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Catalog Number 2016.015.001.111.9
Title Untitled (Fred Smith at Raychem Desertclad Tape Trial in Alaska), November 1975
Photographer Unknown
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Transparency, Slide
Category Photographs
Date November 1975
Description 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.
Studio Unknown
Place Alaska
People Smith, Fred
Subjects Construction
Industry
Landscape photographs
Petroleum industry
Pipelines
Search Terms Construction
Equipment
Landscapes
Petroleum industry
Radiation chemistry
Raychem Corporation
Trans-Alaska Pipeline