|Description||Raychem Duffle Bag, 1957-1999. Oblong duffle bag is made of red nylon. Two woven black straps are sewn around the center of the bag with black and white thread. The straps form a loop which becomes handles. Handle ends of the straps are folded over and sewn. Sewn onto the back handle is a leather rectangle. The leather rectangle has two sets of brass colored snaps which, when snapped together make the leather a tube. Each end of the bag has black woven straps sewn on to create two more smaller handles. Plastic zipper is black and sewn on with red thread. The zipper pull is a silvery metal. At the ends of the zipper, black nylon loops are sewn on. Attached to the loops are metal rings 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The front of the bag has white lettering printed on it.|
|Object Name||Bag, Duffel|
|Collection||3D - Personal Gear|
|Title||Raychem Duffle Bag, c. 1957-1999|
|Inscription Text||"Raychem / Heat-shrinkable / Cable Accessories" (printed in white); "Nasca / Inc." (on metal zipper pull).|
"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-13 W-31 D-9 inches|
|Dimension Details||With handles down.|