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Catalog Number 2016.015.002.14
Description Non-Invasive Coupler Plaque, 1994. Wooden commemorative plaque given to Robert M. Halperin on September 29, 1994 as part of the Raynet Division's celebration of Halperin retiring as Prident and CEO of the Raychem Corporation. The plaque has a brown wooden base that is 4" x 9" x 0.75". A fiber optic coupler is mounted to the base at left. The coupler has metal hardware in a clear plastic base. A thin grey fiber optic cable extends out from the base and leads to a fiber optic connector. The connector is cylindrical and constructed with metal hardware and gray, orange, and black plastic. A metal plate is attached to the lower right side of the base. The plate is inscribed with the text, " 'NON-INVASIVE COUPLER' / THE INVENTION THAT LAUNCHED RAYNET / Presented to / Bob Halperin / In Recognition of Your Tireless Support as / Chairman of the Board / September 29, 1994." A logo for "Raynet" appears on the metal plate at bottom right. An additional piece of black colored wood that is 3.25" x 8.125" x 0.25" is attached to the back of the base. Green felt circles are adhered to the corners of the black wood piece. A metallic gold adhesive label for the company "First Place" is attached on the back at center.
Object Name Plaque
Collection 53D - Ceremonial Objects
Title Non-Invasive Coupler Plaque, 1994
Date 1994
Creator First Place Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text " 'NON-INVASIVE COUPLER' / THE INVENTION THAT LAUNCHED RAYNET / Presented to / Bob Halperin / In Recognition of Your Tireless Support as / Chairman of the Board / September 29, 1994 [Raynet logo]" (inscribed on metal plate); "FIRST PLACE / Executive Gift. Plaque. Engraving / Sunnyvale, CA / (408-245-5100)" (printed in black ink on metallic gold adhesive label)
Dimensions H-4 W-9 D-1.75 inches
Dimension Details 4 x 9 x 1.75
Search Terms Business and Industry
Commemorative
Communications Technology
Manufacturing
Plaques
Raychem Corporation
Subjects Business
Commemoration
Industry
Radiation chemistry
Telecommunications industry
People Halperin, Robert M.