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Catalog Number 2016.001.037
Description Raychem Corporation Betalloy Tablespoon, c. 1957-1999. This tablespoon is made from a beta brass alloy given the trade name "Betalloy", which contains copper, zinc, aluminum, and manganese. The handle of the spoon has a rounded end that tapers toward a concave oval bowl. "Raychem" is incised into the top side of the handle near the end.

XRF (X-ray fluorescence) report and email on composition attached to media tab of Object Record.
Object Name Teaspoon
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Raychem Spoon, c. 1957-1999
Date c. 1957-1999
Creator Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Raychem" (etched in metal handle towards the base).
Dimensions H-0.5 W-1.25 D-6 inches
Search Terms Business
Business and Industry
Manufacturing
Radiation chemistry
Raychem Corporation
Shape-Memory Alloy
Utensil
Subjects Business
Cutlery
Industry
Metallurgical industry
Metals
Radiation chemistry
Silverware
Spoons