|Description||Raychem Cable Boots, c. 1957-1999. Two black Polyolefin plastic cable boots. Boot (A) is wider and barrel-shaped. One side tapers slightly. Model number "202A163" embossed along barrel. Two embossed ovals next to embossed "Raychem". Two seam can be seen running the length of the boot. The second boot (B) is smaller around, but longer by half an inch. The center is barrel shaped with one end tapering off slightly. The other end indents unevenly and forms a small tube. Plastic is thicker on the larger end and thinner on the tube end. Two seams run the length of the tube and two more seams circumvent it. Inside the boot, are two raised rings which correspond to the two circumventing seams. The model number is "202K163".|
|Object Name||Terminal, Electrical|
|Collection||3D - Electrical & Magnetic Tools & Equipment|
|Title||Raychem Cable Boots, c. 1957-1999|
|Creator||Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park|
|Inscription Text||"L 202A163 I" (embossed near center on boot A); "Raychem" (embossed on boot A); "202K163" (embossed along wider end on boot B); "Raychem / H" (embossed along wider end on boot B).|
"Raychem heat shrink molded boots with adhesive coating form a watertight seal, helping protect cable from corrosion and mechanical abuse while providing excellent electrical insulating properties."
"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-1.75 W-1.75 D-3 inches|
|Dimension Details||.5 x .5 x 3.5 (Boot B)|
Business and Industry
Raychem Corporation Products