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Catalog Number 2016.001.030
Description Raychem Y-Shaped Cable Boot, c. 1957-1999. Black Polyolefin plastic cable boot. Base of Y-shape is a rounded tube with "H" embossed along the bottom. The tube broadens into an oval with two flat sides. On one flat side the model number is embossed. From the oval two smaller tubes form to complete arms of the Y-shape. Tubes are broader towards the oval and then indent and become narrower. One arm has a "K" embossed towards the top. Other arm has "J" embossed towards the top. Two seams run along the entire length of the hollow boot. One seams runs between the two arms.
Object Name Terminal, Electrical
Collection 3D - Electrical & Magnetic Tools & Equipment
Title Raychem Y-Shaped Cable Boot, c. 1957-1999
Date c. 1957-1999
Creator Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "H" (embossed at base of bottom tube); "382A023" (embossed center on flat side of oval) "K" (embossed on one arm); "J" (embossed on other arm).
Notes Raychem heat shrink molded boots with adhesive coating form a watertight seal, helping protect cable from corrosion and mechanical abuse while providing excellent electrical insulating properties.
[ 1/26/2016]

"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."
[ 12/31/2015]
Dimensions H-0.75 W-1.5 D-3 inches
Search Terms Industrial Objects
Menlo Park
Subjects Heat