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Catalog Number 2016.001.015
Description Raychem Orange Duraseal Wire Splices, c. 1957-1999. Seven orange Duraseal couplings. Couplings are made of nylon and tube shaped. Tube pinches in the middle to seal around copper alloy tube. A circular hole divot in the metal tube can be seen through the translucent nylon tube.
Object Name Coupling
Collection 3D - Mechanical Tools & Equipment
Title Raychem Orange Duraseal Wire Splices, c. 1957-1999
Date c. 1957-1999
Creator Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "DURASEAL R R18-22" (printed in black in on orange tube).
Notes Wire splices "connect two solid or stranded wire ends together to repair or lengthen wires... an insulated heat shrink butt splice connector provides a compression type connection that is vibration and moisture resistant, stable, and acts to protect against accidental wire pull-out. The insulation material surrounding the connector completely seals the terminal when heated".
[http://www.electricalbasics.com/store/p/600-Butt-Splice-Connectors-Heat-Shrink-Insulated-Blue-16-14-AWG-Bulk-Bag-100-pcs.html?gclid=CNXhx5OTucoCFVJufgodCG4J8w 1/20/2016]

"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."
[http://blog.heatshrinksleeves.com/2015/09/raychem-history.html 12/31/2015]
Dimensions H-0.25 W-0.25 D-1.25 inches
Search Terms Electric
Menlo Park
Raychem
Science
Technology
Subjects Electricity
Industry
Plastics
Science
Wire