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Catalog Number 2016.015.002.36
Description Raychem EZF-6 Drop Cable Connectors, c. 1990s. Used in cable television installation, this Raychem Corporation product contains a set of 12 pieces of hardware for making connections on series 6 coaxial cable. Twelve cylindrical metal connectors are stored in a blue plastic rectangular-shaped cassette. Connections would be made by first exposing conducting wire at the center of the coaxial cable with a preparation tool. The end of the cable was placed into the cable connector while it was held in the plastic cassette and the bare wire would go through a channel at the center of the hardware. The connector would be removed from the end of the cassette and the preparation tool was used to compress the inner sleeve. A small piece of plastic inside the connector formed a mechanical seal around the wire. White repeating text on the side of the blue plastic cassette reads, "Raychem EZF(R)-6 Made in Denmark 140896 [triangular arrow recycling symbol with "6" at center] H.I.P.S."
Object Name Connector, Cable
Collection 3D - Telecommunication Tools & Equipment
Title Raychem EZF-6 Drop Cable Connectors, c. 1990s
Date c. 1990s
Creator Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Raychem EZF(R)-6 Made in Denmark 140896 [triangular arrow recycling symbol with "6" at center] H.I.P.S." (white text on side of cassette)
Dimensions H-1.25 W-6 D-0.625 inches
Search Terms Business and Industry
Communications Technology
Raychem Corporation
Subjects Cable industry
Radiation chemistry
Telecommunications industry