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Catalog Number 2016.015.002.14
Description Raynet Non-Invasive Coupler Plaque, 1994. Commemorative plaque presented to Robert M. Halperin on September 29, 1994 during a celebration of Raynet, a subsidiary of the Raychem Corporation focused on fiber optic distribution systems. 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 gray 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.

See 2016.015.003.29 for video of the Raynet celebration; Halperin receives the plaque around the 18 minute mark.
Object Name Plaque
Collection mpson3D - Ceremonial Objects
Title Raynet 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.