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Catalog Number 2016.015.002.27
Description Raychem Corporation Sample Kit of Heat-Shrink Tubing, c. late 1980s. This kit contains a 8" x 5.375" brochure (A), 13 pieces of heat-shrink tubing (B-N), a 4.5" x 0.375" wooden tongue depressor (O), a 2.25" x 2.25" square of 320 grit sandpaper (P), and a 2.375" x 2.625" x 0.25" circular container of Thermofit Adhesive S-1009 (Q).
The brochure's cover shows a selection of short pieces of heat-shrink tubing in different colors above center in the image. The pieces of tubing are set diagonally against a grayscale background pattern of horizontal tubes. "We've got you covered!" is printed over the length of a yellow piece of tubing that is shrunk in the middle. The "Raychem" logo is printed in red at lower right. The interior has brief descriptions of the items in the kit and how they are used. Various diameters and colors of nylon, RNF-100, RT-876, SCL, and TAT tubing are included and all are approximately 6" long.
Samples of tubing include:
(B-C) 2 pieces of translucent 1/4" nylon,
(D) 1 piece of red 3/4" RNF-100
(E) 1 piece of yellow 3/8" RNF-100
(F-G) 2 pieces of blue 1/8" RNF-100
(H) 1 piece of blue 3/4" RT-876
(I) 1 piece of yellow 3/8" RT-876
(J) 1 piece of red 3/16" RT-876
(K) 1 piece of black 1/2" SCL
(L) 1 piece of blue 1/2" SCL
(M) 1 piece of white 1/4" SCL
(N) 1 piece of black 3/8" TAT-125
Object Name Kit, Repair
Collection 3D - Telecommunication Tools & Equipment
Title Raychem Corporation Sample Kit of Heat-Shrink Tubing, c. late 1980s
Date late 1980s
Creator Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "THERMOFIT / ADHESIVE / S-1009" (in red ink on top of adhesive sample)
Dimensions H-8 W-6 D-0.75 inches
Dimension Details (A) Brochure, 8" x 5.375"
(B-N) Plastic Tubes: approx. 6" long, various widths (see description)
(O) Tongue Depressor: 4.5" x 0.375" x 0.0625"
(P) Sandpaper: 2.25" x 2.25"
(Q) Adhesive: 0.25" x 2.375" x 2.625"
Search Terms Business and Industry
Communications Technology
Electronics Industry
Heat-Shrink Tubing
Radiation chemistry
Raychem Corporation
Subjects Business
Cable industry
Electrical industry
Radiation chemistry
Telecommunications industry