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Catalog Number 2016.001.054A
Description Raychem New Era Baseball Caps, c. 1957-1999. Two red hats in a baseball cap style. The bill is rigid and covered in red and green fabric. The red fabric is stitched to the top with red thread. The underside of the bill is covered in green fabric and stitched on with green thread. The hat dome is comprised of five triangular panels sewn together. The front panel is the largest and is yellowish foam covered in red fabric. In the center of the panel is a patch. The patch is rectangular with rounded corners. The patch is white fabric with a red stitched boarder and "Raychem" embroidered in red in the center. The four remaining panels are red plastic mesh. The two back panels have a semi-circle cut-out. At the base of the semi-circle are two red plastic strips. Both strips have rounded ends. One strip has seven plastic pegs down the center. The other strip has seven holes. The pegs fit in the holes. On the inside, along the bottom edge of the dome is a black strip of fabric attached with black thread. Held between the seam of the black strip and red mesh is a white fabric tag. The tag has text printed in red ink and identifies it as a New Era brand hat. On the inside, three thinner strips of black fabric are sewn along the edges of the panels. Where the thin black strips meet is a round metal disk. On the outside, at the very top of the dome is a round button covered in red fabric.
Object Name Cap, Baseball
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title Raychem New Era Baseball Caps, c. 1957-1999
Date c. 1957-1999
Creator New Era Cap Co., Buffalo, NY
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Raychem" (embroidered in red thread on white patch); "MADE IN USA" (molded in plastic on sizing strips); "SINCE 1920 / New Era / DUPONT VISOR / PRO DESIGN / MEDIUM - LARGE / MFG. IN U.S.A." (printed in red ink on white tag).
Notes "The New Era Cap Company, located in Buffalo, New York, is an American headwear manufacturer. It was founded in 1920 by German immigrant Ehrhardt Koch."
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Era_Cap_Company 2/3/2016]

"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-5 W-9 D-9 inches
Search Terms Accessories
Baseball
Clothing
Hats
Menlo Park
Raychem
Subjects Baseball
Clothing & dress
Hats