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Image of 2013.025.008 - 2013 Ted Tollner Sports Hall of Fame Plaque.  Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Ted Tollner of Cubberley High School, Woodside High School and College of San Mateo  who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013.  Plaque includes image of Tollner and a brief biography:  "A coaching veteran through nearly fifty seasons, he served a dozen teams in a variety of capacities, beginning at Woodside High School.  From Woodside, he went on to positions at the College of San Mateo, San Diego State, Brigham Young and USC.  As a college head coach, he compiled an overall 69-68-1 record.  His highly-ranked 1984 USC team went 9-3, captured the Pac-10 championship and emerged victorious in the Rose Bowl.  His 1998 San Diego State team tied for first place in the Western Athletic Conference.  At the professional level, he was a member of six NFL staffs, including the 49ers and Raiders." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers.  Color image of  Tollner is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner. Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers.  Black-and-white image of Moore is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.

2013.025.008 - 2013 Ted Tollner Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Ted Tollner of Cubberley High School, Woodside High School and College of San Mateo who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Tollner and a brief biography: "A coaching veteran through nearly fifty seasons, he served a dozen teams in a variety of capacities, beginning at Woodside High School. From Woodside, he went on to positions at the College of San Mateo, San Diego State, Brigham Young and USC. As a college head coach, he compiled an overall 69-68-1 record. His highly-ranked 1984 USC team went 9-3, captured the Pac-10 championship and emerged victorious in the Rose Bowl. His 1998 San Diego State team tied for first place in the Western Athletic Conference. At the professional level, he was a member of six NFL staffs, including the 49ers and Raiders." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers. Color image of Tollner is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner. Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers. Black-and-white image of Moore is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.

Object Type: Object

Image of 2009.004.011 - San Mateo County Sheriff Jacket, c. 1960, n.d. Long sleeve zip-up jean jacket with blue satin lining. The front of the jacket has a bellow pleated pocket on each side. The pockets are lined with the blue satin fabric and have a gold embossed button in the center with a snap button on both of the corners of the flap. The gold buttons are embossed with text reading, "EUREKA  /  CALIFORNIA" and have a small embossed portrait. The zipper on the front of the jacket is placed in the center and is gold. Above the proper left side pocket there is a rectangle jean patch with a grommet at the top and bottom of the patch. Above the zipper is a collar with a notched lapel. The shoulders of the jacket have an epaulet on each side with a gold embossed button and a triangular end. The top of the sleeves have a shield shaped patch that reads, "SHERIFF  /  SAN MATEO  /  COUNTY" and a sergeant gold-on-black chevron patch. The bottom of the sleeves have a black band with gold trim sewn width-wise on the outer-half of the sleeve. Above the band, on the proper left sleeve there are two embroidered gold stars. The jacket has a half belt sewn into the waist. A waist strap with triangular trim are sewn to each side with two plastic blue buttons sewn to the jacket, to adjust waist size. Inside the jacket there is a slit pocket in the proper right side and above the pocket there is a black cloth label with white stitching that reads, "MC". At the top of the lining there is a black cloth strap, to hang jacket.

2009.004.011 - San Mateo County Sheriff Jacket, c. 1960, n.d. Long sleeve zip-up jean jacket with blue satin lining. The front of the jacket has a bellow pleated pocket on each side. The pockets are lined with the blue satin fabric and have a gold embossed button in the center with a snap button on both of the corners of the flap. The gold buttons are embossed with text reading, "EUREKA / CALIFORNIA" and have a small embossed portrait. The zipper on the front of the jacket is placed in the center and is gold. Above the proper left side pocket there is a rectangle jean patch with a grommet at the top and bottom of the patch. Above the zipper is a collar with a notched lapel. The shoulders of the jacket have an epaulet on each side with a gold embossed button and a triangular end. The top of the sleeves have a shield shaped patch that reads, "SHERIFF / SAN MATEO / COUNTY" and a sergeant gold-on-black chevron patch. The bottom of the sleeves have a black band with gold trim sewn width-wise on the outer-half of the sleeve. Above the band, on the proper left sleeve there are two embroidered gold stars. The jacket has a half belt sewn into the waist. A waist strap with triangular trim are sewn to each side with two plastic blue buttons sewn to the jacket, to adjust waist size. Inside the jacket there is a slit pocket in the proper right side and above the pocket there is a black cloth label with white stitching that reads, "MC". At the top of the lining there is a black cloth strap, to hang jacket.

Object Type: Object

Image of 2015.012.002 - General Electric Electron Beam Generator Electron Tube, 1957. This electron accelerator beam tube was stored for use as spare parts for "Beam 1", the first electron beam generator produced by General Electric for the Raychem Corporation. "Beam 1" was used by the Raychem Corporation in Menlo Park, California, and later by Tyco Electronics when it bought Raychem in 1999. It was the first electron beam accelerator ever put into commercial use. "Beam 1" was still in operation until 2016.

The appearance of the electron tube is that of a long metal cylinder that extends into a ridged triangular cone. The cone connects to a rectangular titanium window at the base. Approximately 40" of the top of the tube is constructed with a cylindrical piece of translucent material with 11 equally spaced black enamel metal rings. The ridged triangular section near the base is 35" long and 19" wide. Additional hardware is attached near the middle of the tube and to the side of the triangular section.

An excerpt from General Electric Product Data Sheet A4610, August 1959 describes the Electron Tube. This datasheet is for a slightly later model that is of similar design to this artifact:
"ELECTRON TUBE - Permanently evacuated; multi-section construction. Electron beam emitted by hot tungsten filament; biased grid allows tube to conduct only during high-energy portion of input cycle. Electrons accelerated by voltage applied to intermediate electrodes…emerge through permanent window to treatment area.  /  Tube Window - 3 x 15". Made of titanium, 0.0075" thick. Cooled by forced air. Air-cooling nozzle included. (Compressor must be purchased seperately...must meet specifications appearing under AIR REQUIREMENTS-TUBE WINDOW  COOLING.)  /  Electrically controlled, air-operated, water-cooled shutter - for absorbing beam when bombardment of material in beam area is not desired, or for timed exposures."

2015.012.002 - General Electric Electron Beam Generator Electron Tube, 1957. This electron accelerator beam tube was stored for use as spare parts for "Beam 1", the first electron beam generator produced by General Electric for the Raychem Corporation. "Beam 1" was used by the Raychem Corporation in Menlo Park, California, and later by Tyco Electronics when it bought Raychem in 1999. It was the first electron beam accelerator ever put into commercial use. "Beam 1" was still in operation until 2016. The appearance of the electron tube is that of a long metal cylinder that extends into a ridged triangular cone. The cone connects to a rectangular titanium window at the base. Approximately 40" of the top of the tube is constructed with a cylindrical piece of translucent material with 11 equally spaced black enamel metal rings. The ridged triangular section near the base is 35" long and 19" wide. Additional hardware is attached near the middle of the tube and to the side of the triangular section. An excerpt from General Electric Product Data Sheet A4610, August 1959 describes the Electron Tube. This datasheet is for a slightly later model that is of similar design to this artifact: "ELECTRON TUBE - Permanently evacuated; multi-section construction. Electron beam emitted by hot tungsten filament; biased grid allows tube to conduct only during high-energy portion of input cycle. Electrons accelerated by voltage applied to intermediate electrodes…emerge through permanent window to treatment area. / Tube Window - 3 x 15". Made of titanium, 0.0075" thick. Cooled by forced air. Air-cooling nozzle included. (Compressor must be purchased seperately...must meet specifications appearing under AIR REQUIREMENTS-TUBE WINDOW COOLING.) / Electrically controlled, air-operated, water-cooled shutter - for absorbing beam when bombardment of material in beam area is not desired, or for timed exposures."

Object Type: Object