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Catalog Number 2016.026.003
Description Radiation Safety Sign, c. 1957-1999. Radiation safety sign used in an electron beam facility at the Raychem Corporation and later Tyco Electronics (Raychem was purchased by Tyco International in 1999). The sign was installed in the "Beam One" area, which continued to be in operation through 2016. The sign consists of a square piece of wood painted with reddish-purple graphics and lettering on a yellow background. A 6" diameter trefoil radiation hazard symbol is painted at upper right. "Radiation" is printed 5.75" down from the top edge of the sign in 2.5" tall letters that span 14" in length. One inch text printed in the lower third of the sign reads, "Beam, badge and / Safety glasses required / in this area." The sign has smudges across its surface and abrasions over the 'R' in radiation. A fine spray pattern of small white dots appears across the upper right portion of the sign
Object Name Sign
Collection 3D - Visual Communication Tools & Equipment
Title Radiation Safety Sign, c. 1957-1999
Date c. 1957-1999
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Radiation / Beam badge and / Safety glasses required / in this area" (printed in red on front of sign)
Provenance Raychem originated in Redwood City at 501 Oakside/Northside and was founded by Paul M. Cook. The wire cable plant remained in Redwood City, but the corporate headquarters relocated to Menlo Park. The company was sold to Tyco in 1999. This sign was used in the area of "Beam One" while it was in operation through 2016.
Dimensions H-15.875 W-15.875 D-0.25 inches
Search Terms Business and Industry
Radiation chemistry
Raychem Corporation
Tyco Electronics
Tyco International Ltd.
Subjects Industry
Radiation chemistry
Signs (Notices)