Canvas Roll, c. 1914-1918 (WWI). Small canvas roll used in WWI. Tan canvas roll with leather handle attached at top with two metal rings to leather strap. Leather strap has leather buckles to secure roll together. Leather trim stitched around edge. Interior is lined with green cloth fabric that has a scalloped edge. Two green cloth flaps extend length of inside of roll. Beneath green flaps extend two sets of parallel black straps, used to hold tools and equipment. Black straps are secured with inch long leather straps perpendicular to black cloth straps at various lengths.

Image of 1999.048.346 - Umbrella ink bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1840-1909. This bottle is conical in shaped with eight-sided panels to form the sides, hand-blown tooled rim for a crudely rolled or folded-in finish. A .25 inch short neck flares out to a .75 inch double ring shoulder to a 2.25 inch body. The bottle is clear and shows evidence of glass hand-made manufacture.

1999.048.346 - Umbrella ink bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1840-1909. This bottle is conical in shaped with eight-sided panels to form the sides, hand-blown tooled rim for a crudely rolled or folded-in finish. A .25 inch short neck flares out to a .75 inch double ring shoulder to a 2.25 inch body. The bottle is clear and shows evidence of glass hand-made manufacture.

Umbrella ink bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1840-1909. This bottle is conical in shaped with eight-sided panels to form the sides, hand-blown tooled rim for a crudely rolled or folded-in finish. A .25 inch short neck flares out to a .75 inch double ring shoulder to a 2.25 inch body. The bottle is clear and shows evidence of glass hand-made manufacture.

Image of 1999.048.347 - Umbrella ink bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1840-1909. This bottle is conical in shaped with eight-sided panels to form the sides, hand-blown tooled rim for a crudely rolled or folded-in finish. A .25 inch short neck flares out to a .75 inch double ring shoulder to a 2.25 inch body. The bottle is clear and shows evidence of glass hand-made manufacture.

1999.048.347 - Umbrella ink bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1840-1909. This bottle is conical in shaped with eight-sided panels to form the sides, hand-blown tooled rim for a crudely rolled or folded-in finish. A .25 inch short neck flares out to a .75 inch double ring shoulder to a 2.25 inch body. The bottle is clear and shows evidence of glass hand-made manufacture.

Umbrella ink bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1840-1909. This bottle is conical in shaped with eight-sided panels to form the sides, hand-blown tooled rim for a crudely rolled or folded-in finish. A .25 inch short neck flares out to a .75 inch double ring shoulder to a 2.25 inch body. The bottle is clear and shows evidence of glass hand-made manufacture.

Image of 2016.001.056 - Raychem Golf Towel, c. 1957-1999. White terry cloth golf towel. Terry cloth is sewn from cotton and polyester yarn. Towel is rectangular. Its two shorter sides are fringed. The bottom right corner the word "Raychem" is printed ten times in red paint. It is done in two columns with five words printed in each column. Between the each word is a line printed in tan paint. On the top left corner is a round brass grommet. Looped through the grommet is a brass clip. The clip is one rounded piece of wire bent in the shape of a light bulb. The two wire ends overlap each other on the neck of the light bulb shape. One end is broader and flat. On the back side of the towel, sewn along the left edge edge is a white fabric tag with text printed in black and red ink. Tag describes materials and washing instructions. A golf towel clips to a golf bag and is used for wipe or dry hands, balls or clubs.

2016.001.056 - Raychem Golf Towel, c. 1957-1999. White terry cloth golf towel. Terry cloth is sewn from cotton and polyester yarn. Towel is rectangular. Its two shorter sides are fringed. The bottom right corner the word "Raychem" is printed ten times in red paint. It is done in two columns with five words printed in each column. Between the each word is a line printed in tan paint. On the top left corner is a round brass grommet. Looped through the grommet is a brass clip. The clip is one rounded piece of wire bent in the shape of a light bulb. The two wire ends overlap each other on the neck of the light bulb shape. One end is broader and flat. On the back side of the towel, sewn along the left edge edge is a white fabric tag with text printed in black and red ink. Tag describes materials and washing instructions. A golf towel clips to a golf bag and is used for wipe or dry hands, balls or clubs.

Raychem Golf Towel, c. 1957-1999. White terry cloth golf towel. Terry cloth is sewn from cotton and polyester yarn. Towel is rectangular. Its two shorter sides are fringed. The bottom right corner the word "Raychem" is printed ten times in red paint. It is done in two columns with five words printed in each column. Between the each word is a line printed in tan paint. On the top left corner is a round brass grommet. Looped through the grommet is a brass clip. The clip is one rounded piece of wire bent in the shape of a light bulb. The two wire ends overlap each other on the neck of the light bulb shape. One end is broader and flat. On the back side of the towel, sewn along the left edge edge

Image of 2015.001.05103.1 - San Francisco International Airport Parking Garage Expansion, 1964

2015.001.05103.1 - San Francisco International Airport Parking Garage Expansion, 1964

San Francisco International Airport Parking Garage Expansion, 1964. Black and white negative shows construction of the front parking garage at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The image shows a large, muddy, dug-up field with various construction vehicles and trucks, including a crane. Rebar pillars and concrete pillars are spread throughout the field. Piles of large pipes appear at center left. A large curved building is visible in the background at upper left and workers and cement mixers are visible at upper right. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.02004.2 - Flower Shipment from SFO, 1961

2015.001.02004.2 - Flower Shipment from SFO, 1961

Flower Shipment from SFO, 1961. Black and white negative shows two workers with a flower shipment on an American Airlines airplane at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Boxes of flowers are stacked on a raised forklift, with the boxes just outside of the airplane's cargo hold. "AIRfreight" is painted on the side of the airplane under the cockpit. A man in work clothes operates the forklift from the tarmac below. Next to him is a second man who stands with his back to the camera. He wears a shirt that says "AIRBORNE" and holds a small package that says "LAX." A propeller blade of a different aircraft appears in the foreground at upper left. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.02011.4 - Development of West Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo, 1961

2015.001.02011.4 - Development of West Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo, 1961

Development of West Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo, 1961. Black and white negative shows bulldozers clearing land for residential housing developments along a hillside in San Mateo, California. The site has been mostly cleared by construction equipment with a large area of dirt visible at mid-ground in the center of the image. There is a wire fence separating a field of grass from the site in the foreground. Photographer Norton Pearl notes that this area is at the end of West Hillsdale Boulevard. Part of a series.

Image of 2016.015.001.111.4 - Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

2016.015.001.111.4 - Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975. This color slide shows a trial for the application of Desertclad tape to a hot pipe in a snowy Alaska landscape. An unwrapped section of pipe is visible at center right in the foreground that extends toward the heating and wrapping operation at center. Four side boom crawler cranes appear in a row at center supporting heating units around the pipe. Three automobiles and several pieces of equipment appear at center left. Pine trees are visible in the distance at center left and just right of center. The sky is overcast with gray clouds. Desertclad was a product that the Raychem Corporation was testing for coating oil pipelines

Image of 2016.015.001.111.5 - Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

2016.015.001.111.5 - Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975. This color slide shows a Caterpillar side boom crawler crane in a snowy landscape that is supporting a section of pipe with a rolling sling during a product trial of Raychem Desertclad heat shrink coating. The yellow painted crane appears at left with a section of unwrapped pipe visible at right. A blue piece of material is covering the front of the crane, and part of the machine is painted with black stripes. A cylindrical heater is partially visible around the pipe just behind the rolling sling. The sky is overcast with gray clouds. Desertclad was a product that the Raychem Corporation was testing for coating oil pipelines

Image of 2016.015.001.111.6 - Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

2016.015.001.111.6 - Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975. This color slide shows two heaters around a section of unwrapped pipe in a snowy landscape. The heaters are cylindrical and wrap around the exterior of the pipe. The heaters both have black tubing connecting to their sides and a set of metal runners on the underside. Metal loops at top provide a place to attach the units to an overhead metal structure. Desertclad was a product that the Raychem Corporation was testing for coating oil pipelines in desert conditions. The trial was performed in Alaska during the time that Raychem was also working on coating the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Image of 2016.015.001.111.7 - Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

2016.015.001.111.7 - Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975. This color slide shows a row of heaters around a section of unwrapped pipe in an outdoor setting. The heaters are cylindrical and wrap around the exterior of the pipe with an overhead metal structure to support and move the units along the pipe by crane. A flame from one of the heaters is visible at center. The heaters were fueled by propane and would raise the pipe temperature to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit. A person in silhouette stands next to one of the heaters at lower right in the image. Desertclad was a product that the Raychem Corporation was testing for coating oil pipelines in desert conditions. The trial was perfo

Image of 2016.015.001.111.8 - Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

2016.015.001.111.8 - Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

Untitled (Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975. This color slide shows white Desertclad tape coating a section of pipeline in a snowy landscape. The pipe extends from the foreground at lower right into the distance at upper left. A propane tank rests on the ground at bottom center. A crane, several people, and an automobile are visible at upper left. Desertclad was a product that the Raychem Corporation was testing for coating oil pipelines in desert conditions. The trial was performed in Alaska during the time that Raychem was also working on coating the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Image of 2016.015.001.111.9 - Untitled (Fred Smith at Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

2016.015.001.111.9 - Untitled (Fred Smith at Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975

Untitled (Fred Smith at Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975. This color slide shows Raychem employee Fred Smith standing in front of a section of pipeline that is wrapped in white Desertclad tape with snowcapped mountains in the background. Smith wears an Alyeska Arctic Wear Parka that was issued to workers on the Trans-Alaska pipeline construction project along with a blue Raychem hardhat and an orange knit face mask. Desertclad was a product that the Raychem Corporation was testing for coating oil pipelines in desert conditions. The trial was performed in Alaska during the time that Raychem was also working on coating the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Image of 2016.015.001.62 - Untitled (Building Construction), c. 1966-1975

2016.015.001.62 - Untitled (Building Construction), c. 1966-1975

Untitled (Building Construction), c. 1966-1975. Black and white photograph of the construction site for part of Raychem Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The image shows a dirt lot with piles of gravel at mid-ground extending across the image at center. Two small buildings appear in the distance near a row of powerlines. Several people are visible in this area, including a worker operating a bulldozer at upper right. This image is from a set of photographs originally stored in an envelope with "Ross Heslop" handwritten on the front (2016.015.001.53-.78).

Image of 2016.015.001.58 - Untitled (Building Construction with Bulldozer), c. 1966-1975

2016.015.001.58 - Untitled (Building Construction with Bulldozer), c. 1966-1975

Untitled (Building Construction with Bulldozer), c. 1966-1975. Black and white photograph of the construction site for part of Raychem Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The image shows a large pile of gravel in the foreground along the bottom of the image with a bulldozer at upper left. Text on the front of the bulldozer reads, "FWD / WAGNER." This image is from a set of photographs originally stored in an envelope with "Ross Heslop" handwritten on the front (2016.015.001.53-.78).