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Image of 2017.010.007 - Jimmie Pryor Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2017. Rectangular brushed metal plaque attached to laminate wood grain board with copper colored brads.  Hole drilled in top center of wood portion. Peninsula Sports logo in upper left corner of metal portion - green trophy cup surrounded by blue stars - "2017 Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame." 
 
Photo of Jimmie Pryor in upper right corner of metal inset. Blurred colorful background. Black smiling man, bald with goatee, wearing black v-neck t-shirt.
 
Text under logo and photo reads "Jimmie Pryor  /  Aragon High School  /  Inducted April 13, 2017  /  It was obvious when Jimmie Pryor walked onto the Aragon High Campus in the late  /  1980s: He was a natural. And, perhaps, it was not really a surprise. A member of a family  /  blessed with a number of outstanding athletes, Jimmie became a multi-sport star in short  /  order. He was All-Peninsula Athletic League, All-San Mateo County and, eventually,  /  All-State in both football and basketball. As a senior, he was named State Athlete of the  /  Year. He also was selected to play football in the North-South Shrine Game and in a  /  state basketball all-star game. Capping off a brilliant senior season, he won the high jump  /  event in the Central Coast Section track and field meet. He later played football at the  /  University of Utah." (Name and school bold text, all caps, induction date bold cursive, biography case sensitive)
 
Sponsorship information below biography.  Text included in inscription field.

2017.010.007 - Jimmie Pryor Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2017. Rectangular brushed metal plaque attached to laminate wood grain board with copper colored brads. Hole drilled in top center of wood portion. Peninsula Sports logo in upper left corner of metal portion - green trophy cup surrounded by blue stars - "2017 Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame." Photo of Jimmie Pryor in upper right corner of metal inset. Blurred colorful background. Black smiling man, bald with goatee, wearing black v-neck t-shirt. Text under logo and photo reads "Jimmie Pryor / Aragon High School / Inducted April 13, 2017 / It was obvious when Jimmie Pryor walked onto the Aragon High Campus in the late / 1980s: He was a natural. And, perhaps, it was not really a surprise. A member of a family / blessed with a number of outstanding athletes, Jimmie became a multi-sport star in short / order. He was All-Peninsula Athletic League, All-San Mateo County and, eventually, / All-State in both football and basketball. As a senior, he was named State Athlete of the / Year. He also was selected to play football in the North-South Shrine Game and in a / state basketball all-star game. Capping off a brilliant senior season, he won the high jump / event in the Central Coast Section track and field meet. He later played football at the / University of Utah." (Name and school bold text, all caps, induction date bold cursive, biography case sensitive) Sponsorship information below biography. Text included in inscription field.

Record Type: Object

Image of 2016.015.002.11 - Three-Fingered Gloves, c. 1972-1975. Three-fingered insulated gloves manufactured by Kebek Industries for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project. Green nylon makes up the top side of the gloves with a band of black synthetic fur sewn over the area covering the back of the hand. The underside of the gloves is constructed with green nylon below the wrist and cream colored leather in the area of the palm and fingers, including the entire thumb sheath. On the inner side of the thumb sheath, a 1/8” strip of leather extends past the stitching on both gloves. The gloves are filled with synthetic batting and lined in white synthetic fabric. A 2” wide piece of red synthetic fur is sewn in the interior of the gloves just below the elasticized opening. Both gloves have a 1” x 4” white label sewn over the red faux fur for writing the glove owner's name. The right glove also has a fabric tag sewn above the plasticized label. Blue text printed on the tag reads, “Kebek  /  INDUSTRIES  /  KNOXVILLE TENN.” A black “L” is printed below.
This pair of gloves was issued to Jim Thompson after he completed safety training for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project. He notes that the gloves were one piece of a set of issued clothing, including an insulated parka, a secondary jacket worn underneath the parka, insulated pants with suspenders, boots with two sets of 1/2 inch felt liners, and heavy wool socks. These clothes protected workers on the construction site from extreme cold temperatures, moisture, wind, and in particular for this project, fire.

2016.015.002.11 - Three-Fingered Gloves, c. 1972-1975. Three-fingered insulated gloves manufactured by Kebek Industries for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project. Green nylon makes up the top side of the gloves with a band of black synthetic fur sewn over the area covering the back of the hand. The underside of the gloves is constructed with green nylon below the wrist and cream colored leather in the area of the palm and fingers, including the entire thumb sheath. On the inner side of the thumb sheath, a 1/8” strip of leather extends past the stitching on both gloves. The gloves are filled with synthetic batting and lined in white synthetic fabric. A 2” wide piece of red synthetic fur is sewn in the interior of the gloves just below the elasticized opening. Both gloves have a 1” x 4” white label sewn over the red faux fur for writing the glove owner's name. The right glove also has a fabric tag sewn above the plasticized label. Blue text printed on the tag reads, “Kebek / INDUSTRIES / KNOXVILLE TENN.” A black “L” is printed below. This pair of gloves was issued to Jim Thompson after he completed safety training for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project. He notes that the gloves were one piece of a set of issued clothing, including an insulated parka, a secondary jacket worn underneath the parka, insulated pants with suspenders, boots with two sets of 1/2 inch felt liners, and heavy wool socks. These clothes protected workers on the construction site from extreme cold temperatures, moisture, wind, and in particular for this project, fire.

Record Type: Object

Image of 2016.015.002.4 - Sculpture Commemorating the Production of the One Billionth Foot of Raychem Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable, 2008.  This is a commemorative sculpture with a piece of BTV self-regulating heat tracing cable suspended within a rectangular piece of clear acrylic that sits on a black acrylic base. The cable appears at an angle in the acrylic with one end of the cable cut to show the different layers of its construction. The cable has a black conductive core flanked by nickel-coated copper wire on each side. The core is covered by a white insulating jacket, and overtop, a nickel-coated copper braid enables grounding if the cable is damaged. A gold colored jacket is the final exterior layer. Red text within the sculpture above the cable reads, "Raychem  /  The Gold Standard," and black text below the cable reads, "A Billion Feet of Safe Sure Heat  /  February, 2008  /  tyco/Thermal Controls." Multiples of this sculpture were given out to celebrate the Production of the One Billionth Foot of Raychem Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable.
Heat tracing cable was first developed and produced by the Raychem Corporation and later sold by Tyco International when it purchased the Raychem Corporation in 1999. An employee's event was held at the heat tracing production factory on Bay Road in Redwood City on March 14, 2008. Tyco announced the installation of the one billionth foot of Raychem self-regulating heat-tracing cable at the Bridgeport Ethanol Plant in Bridgeport, Nebraska on September 18, 2008. The event was celebrated by the executive teams of Tyco Thermal Controls and Bridgeport Ethanol LLC.

2016.015.002.4 - Sculpture Commemorating the Production of the One Billionth Foot of Raychem Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable, 2008. This is a commemorative sculpture with a piece of BTV self-regulating heat tracing cable suspended within a rectangular piece of clear acrylic that sits on a black acrylic base. The cable appears at an angle in the acrylic with one end of the cable cut to show the different layers of its construction. The cable has a black conductive core flanked by nickel-coated copper wire on each side. The core is covered by a white insulating jacket, and overtop, a nickel-coated copper braid enables grounding if the cable is damaged. A gold colored jacket is the final exterior layer. Red text within the sculpture above the cable reads, "Raychem / The Gold Standard," and black text below the cable reads, "A Billion Feet of Safe Sure Heat / February, 2008 / tyco/Thermal Controls." Multiples of this sculpture were given out to celebrate the Production of the One Billionth Foot of Raychem Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable. Heat tracing cable was first developed and produced by the Raychem Corporation and later sold by Tyco International when it purchased the Raychem Corporation in 1999. An employee's event was held at the heat tracing production factory on Bay Road in Redwood City on March 14, 2008. Tyco announced the installation of the one billionth foot of Raychem self-regulating heat-tracing cable at the Bridgeport Ethanol Plant in Bridgeport, Nebraska on September 18, 2008. The event was celebrated by the executive teams of Tyco Thermal Controls and Bridgeport Ethanol LLC.

Record Type: Object

Image of 2016.015.002.32 - Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Identification Badge, 1975. This is a rectangular laminated Alyeska identification badge issued to James C. Thompson for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project. A color photograph of Thompson against a green and white diagonal striped background fills the upper half of the badge. Thompson has medium length brown hair and wears a light colored collared shirt and wire rim glasses. The lower half of the badge shows printed lines with information typewritten in black ink. Text reads, "CONT - CONSULT [construction consultant]  /  J C THOMPSON  /  Med Alert NONE  /  [Social Security number crossed out in black ink]  /  James C Thompson [cursive signature in blue ink]  /  Signature  /  RAYCHEM.” A large `P' in black ink on a square of pink paper is adhered to the bottom left corner, and a sticker with “Alyeska” in black ink on a clear plastic background is adhered vertically at center left over the photograph and printed information. There is a 0.125" x 0.5" hole at top center for attaching a strap. The back of the badge has a torn adhesive label with a white background and a black and red horizontal stripe at center. Partial text is visible. From top to bottom, “A [black ink]  /  WOR[illegible, printed diagonally in red ink]  /  0 [illegible, red ink]  /  0 [illegible] 19  /  [illegible, black ink] S: OCT 3 [red ink].” Thompson notes that the text on the back of the badge was likely entrance and exit stamps from the various construction camps working on the pipeline.

2016.015.002.32 - Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Identification Badge, 1975. This is a rectangular laminated Alyeska identification badge issued to James C. Thompson for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project. A color photograph of Thompson against a green and white diagonal striped background fills the upper half of the badge. Thompson has medium length brown hair and wears a light colored collared shirt and wire rim glasses. The lower half of the badge shows printed lines with information typewritten in black ink. Text reads, "CONT - CONSULT [construction consultant] / J C THOMPSON / Med Alert NONE / [Social Security number crossed out in black ink] / James C Thompson [cursive signature in blue ink] / Signature / RAYCHEM.” A large `P' in black ink on a square of pink paper is adhered to the bottom left corner, and a sticker with “Alyeska” in black ink on a clear plastic background is adhered vertically at center left over the photograph and printed information. There is a 0.125" x 0.5" hole at top center for attaching a strap. The back of the badge has a torn adhesive label with a white background and a black and red horizontal stripe at center. Partial text is visible. From top to bottom, “A [black ink] / WOR[illegible, printed diagonally in red ink] / 0 [illegible, red ink] / 0 [illegible] 19 / [illegible, black ink] S: OCT 3 [red ink].” Thompson notes that the text on the back of the badge was likely entrance and exit stamps from the various construction camps working on the pipeline.

Record Type: Object