|Description||Raychem Colored Wire Cables, c. 1957-1999. Wire cable (A) has black, white and gray plastic coating on the copper wires. Coated wires are attached together on one side with a clear plastic coating. Coated wires alternate between black and white. There are two gray wires, one at the end and one in the middle. Wire cable (B) has red and white plastic coating on the copper wires. Wires are all bound by clear plastic coating on one side. Wires on one side are entirely coated in red and run straight. The other half of the wires are coated red and white. Two of a single color are twisted together and next to it will be two of the other color twisted together. The longest cable wire set (C) has copper wires coated in green, red and orange plastic. The wires are held together by clear plastic coating on one side. The coated wires are twisted in sets of two red wires, one orange and one red.|
|Object Name||Cable, Electric|
|Collection||3D - Electrical & Magnetic Tools & Equipment|
|Title||Raychem Colored Wire Cables, c. 1957-1999|
|Creator||Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park|
"Raychem was founded on January 1, 1957. It grew rapidly by creating proprietary new products based on Radiation processing of polymers to meet critical and difficult industry needs for electrical circuit integrity in harsh environments. Included in these initial products were irradiated wire insulation and heat shrinkable tubing. Markets included Aerospace, Military, Automotive, Telecommunications and Electrical Power Generation markets.
"In 1968, Raychem acquired Chemelex leading Raychem to extend its radiation polymer processing technology to polymers filled with conductive carbon creating a family of "Self Limiting Heaters". This technology was further extended to produce resettable switches forming the enabling technology for the "Polyswitch" Division.
"As Raychem grew into a world class Material Science Company, additional technologies explored, developed and taken to market were Heat Recoverable Metals, Piezoelectric Materials (Elographics), Silicone Gels (Geltek) and Liquid Crystals (Taliq).
"Each year, Raychem devoted between 8 and 10 percent of sales into Research and Development resulting in thousands of new products based on the technologies listed above. Research and Product Development labaratories, in addition to Menlo Park and Redwood City were established in Swindon, UK, Kessel-Lo, Belgium, Ottobrunn, Germany, Pontois, France and Japan.
"Manning these laboratories were an extremely creative and talented group of scientists and engineers who found innovative ways to use technologies to create new products."
|Dimensions||H-1.5 W-5 inches|
|Dimension Details||1.25 x 4.75 (wire cable B); .5 x 8.75 (wire cable C)|