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Catalog Number 2016.015.002.6
Description Raychem Five Year Service Award, 1979. Commemorative sculpture given to employees for five years of service working at the Raychem Corporation. The sculpture has a medium brown wood block base that is 2.25" x 1.5" x 1.5". A silver colored cylindrical metal tube with a diameter of 0.75" extends 3.5" up from the base. The back of the tube is cut off at a 60 degree downward slope, and the front side is cut out in a shallow vertical 'V' shape. The interior of the tube is painted blue. A three-dimensional red and silver Beta and Gamma Raychem logo is attached with a small rod to the back, giving the appearance that it is "floating" in the center of the tube. A 3/8" x 3/8" silver colored metal square inscribed with "5" is inlaid into the wooden base on the front right corner. A 0.25" x 1.5" x 0.25" metal piece inscribed with "James C. Thompson" is inlaid in the back side of the wooden base near the bottom. This style of award was nicknamed the apple corer by Raychem staff.
Object Name Award
Collection 3D - Ceremonial Objects
Title Raychem Five Year Service Award, 1979
Date 1979
Creator Unknown
Role Artist
Inscription Text "5" (inlaid in wooden base on front right corner); "James C. Thompson" (inlaid in back side of the wooden base near the bottom)
Provenance Sculpture given to Jim Thompson for five years of service working at the Raychem Corporation in 1979.
Dimensions H-5.75 W-1.5 D-1.5 inches
Search Terms Awards
Business and Industry
Commemorative
Manufacturing
Raychem Corporation
Subjects Awards
Business
Industry
Logos
Radiation chemistry
People Thompson, James C. (Jim)