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Name Raychem
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Image of 2015.029.001 - Raychem Office Procedures Manual, 1987-1988.  One 3-inch binder that documents Raychem corporate information and office procedures.  The manual provides profiles for the corporate officers and the board of directors, the corporate structure and responsibilities, Who Works With Whom directory listings, organizational charts, procedures for using corporate services, forms and an index.  The manual also includes a short history of Raychem, company and employee information as well as maps and meeting and travel guidelines.

2015.029.001 - Raychem Office Procedures Manual, 1987-1988. One 3-inch binder that documents Raychem corporate information and office procedures. The manual provides profiles for the corporate officers and the board of directors, the corporate structure and responsibilities, Who Works With Whom directory listings, organizational charts, procedures for using corporate services, forms and an index. The manual also includes a short history of Raychem, company and employee information as well as maps and meeting and travel guidelines.

Raychem Office Procedures Manual, 1987-1988. One 3-inch binder that documents Raychem corporate information and office procedures. The manual provides profiles for the corporate officers and the board of directors, the corporate structure and responsibilities, Who Works With Whom directory listings, organizational charts, procedures for using corporate services, forms and an index. The manual also includes a short history of Raychem, company and employee information as well as maps and meeting and travel guidelines.

Image of 2015.029.007 - Raychem 1957 to Tyco Electronics 2007 50th Anniversary DVD, 2007.  The DVD is in a yellow jewel case.  The DVD is white with a red arrow point upwards in the center.  The bottom of the arrow reads "1957" and the top reads "2007".  Below the arrow the words "Raychem Accountability Teamwork Integrity Innovation" appears.  Above the arrow the DVD reads, "50" and "Tyco Electronics".  The DVD has a run time of 97 minutes and 40 seconds (1:37:40).  The contents of the DVD are a year by year history of Raychem from 1957 to 2007.  Each year has a quick written description of the highlights of that year - products, companies acquired, earnings, corporate officers, corporate organization and size of workforce for example.  After the written descriptions for the year there is an image slideshow accompanied by a hit song from that year.  The images includes products, product sketches, annual reports, list of corporate officers and directors, earning reports, company cartoons, employees, manufacturing, facilities, campuses, logos, and research and development.

2015.029.007 - Raychem 1957 to Tyco Electronics 2007 50th Anniversary DVD, 2007. The DVD is in a yellow jewel case. The DVD is white with a red arrow point upwards in the center. The bottom of the arrow reads "1957" and the top reads "2007". Below the arrow the words "Raychem Accountability Teamwork Integrity Innovation" appears. Above the arrow the DVD reads, "50" and "Tyco Electronics". The DVD has a run time of 97 minutes and 40 seconds (1:37:40). The contents of the DVD are a year by year history of Raychem from 1957 to 2007. Each year has a quick written description of the highlights of that year - products, companies acquired, earnings, corporate officers, corporate organization and size of workforce for example. After the written descriptions for the year there is an image slideshow accompanied by a hit song from that year. The images includes products, product sketches, annual reports, list of corporate officers and directors, earning reports, company cartoons, employees, manufacturing, facilities, campuses, logos, and research and development.

Raychem 1957 to Tyco Electronics 2007 50th Anniversary DVD, 2007. The DVD is in a yellow jewel case. The DVD is white with a red arrow point upwards in the center. The bottom of the arrow reads "1957" and the top reads "2007". Below the arrow the words "Raychem Accountability Teamwork Integrity Innovation" appears. Above the arrow the DVD reads, "50" and "Tyco Electronics". The DVD has a run time of 97 minutes and 40 seconds (1:37:40). The contents of the DVD are a year by year history of Raychem from 1957 to 2007. Each year has a quick written description of the highlights of that year - products, companies acquired, earnings, corporate officers, corporate organization and size of wo

Image of 2015.034.001 - Raychem Turns 50 DVD, 2007.  DVD label depicts Paul Cook over an image of a baseball jersey that was given to him to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Raychem.  Text on label reads, "Tyco Electronics Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation  /  Raychem Turns 50."  Content includes candid filming of people attending the 50th Anniversary event, a speech by Paul Cook and a presentation to Paul Cook of the baseball jersey.  DVD was created by Mark Mendenhall who may hold copyright.  Run time for the DVD is 58 minutes.

2015.034.001 - Raychem Turns 50 DVD, 2007. DVD label depicts Paul Cook over an image of a baseball jersey that was given to him to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Raychem. Text on label reads, "Tyco Electronics Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation / Raychem Turns 50." Content includes candid filming of people attending the 50th Anniversary event, a speech by Paul Cook and a presentation to Paul Cook of the baseball jersey. DVD was created by Mark Mendenhall who may hold copyright. Run time for the DVD is 58 minutes.

Raychem Turns 50 DVD, 2007. DVD label depicts Paul Cook over an image of a baseball jersey that was given to him to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Raychem. Text on label reads, "Tyco Electronics Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation / Raychem Turns 50." Content includes candid filming of people attending the 50th Anniversary event, a speech by Paul Cook and a presentation to Paul Cook of the baseball jersey. DVD was created by Mark Mendenhall who may hold copyright. Run time for the DVD is 58 minutes.

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

Image of 2016.001.049 - Raychem Stock Certificate, 1997. Textured paper stock certificate with black, red gray and pink ink. The top right corner has a square in embossed in red ink. The square contains a textured pattern. Inside the square towards the upper left is a rectangle. The rectangle is printed in pink ink with tight horizontal lines. Printed in the pink rectangle, in black ink, is the stock certificate number: "HCU 94566". To the right of the red square is a circle embossed in black ink. The circle is a print of a muscular man sitting. He is wearing a white and gray robe. The white portion of the robe drapes over his left shoulder and onto a table. The gray robe portion covers part of his chest and goes between his legs. He is looking at a test tube in his right hand. His left hand holds a measuring device. Near his left foot is a black microscope. There is a cloud near his right knee. Other science equipment is behind his back. To the right of this circle is a large red rectangle with the same embossed pattern as the square. In the upper right is a pink rectangle printed with horizontal lines. In the rectangle is "**10**" printed in black ink indicating the number of shares. In the middle of the paper, towards the left edge is a corporate seal. The seal is a circle printed in black ink. The Likes of the outer edge of the circle are made of small vertical lines. An inner circle is created from small dots. To the right of the circle is a large pink rectangle printed in small horizontal lines. The shares are also printed here in black. A rectangular piece is torn our of the pink rectangle. Presumably this is where the stock holder's name was printed. Below that is another red, patterned rectangle. Four horizontal gray lines break the document into sections. One at the top of the document, one is in the middle and two are near the bottom. The stock certificate was countersigned and registered by Harris Trust and Savings Bank. The bank is from Chicago, but Raychem is incorporated in Delaware. Text printed on the front next to the seal indicates the reverse side contains "...a Statement as to the Rights, Preferences, Privileges and Restrictions of Shares".  The back is text printed vertically in black ink. 

Inscription: 
"Number  /  HCU 94566" (printed in black and red ink in upper left); "Shares  /  **10**" (printed in upper right in red and black ink); "Common  /  Stock" (printed in black ink near left edge); "Raychem Corporation" (printed in black ink on right side under large red rectangle); ... "RAYCHEM CORPORATION  /  CORPORATE  /  SEAL  /  DELEWARE" (printed in black ink in the seal); ... "Dated DEC 3, 1997" (printed and stamped below the seal); ...

Dimensions:
8 x 12

2016.001.049 - Raychem Stock Certificate, 1997. Textured paper stock certificate with black, red gray and pink ink. The top right corner has a square in embossed in red ink. The square contains a textured pattern. Inside the square towards the upper left is a rectangle. The rectangle is printed in pink ink with tight horizontal lines. Printed in the pink rectangle, in black ink, is the stock certificate number: "HCU 94566". To the right of the red square is a circle embossed in black ink. The circle is a print of a muscular man sitting. He is wearing a white and gray robe. The white portion of the robe drapes over his left shoulder and onto a table. The gray robe portion covers part of his chest and goes between his legs. He is looking at a test tube in his right hand. His left hand holds a measuring device. Near his left foot is a black microscope. There is a cloud near his right knee. Other science equipment is behind his back. To the right of this circle is a large red rectangle with the same embossed pattern as the square. In the upper right is a pink rectangle printed with horizontal lines. In the rectangle is "**10**" printed in black ink indicating the number of shares. In the middle of the paper, towards the left edge is a corporate seal. The seal is a circle printed in black ink. The Likes of the outer edge of the circle are made of small vertical lines. An inner circle is created from small dots. To the right of the circle is a large pink rectangle printed in small horizontal lines. The shares are also printed here in black. A rectangular piece is torn our of the pink rectangle. Presumably this is where the stock holder's name was printed. Below that is another red, patterned rectangle. Four horizontal gray lines break the document into sections. One at the top of the document, one is in the middle and two are near the bottom. The stock certificate was countersigned and registered by Harris Trust and Savings Bank. The bank is from Chicago, but Raychem is incorporated in Delaware. Text printed on the front next to the seal indicates the reverse side contains "...a Statement as to the Rights, Preferences, Privileges and Restrictions of Shares". The back is text printed vertically in black ink. Inscription: "Number / HCU 94566" (printed in black and red ink in upper left); "Shares / **10**" (printed in upper right in red and black ink); "Common / Stock" (printed in black ink near left edge); "Raychem Corporation" (printed in black ink on right side under large red rectangle); ... "RAYCHEM CORPORATION / CORPORATE / SEAL / DELEWARE" (printed in black ink in the seal); ... "Dated DEC 3, 1997" (printed and stamped below the seal); ... Dimensions: 8 x 12

Raychem Stock Certificate, 1997. Textured paper stock certificate with black, red gray and pink ink. The top right corner has a square in embossed in red ink. The square contains a textured pattern. Inside the square towards the upper left is a rectangle. The rectangle is printed in pink ink with tight horizontal lines. Printed in the pink rectangle, in black ink, is the stock certificate number: "HCU 94566". To the right of the red square is a circle embossed in black ink. The circle is a print of a muscular man sitting. He is wearing a white and gray robe. The white portion of the robe drapes over his left shoulder and onto a table. The gray robe portion covers part of his chest and goes be

Image of 2016.001.046 - Raychem 1957 to Tyco Electronics 2007 50th Anniversary DVD, 2007.  The DVD is in a yellow jewel case.  The DVD is white with a red arrow point upwards in the center.  The bottom of the arrow reads "1957" and the top reads "2007".  Below the arrow the words "Raychem Accountability Teamwork Integrity Innovation" appears.  Above the arrow the DVD reads, "50" and "Tyco Electronics".  The DVD has a run time of 97 minutes and 40 seconds (1:37:40).  The contents of the DVD are a year by year history of Raychem from 1957 to 2007.  Each year has a quick written description of the highlights of that year - products, companies acquired, earnings, corporate officers, corporate organization and size of workforce for example.  After the written descriptions for the year there is an image slideshow accompanied by a hit song from that year.  The images includes products, product sketches, annual reports, list of corporate officers and directors, earning reports, company cartoons, employees, manufacturing, facilities, campuses, logos, and research and development.

2016.001.046 - Raychem 1957 to Tyco Electronics 2007 50th Anniversary DVD, 2007. The DVD is in a yellow jewel case. The DVD is white with a red arrow point upwards in the center. The bottom of the arrow reads "1957" and the top reads "2007". Below the arrow the words "Raychem Accountability Teamwork Integrity Innovation" appears. Above the arrow the DVD reads, "50" and "Tyco Electronics". The DVD has a run time of 97 minutes and 40 seconds (1:37:40). The contents of the DVD are a year by year history of Raychem from 1957 to 2007. Each year has a quick written description of the highlights of that year - products, companies acquired, earnings, corporate officers, corporate organization and size of workforce for example. After the written descriptions for the year there is an image slideshow accompanied by a hit song from that year. The images includes products, product sketches, annual reports, list of corporate officers and directors, earning reports, company cartoons, employees, manufacturing, facilities, campuses, logos, and research and development.

Raychem 1957 to Tyco Electronics 2007 50th Anniversary DVD, 2007. The DVD is in a yellow jewel case. The DVD is white with a red arrow point upwards in the center. The bottom of the arrow reads "1957" and the top reads "2007". Below the arrow the words "Raychem Accountability Teamwork Integrity Innovation" appears. Above the arrow the DVD reads, "50" and "Tyco Electronics". The DVD has a run time of 97 minutes and 40 seconds (1:37:40). The contents of the DVD are a year by year history of Raychem from 1957 to 2007. Each year has a quick written description of the highlights of that year - products, companies acquired, earnings, corporate officers, corporate organization and size of wo

Image of 2016.001.013 - Raychem Wire Splice Connectors, c. 1957-1999. Eight translucent blue plastic tubes. One end of the tube is narrow and flares out into a small collar. The other end has a slightly wider collar.

2016.001.013 - Raychem Wire Splice Connectors, c. 1957-1999. Eight translucent blue plastic tubes. One end of the tube is narrow and flares out into a small collar. The other end has a slightly wider collar.

Raychem Wire Splice Connectors, c. 1957-1999. Eight translucent blue plastic tubes. One end of the tube is narrow and flares out into a small collar. The other end has a slightly wider collar.

Image of 2016.001.014 - Raychem Green Duraseal Wire Splices, c. 1957-1999. Five translucent green wire splices. The Duraseal nylon tube pinches in the middle around a copper alloy tube. Through the nylon tube, a small notch can be seen in the copper alloy tube.

2016.001.014 - Raychem Green Duraseal Wire Splices, c. 1957-1999. Five translucent green wire splices. The Duraseal nylon tube pinches in the middle around a copper alloy tube. Through the nylon tube, a small notch can be seen in the copper alloy tube.

Raychem Green Duraseal Wire Splices, c. 1957-1999. Five translucent green wire splices. The Duraseal nylon tube pinches in the middle around a copper alloy tube. Through the nylon tube, a small notch can be seen in the copper alloy tube.

Image of 2016.001.015 - Raychem Orange Duraseal Wire Splices, c. 1957-1999. Seven orange Duraseal couplings. Couplings are made of nylon and tube shaped. Tube pinches in the middle to seal around copper alloy tube. A circular hole divot in the metal tube can be seen through the translucent nylon tube.

2016.001.015 - Raychem Orange Duraseal Wire Splices, c. 1957-1999. Seven orange Duraseal couplings. Couplings are made of nylon and tube shaped. Tube pinches in the middle to seal around copper alloy tube. A circular hole divot in the metal tube can be seen through the translucent nylon tube.

Raychem Orange Duraseal Wire Splices, c. 1957-1999. Seven orange Duraseal couplings. Couplings are made of nylon and tube shaped. Tube pinches in the middle to seal around copper alloy tube. A circular hole divot in the metal tube can be seen through the translucent nylon tube.

Image of 2016.001.021 - Raychem Boxcutter, c. 1957-1999. Twenty-one red box cutters. The red plastic body is rectangular in shape with one end tapering slightly. The plastic is textured in a wood grain-like pattern. On one side "Raychem" is pressed into the plastic and painted black. The upper right corner of the body is molded into a plastic circle in which a metal arm is attached. Mounted in the arm is a metal blade shaped like a rhomboid. The arm and blade fold back into the red plastic body.

2016.001.021 - Raychem Boxcutter, c. 1957-1999. Twenty-one red box cutters. The red plastic body is rectangular in shape with one end tapering slightly. The plastic is textured in a wood grain-like pattern. On one side "Raychem" is pressed into the plastic and painted black. The upper right corner of the body is molded into a plastic circle in which a metal arm is attached. Mounted in the arm is a metal blade shaped like a rhomboid. The arm and blade fold back into the red plastic body.

Raychem Boxcutter, c. 1957-1999. Twenty-one red box cutters. The red plastic body is rectangular in shape with one end tapering slightly. The plastic is textured in a wood grain-like pattern. On one side "Raychem" is pressed into the plastic and painted black. The upper right corner of the body is molded into a plastic circle in which a metal arm is attached. Mounted in the arm is a metal blade shaped like a rhomboid. The arm and blade fold back into the red plastic body.

Image of 2016.001.016 - Raychem CryoFit Shape-Memory Coupling, c. 1971-1999. Two metal alloy pipes connected in the center with a two inch metal cuff. The metal is a nickel titanium alloy. "CRYOFIT" is printed in on the cuff.  Both pipes have the same diameter, but left pipe has thicker metal and a smaller opening. Tight rings can be seen at ends of pipes. The two pipes are scratched up. The right pipe has undecipherable letters and numbers printed on it. Shape-Memory couplings are used for joining pipes.

2016.001.016 - Raychem CryoFit Shape-Memory Coupling, c. 1971-1999. Two metal alloy pipes connected in the center with a two inch metal cuff. The metal is a nickel titanium alloy. "CRYOFIT" is printed in on the cuff. Both pipes have the same diameter, but left pipe has thicker metal and a smaller opening. Tight rings can be seen at ends of pipes. The two pipes are scratched up. The right pipe has undecipherable letters and numbers printed on it. Shape-Memory couplings are used for joining pipes.

Raychem CryoFit Shape-Memory Coupling, c. 1971-1999. Two metal alloy pipes connected in the center with a two inch metal cuff. The metal is a nickel titanium alloy. "CRYOFIT" is printed in on the cuff. Both pipes have the same diameter, but left pipe has thicker metal and a smaller opening. Tight rings can be seen at ends of pipes. The two pipes are scratched up. The right pipe has undecipherable letters and numbers printed on it. Shape-Memory couplings are used for joining pipes.

Image of 2016.001.036A-B - Raychem Thermofit Kynar Tubes, c. 1957-1999. Both tubes are made of clear Polyvinylidene Fluoride plastic with lettering printed in black ink. Tube (A) is smaller with one end heat shrunk. Tube (B) is larger in both length and circumference. It also has a shrunk end. Shrunk ends are discolored. Kynar tubes are one of Raychem's heat shrink tubes which are used to protect wires and electrical components from damage.

2016.001.036A-B - Raychem Thermofit Kynar Tubes, c. 1957-1999. Both tubes are made of clear Polyvinylidene Fluoride plastic with lettering printed in black ink. Tube (A) is smaller with one end heat shrunk. Tube (B) is larger in both length and circumference. It also has a shrunk end. Shrunk ends are discolored. Kynar tubes are one of Raychem's heat shrink tubes which are used to protect wires and electrical components from damage.

Raychem Thermofit Kynar Tubes, c. 1957-1999. Both tubes are made of clear Polyvinylidene Fluoride plastic with lettering printed in black ink. Tube (A) is smaller with one end heat shrunk. Tube (B) is larger in both length and circumference. It also has a shrunk end. Shrunk ends are discolored. Kynar tubes are one of Raychem's heat shrink tubes which are used to protect wires and electrical components from damage.

Image of 2016.001.001 - Raychem Magic Shape-memory Alloy (SMA) Club, c. 1957-1999.  A thin, gray metal alloy wire. The metal alloy is Tinel which is a combination of nickel and titanium. One end of the wire is bent in the shape of a club. Club shape consists of three bulbs and a square-shaped end. From the square end, the wire continues two inches with a slight curve. The wire is kept in a small, flat plastic bag. Inside the package, is a white card with writing in black and red ink. Top, front of the card reads "Raychem" in white writing on a red rectangle. Below that is the product name and description in black ink. The back of the card describes in black ink how the product works: "Raychem's Tinel TM Club wire  /  uses the magic of shape  /  memory alloys to remember  /  its shape no matter how you  /  bend it!"

2016.001.001 - Raychem Magic Shape-memory Alloy (SMA) Club, c. 1957-1999. A thin, gray metal alloy wire. The metal alloy is Tinel which is a combination of nickel and titanium. One end of the wire is bent in the shape of a club. Club shape consists of three bulbs and a square-shaped end. From the square end, the wire continues two inches with a slight curve. The wire is kept in a small, flat plastic bag. Inside the package, is a white card with writing in black and red ink. Top, front of the card reads "Raychem" in white writing on a red rectangle. Below that is the product name and description in black ink. The back of the card describes in black ink how the product works: "Raychem's Tinel TM Club wire / uses the magic of shape / memory alloys to remember / its shape no matter how you / bend it!"

Raychem Magic Shape-memory Alloy (SMA) Club, c. 1957-1999. A thin, gray metal alloy wire. The metal alloy is Tinel which is a combination of nickel and titanium. One end of the wire is bent in the shape of a club. Club shape consists of three bulbs and a square-shaped end. From the square end, the wire continues two inches with a slight curve. The wire is kept in a small, flat plastic bag. Inside the package, is a white card with writing in black and red ink. Top, front of the card reads "Raychem" in white writing on a red rectangle. Below that is the product name and description in black ink. The back of the card describes in black ink how the product works: "Raychem's Tinel TM Club wire /

Image of 2016.001.002A-B - Dinosaur "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Thirty-five lime green "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The dinosaur figure (a) has four limbs with three toes on each foot and a curved tail. On the dinosaur's back is a fin, which is dented towards the head. On the left side of the head is an eye, nostril, and slightly open mouth showing teeth. The right side of the head is smashed and only shows a vague outline of an eye and a mouth. The bottom is partially hollow from mid-head to mid-tail. Thirty-four compressed square capsules (b-ii) are embossed with Mattel's logo. The other side also has a Mattel logo and a pressed circle to the bottom left of the logo with a number embossed in the center.  The numbers range in the 60s and 70s.

2016.001.002A-B - Dinosaur "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Thirty-five lime green "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The dinosaur figure (a) has four limbs with three toes on each foot and a curved tail. On the dinosaur's back is a fin, which is dented towards the head. On the left side of the head is an eye, nostril, and slightly open mouth showing teeth. The right side of the head is smashed and only shows a vague outline of an eye and a mouth. The bottom is partially hollow from mid-head to mid-tail. Thirty-four compressed square capsules (b-ii) are embossed with Mattel's logo. The other side also has a Mattel logo and a pressed circle to the bottom left of the logo with a number embossed in the center. The numbers range in the 60s and 70s.

Dinosaur "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Thirty-five lime green "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The dinosaur figure (a) has four limbs with three toes on each foot and a curved tail. On the dinosaur's back is a fin, which is dented towar

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 2015.030.001 - Raychem 9kv Surge Arrester, c. 1996. Third generation surge arrester designed by the Raychem Corporation for the European market to provide lightening protection for electrical utility grids. The surge arrester is produced with novel ceramic and metal chemistry that is covered in a housing of weather and voltage protective polymer.  A circular metal shaft with an octagonal shape embossed at each end runs vertically through the center of the surge arrester. "SHN 206" is inscribed inside the octagon on both ends. The polymeric outer coating is colored red and covers the majority of the object except for a small portion at top and bottom. The shape of the surge arrester is symmetrical with various disks staked along the central shaft. Two sets of one large and one small disk appear at center with a wide flat cylinder appearing at top and bottom. The metal bolt at the top is not part of the artifact, but is used for mounting purposes only.

2015.030.001 - Raychem 9kv Surge Arrester, c. 1996. Third generation surge arrester designed by the Raychem Corporation for the European market to provide lightening protection for electrical utility grids. The surge arrester is produced with novel ceramic and metal chemistry that is covered in a housing of weather and voltage protective polymer. A circular metal shaft with an octagonal shape embossed at each end runs vertically through the center of the surge arrester. "SHN 206" is inscribed inside the octagon on both ends. The polymeric outer coating is colored red and covers the majority of the object except for a small portion at top and bottom. The shape of the surge arrester is symmetrical with various disks staked along the central shaft. Two sets of one large and one small disk appear at center with a wide flat cylinder appearing at top and bottom. The metal bolt at the top is not part of the artifact, but is used for mounting purposes only.

Raychem 9kv Surge Arrester, c. 1996. Third generation surge arrester designed by the Raychem Corporation for the European market to provide lightening protection for electrical utility grids. The surge arrester is produced with novel ceramic and metal chemistry that is covered in a housing of weather and voltage protective polymer. A circular metal shaft with an octagonal shape embossed at each end runs vertically through the center of the surge arrester. "SHN 206" is inscribed inside the octagon on both ends. The polymeric outer coating is colored red and covers the majority of the object except for a small portion at top and bottom. The shape of the surge arrester is symmetrical with vario

Image of 2016.001.017 - Raychem Demo CryoFit Shape-Memory Coupling, c. 1971-1999. Two metal alloy pipes held together in the center with a metal alloy cuff. The metal alloy is nickel-titanium. Cuff is 1.25 inches long and thicker metal than the pipes. Cuff has "CRYOFIT" printed in black on it and also indicates the product is only for demos. Both pipes are scratched up. Shape-Memory couplings are used for joining pipes.

2016.001.017 - Raychem Demo CryoFit Shape-Memory Coupling, c. 1971-1999. Two metal alloy pipes held together in the center with a metal alloy cuff. The metal alloy is nickel-titanium. Cuff is 1.25 inches long and thicker metal than the pipes. Cuff has "CRYOFIT" printed in black on it and also indicates the product is only for demos. Both pipes are scratched up. Shape-Memory couplings are used for joining pipes.

Raychem Demo CryoFit Shape-Memory Coupling, c. 1971-1999. Two metal alloy pipes held together in the center with a metal alloy cuff. The metal alloy is nickel-titanium. Cuff is 1.25 inches long and thicker metal than the pipes. Cuff has "CRYOFIT" printed in black on it and also indicates the product is only for demos. Both pipes are scratched up. Shape-Memory couplings are used for joining pipes.

Image of 2016.001.019 - Raychem Duffle Bag, 1957-1999. Oblong duffle bag is made of red nylon. Two woven black straps are sewn around the center  of the bag with black and white thread. The straps form a loop which becomes handles. Handle ends of the straps are folded over and sewn. Sewn onto the back handle is a leather rectangle. The leather rectangle has two sets of brass colored snaps which, when snapped together make the leather a tube. Each end of the bag has black woven straps sewn on to create two more smaller handles. Plastic zipper is black and sewn on with red thread. The zipper pull is a silvery metal. At the ends of the zipper, black nylon loops are sewn on. Attached to the loops are metal rings 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The front of the bag has white lettering printed on it.

2016.001.019 - Raychem Duffle Bag, 1957-1999. Oblong duffle bag is made of red nylon. Two woven black straps are sewn around the center of the bag with black and white thread. The straps form a loop which becomes handles. Handle ends of the straps are folded over and sewn. Sewn onto the back handle is a leather rectangle. The leather rectangle has two sets of brass colored snaps which, when snapped together make the leather a tube. Each end of the bag has black woven straps sewn on to create two more smaller handles. Plastic zipper is black and sewn on with red thread. The zipper pull is a silvery metal. At the ends of the zipper, black nylon loops are sewn on. Attached to the loops are metal rings 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The front of the bag has white lettering printed on it.

Raychem Duffle Bag, 1957-1999. Oblong duffle bag is made of red nylon. Two woven black straps are sewn around the center of the bag with black and white thread. The straps form a loop which becomes handles. Handle ends of the straps are folded over and sewn. Sewn onto the back handle is a leather rectangle. The leather rectangle has two sets of brass colored snaps which, when snapped together make the leather a tube. Each end of the bag has black woven straps sewn on to create two more smaller handles. Plastic zipper is black and sewn on with red thread. The zipper pull is a silvery metal. At the ends of the zipper, black nylon loops are sewn on. Attached to the loops are metal rings 1 1/2 i

Image of 2016.001.011 - Raychem Yellow Fork Terminals, c. 1957-1999. Each of the six terminals have a metal fork-shaped piece. The metal piece forms a ring at its base. The yellow nylon Duraseal plastic covers a portion of the fork and the entirety of the metal ring. Yellow glue can be seen coming up from the tubing onto the metal fork.

2016.001.011 - Raychem Yellow Fork Terminals, c. 1957-1999. Each of the six terminals have a metal fork-shaped piece. The metal piece forms a ring at its base. The yellow nylon Duraseal plastic covers a portion of the fork and the entirety of the metal ring. Yellow glue can be seen coming up from the tubing onto the metal fork.

Raychem Yellow Fork Terminals, c. 1957-1999. Each of the six terminals have a metal fork-shaped piece. The metal piece forms a ring at its base. The yellow nylon Duraseal plastic covers a portion of the fork and the entirety of the metal ring. Yellow glue can be seen coming up from the tubing onto the metal fork.

Image of 2016.001.020A-B - Chemelex Patches, c. 1969-1999. Two white rectangularly patches with rounded edges. Thicker, outer stitching is also white. "CHEMELEX" is embroidered with blue thread in patch's center. Back of patch has appliqué coating. One patch has thread ends taped down with small piece of masking tape.

2016.001.020A-B - Chemelex Patches, c. 1969-1999. Two white rectangularly patches with rounded edges. Thicker, outer stitching is also white. "CHEMELEX" is embroidered with blue thread in patch's center. Back of patch has appliqué coating. One patch has thread ends taped down with small piece of masking tape.

Chemelex Patches, c. 1969-1999. Two white rectangularly patches with rounded edges. Thicker, outer stitching is also white. "CHEMELEX" is embroidered with blue thread in patch's center. Back of patch has appliqué coating. One patch has thread ends taped down with small piece of masking tape.