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Name Heater
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Image of 2016.001.050 - Raychem Auto-Trace Self-limiting Heaters Overhead Transparency, n.d. Mylar transparency with black and red ink. The transparency is titled: "Auto-Trace Self-limiting Heaters  /  Respond to Temperature" printed in black at the top. Below the title is a line graph with y-axis at resistance and x-axis as temperature. There is a second graph printed below with y-axis as wattage and x-axis as temperature. 

Inscription: 
"Auto-Trace Self-limiting Heaters  /  Respond to Temperature  /  ...  /  "Resistance of Auto-Trace increases dramatically...  /  Wattache ourput of Auto-Trace decreases dramatically..." (printed in black ink). 

Dimensions:
11 x 8.5

2016.001.050 - Raychem Auto-Trace Self-limiting Heaters Overhead Transparency, n.d. Mylar transparency with black and red ink. The transparency is titled: "Auto-Trace Self-limiting Heaters / Respond to Temperature" printed in black at the top. Below the title is a line graph with y-axis at resistance and x-axis as temperature. There is a second graph printed below with y-axis as wattage and x-axis as temperature. Inscription: "Auto-Trace Self-limiting Heaters / Respond to Temperature / ... / "Resistance of Auto-Trace increases dramatically... / Wattache ourput of Auto-Trace decreases dramatically..." (printed in black ink). Dimensions: 11 x 8.5

Raychem Auto-Trace Self-limiting Heaters Overhead Transparency, n.d. Mylar transparency with black and red ink. The transparency is titled: "Auto-Trace Self-limiting Heaters / Respond to Temperature" printed in black at the top. Below the title is a line graph with y-axis at resistance and x-axis as temperature. There is a second graph printed below with y-axis as wattage and x-axis as temperature. Inscription: "Auto-Trace Self-limiting Heaters / Respond to Temperature / ... / "Resistance of Auto-Trace increases dramatically... / Wattache ourput of Auto-Trace decreases dramatically..." (printed in black ink). Dimensions: 11 x 8.5

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 1965.033 - Ceramic foot warmer is made of clay and constructed by hand.  It is composed of a hollow cylinder with a flat bottom, a spout at the top center and two hand formed and pressed handles on either side of the spout.  The spout has a wide lip and stopper is not present.  Original gray-colored clay is visible on ends but rest of warmer has a golden-brown glaze.  This foot warmer would have been filled with hot water and placed at one's feet when riding in a carriage in the the mid to late 1800s.

1965.033 - Ceramic foot warmer is made of clay and constructed by hand. It is composed of a hollow cylinder with a flat bottom, a spout at the top center and two hand formed and pressed handles on either side of the spout. The spout has a wide lip and stopper is not present. Original gray-colored clay is visible on ends but rest of warmer has a golden-brown glaze. This foot warmer would have been filled with hot water and placed at one's feet when riding in a carriage in the the mid to late 1800s.

Ceramic foot warmer is made of clay and constructed by hand. It is composed of a hollow cylinder with a flat bottom, a spout at the top center and two hand formed and pressed handles on either side of the spout. The spout has a wide lip and stopper is not present. Original gray-colored clay is visible on ends but rest of warmer has a golden-brown glaze. This foot warmer would have been filled with hot water and placed at one's feet when riding in a carriage in the the mid to late 1800s.

Image of 2015.029.006 - Zap Gun Award Presented to Paul M. Cook, 1968. Zap Gun (A) and mount (B) are two pieces which can be separated. The gun (A) is the original, first zap gun ever made. The barrel of the gun is  brass shaped like an oblong sphere that is tapered at the ends. When trigger is pulled, nose of the barrel opens up to release heat. In the middle of the barrel is a embossed ring around the widest part. The back end has a small circular cutout which exposes a transparent glass piece (light?). Glass piece has cylinder base with a protrusion out the top. The black, plastic handle conforms to the bottom of the barrel from end to end. The end of the barrel that opens attaches to handle with a J-shaped metal piece. Handle has hash marks pressed into plastic. Very base of the handle has a black rubber tube attached. The bottom of the tube has a gray, four-pronged outlet for connecting a power source. The gun attaches to the award base (B) by sliding into a black, metal plate. The plate is attached diagonally to a black, metal mount which is screwed into the base. The base is a transparent, acrylic square. Glued to the front, center of the base is a square, brass metal plate. Inscribed on the plate "TO  /  PAUL M. COOK  /  for sticking to his guns  /  THE FIRST ZAP GUN  /  produced in summer, 1965 and presented by  /  Heating and Devices Department  /  June 1968".

2015.029.006 - Zap Gun Award Presented to Paul M. Cook, 1968. Zap Gun (A) and mount (B) are two pieces which can be separated. The gun (A) is the original, first zap gun ever made. The barrel of the gun is brass shaped like an oblong sphere that is tapered at the ends. When trigger is pulled, nose of the barrel opens up to release heat. In the middle of the barrel is a embossed ring around the widest part. The back end has a small circular cutout which exposes a transparent glass piece (light?). Glass piece has cylinder base with a protrusion out the top. The black, plastic handle conforms to the bottom of the barrel from end to end. The end of the barrel that opens attaches to handle with a J-shaped metal piece. Handle has hash marks pressed into plastic. Very base of the handle has a black rubber tube attached. The bottom of the tube has a gray, four-pronged outlet for connecting a power source. The gun attaches to the award base (B) by sliding into a black, metal plate. The plate is attached diagonally to a black, metal mount which is screwed into the base. The base is a transparent, acrylic square. Glued to the front, center of the base is a square, brass metal plate. Inscribed on the plate "TO / PAUL M. COOK / for sticking to his guns / THE FIRST ZAP GUN / produced in summer, 1965 and presented by / Heating and Devices Department / June 1968".

Zap Gun Award Presented to Paul M. Cook, 1968. Zap Gun (A) and mount (B) are two pieces which can be separated. The gun (A) is the original, first zap gun ever made. The barrel of the gun is brass shaped like an oblong sphere that is tapered at the ends. When trigger is pulled, nose of the barrel opens up to release heat. In the middle of the barrel is a embossed ring around the widest part. The back end has a small circular cutout which exposes a transparent glass piece (light?). Glass piece has cylinder base with a protrusion out the top. The black, plastic handle conforms to the bottom of the barrel from end to end. The end of the barrel that opens attaches to handle with a J-shaped metal

Image of 2016.001.006 - Raychem XL Trace Cable for Pipe Freeze Protection, c. 1957-1999. Cable's exterior plastic coating is light blue. Cable is flat. Each end exposes interior. Interior is hard black polymer plastic with two nickel-plated copper wires at each end. One end of black plastic interior protrudes outside blue coating. Inscription printed in black in along outside of cable describes product and includes a warning.

2016.001.006 - Raychem XL Trace Cable for Pipe Freeze Protection, c. 1957-1999. Cable's exterior plastic coating is light blue. Cable is flat. Each end exposes interior. Interior is hard black polymer plastic with two nickel-plated copper wires at each end. One end of black plastic interior protrudes outside blue coating. Inscription printed in black in along outside of cable describes product and includes a warning.

Raychem XL Trace Cable for Pipe Freeze Protection, c. 1957-1999. Cable's exterior plastic coating is light blue. Cable is flat. Each end exposes interior. Interior is hard black polymer plastic with two nickel-plated copper wires at each end. One end of black plastic interior protrudes outside blue coating. Inscription printed in black in along outside of cable describes product and includes a warning.

Image of 2016.001.007 - Raychem Chemelex Auto-Trace Heating Cord, c. 1957-1999. Black plastic cord is flat with rounded edges.  Edges are raised and middle of cord is flat and inset. One end of the cord has a two pronged black plastic plug. Prongs are brass. Plug has embossed vertical lines around edge closest to prongs and two embossed triangles running end to end. Between two prongs is a piece of green plastic reading, "REMOVE". The other end of the cord a plastic piece, which appears to be melted on the end. Plastic piece has slightly rounded neck attaching to cord and a flat, rounded end with horizontal lines embossed. The product name and description are printed in white ink at intervals along the cord's length. Cord is coiled with piece of masking tape holding it together.

2016.001.007 - Raychem Chemelex Auto-Trace Heating Cord, c. 1957-1999. Black plastic cord is flat with rounded edges. Edges are raised and middle of cord is flat and inset. One end of the cord has a two pronged black plastic plug. Prongs are brass. Plug has embossed vertical lines around edge closest to prongs and two embossed triangles running end to end. Between two prongs is a piece of green plastic reading, "REMOVE". The other end of the cord a plastic piece, which appears to be melted on the end. Plastic piece has slightly rounded neck attaching to cord and a flat, rounded end with horizontal lines embossed. The product name and description are printed in white ink at intervals along the cord's length. Cord is coiled with piece of masking tape holding it together.

Raychem Chemelex Auto-Trace Heating Cord, c. 1957-1999. Black plastic cord is flat with rounded edges. Edges are raised and middle of cord is flat and inset. One end of the cord has a two pronged black plastic plug. Prongs are brass. Plug has embossed vertical lines around edge closest to prongs and two embossed triangles running end to end. Between two prongs is a piece of green plastic reading, "REMOVE". The other end of the cord a plastic piece, which appears to be melted on the end. Plastic piece has slightly rounded neck attaching to cord and a flat, rounded end with horizontal lines embossed. The product name and description are printed in white ink at intervals along the cord's length

Image of 2016.001.008 - Raychem Heater Seminar Souvenir, 1980. A Plexiglas rectangular souvenir from the March 1980 Raychem Heater Seminar in Palo Alto, CA. Event, place and date are engraved into front at the bottom. Engraved words are filled with white paint. Image of a starship is painted onto the back of the Plexiglas and can be seen through the plastic. The starship is yellow on a black background. The starship has varying mechanical and electrical components. Towards the center of the ship is a chicken sitting on some eggs. In the bottom right corner of the ship is a smiling face on a screen and towards the bottom middle is a human figure in a diving suit. Black background has transparent planet with ring in upper left corner and transparent stars on the upper right side. The lower left has a clear section of road with a manhole cover ajar. Bottom middle of background has a transparent jet. Above the starship image is a blue rectangle of paint with yellow writing reading "Starship  /  Sretaeh". Sretaeh is heaters spelled backwards.

2016.001.008 - Raychem Heater Seminar Souvenir, 1980. A Plexiglas rectangular souvenir from the March 1980 Raychem Heater Seminar in Palo Alto, CA. Event, place and date are engraved into front at the bottom. Engraved words are filled with white paint. Image of a starship is painted onto the back of the Plexiglas and can be seen through the plastic. The starship is yellow on a black background. The starship has varying mechanical and electrical components. Towards the center of the ship is a chicken sitting on some eggs. In the bottom right corner of the ship is a smiling face on a screen and towards the bottom middle is a human figure in a diving suit. Black background has transparent planet with ring in upper left corner and transparent stars on the upper right side. The lower left has a clear section of road with a manhole cover ajar. Bottom middle of background has a transparent jet. Above the starship image is a blue rectangle of paint with yellow writing reading "Starship / Sretaeh". Sretaeh is heaters spelled backwards.

Raychem Heater Seminar Souvenir, 1980. A Plexiglas rectangular souvenir from the March 1980 Raychem Heater Seminar in Palo Alto, CA. Event, place and date are engraved into front at the bottom. Engraved words are filled with white paint. Image of a starship is painted onto the back of the Plexiglas and can be seen through the plastic. The starship is yellow on a black background. The starship has varying mechanical and electrical components. Towards the center of the ship is a chicken sitting on some eggs. In the bottom right corner of the ship is a smiling face on a screen and towards the bottom middle is a human figure in a diving suit. Black background has transparent planet with ring in u

Image of 2016.001.044A-C - Raychem Chemelex Trace Heating Cables, c. 1957-1999. Three different colored wire cables. All the cables are rigid and flat. All cables are cut into about three inch long pieces. Cable (A) is has an orange plastic coating. On the outside printed in blue ink is "CHEMELEX".  To the left of that, on both sides are three raised vertical lines. Inside the cable are three evenly spaced copper wires encased in a black plastic. Cable (B) has a blue coating with slight zigzag texture. On the inside is a thin layer of braided tinned-copper and then another layer of blue plastic coating. There are two copper wires at opposite ends of the flat cable. They are encased in black plastic. The final wire cable (C) is has only one coating of blue plastic. The blue plastic encases the black plastic. Inside the black plastic are two copper wires at opposite ends of the flat cable. Covering the blue coating is a sleeve of braided wires. Sleeve slides off and is fraying at both ends. Trace heating cables are used to keep pipes from freezing or overheating.

2016.001.044A-C - Raychem Chemelex Trace Heating Cables, c. 1957-1999. Three different colored wire cables. All the cables are rigid and flat. All cables are cut into about three inch long pieces. Cable (A) is has an orange plastic coating. On the outside printed in blue ink is "CHEMELEX". To the left of that, on both sides are three raised vertical lines. Inside the cable are three evenly spaced copper wires encased in a black plastic. Cable (B) has a blue coating with slight zigzag texture. On the inside is a thin layer of braided tinned-copper and then another layer of blue plastic coating. There are two copper wires at opposite ends of the flat cable. They are encased in black plastic. The final wire cable (C) is has only one coating of blue plastic. The blue plastic encases the black plastic. Inside the black plastic are two copper wires at opposite ends of the flat cable. Covering the blue coating is a sleeve of braided wires. Sleeve slides off and is fraying at both ends. Trace heating cables are used to keep pipes from freezing or overheating.

Raychem Chemelex Trace Heating Cables, c. 1957-1999. Three different colored wire cables. All the cables are rigid and flat. All cables are cut into about three inch long pieces. Cable (A) is has an orange plastic coating. On the outside printed in blue ink is "CHEMELEX". To the left of that, on both sides are three raised vertical lines. Inside the cable are three evenly spaced copper wires encased in a black plastic. Cable (B) has a blue coating with slight zigzag texture. On the inside is a thin layer of braided tinned-copper and then another layer of blue plastic coating. There are two copper wires at opposite ends of the flat cable. They are encased in black plastic. The final wire cabl

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