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Image of 2016.015.002.4 - Sculpture Commemorating the Production of the One Billionth Foot of Raychem Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable, 2008.  This is a commemorative sculpture with a piece of BTV self-regulating heat tracing cable suspended within a rectangular piece of clear acrylic that sits on a black acrylic base. The cable appears at an angle in the acrylic with one end of the cable cut to show the different layers of its construction. The cable has a black conductive core flanked by nickel-coated copper wire on each side. The core is covered by a white insulating jacket, and overtop, a nickel-coated copper braid enables grounding if the cable is damaged. A gold colored jacket is the final exterior layer. Red text within the sculpture above the cable reads, "Raychem  /  The Gold Standard," and black text below the cable reads, "A Billion Feet of Safe Sure Heat  /  February, 2008  /  tyco/Thermal Controls." Multiples of this sculpture were given out to celebrate the Production of the One Billionth Foot of Raychem Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable.
Heat tracing cable was first developed and produced by the Raychem Corporation and later sold by Tyco International when it purchased the Raychem Corporation in 1999. An employee's event was held at the heat tracing production factory on Bay Road in Redwood City on March 14, 2008. Tyco announced the installation of the one billionth foot of Raychem self-regulating heat-tracing cable at the Bridgeport Ethanol Plant in Bridgeport, Nebraska on September 18, 2008. The event was celebrated by the executive teams of Tyco Thermal Controls and Bridgeport Ethanol LLC.

2016.015.002.4 - Sculpture Commemorating the Production of the One Billionth Foot of Raychem Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable, 2008. This is a commemorative sculpture with a piece of BTV self-regulating heat tracing cable suspended within a rectangular piece of clear acrylic that sits on a black acrylic base. The cable appears at an angle in the acrylic with one end of the cable cut to show the different layers of its construction. The cable has a black conductive core flanked by nickel-coated copper wire on each side. The core is covered by a white insulating jacket, and overtop, a nickel-coated copper braid enables grounding if the cable is damaged. A gold colored jacket is the final exterior layer. Red text within the sculpture above the cable reads, "Raychem / The Gold Standard," and black text below the cable reads, "A Billion Feet of Safe Sure Heat / February, 2008 / tyco/Thermal Controls." Multiples of this sculpture were given out to celebrate the Production of the One Billionth Foot of Raychem Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable. Heat tracing cable was first developed and produced by the Raychem Corporation and later sold by Tyco International when it purchased the Raychem Corporation in 1999. An employee's event was held at the heat tracing production factory on Bay Road in Redwood City on March 14, 2008. Tyco announced the installation of the one billionth foot of Raychem self-regulating heat-tracing cable at the Bridgeport Ethanol Plant in Bridgeport, Nebraska on September 18, 2008. The event was celebrated by the executive teams of Tyco Thermal Controls and Bridgeport Ethanol LLC.

Object Type: Object

Image of 1971.020.001 - Captain H.J Reilly Camp NO.14 Flag, n.d. Blue rectangular flag made of a taffeta like fabric. Yellow fringe 2.5in. long and is attached onto 3 edges, top, bottom, and right edge. The left side has a loop which runs along the whole edge so a pole could go through it.  The flag is two sided. The two sides contain the same text but different emblems in the center, the top side has a veteran medal while the bottom has The California state seal. The words read "CAPTAIN H.J REILLY CAMP NO.14 / REDWOOD CITY CALIFORNIA / DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA / UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / INSTITUTED AUGUST 25TH 1923". The yellow text is machine stitched onto the flag. Under the text there is a light blue fabric in the shape of a banner which is in between the flag base and the lettering. The first two lines of text are curved down at the edges and the bottom three lines of text are curved up at the edges. The veterans medal emblem has an eagle at the top standing on a crest with an American flag design and two gold branches extending to either side, below that is an American flag rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise. under the flag is an anchor, rifle, sword and canon (unsure about canon). Below those images there is a chain pattern stitched which connect to the medal design. In the shape of a cross the emblem has a circular design in the center with two men holding guns and another person (gender unclear) kneeling on the ground. The whole emblem overall is approximately 22.5in. tall and 8in. wide. On the back of the flag there is the same text in the same shape but the emblem in the center is the California state seal. The circular seal is 17.25in in diameter.

1971.020.001 - Captain H.J Reilly Camp NO.14 Flag, n.d. Blue rectangular flag made of a taffeta like fabric. Yellow fringe 2.5in. long and is attached onto 3 edges, top, bottom, and right edge. The left side has a loop which runs along the whole edge so a pole could go through it. The flag is two sided. The two sides contain the same text but different emblems in the center, the top side has a veteran medal while the bottom has The California state seal. The words read "CAPTAIN H.J REILLY CAMP NO.14 / REDWOOD CITY CALIFORNIA / DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA / UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / INSTITUTED AUGUST 25TH 1923". The yellow text is machine stitched onto the flag. Under the text there is a light blue fabric in the shape of a banner which is in between the flag base and the lettering. The first two lines of text are curved down at the edges and the bottom three lines of text are curved up at the edges. The veterans medal emblem has an eagle at the top standing on a crest with an American flag design and two gold branches extending to either side, below that is an American flag rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise. under the flag is an anchor, rifle, sword and canon (unsure about canon). Below those images there is a chain pattern stitched which connect to the medal design. In the shape of a cross the emblem has a circular design in the center with two men holding guns and another person (gender unclear) kneeling on the ground. The whole emblem overall is approximately 22.5in. tall and 8in. wide. On the back of the flag there is the same text in the same shape but the emblem in the center is the California state seal. The circular seal is 17.25in in diameter.

Object Type: Object

Image of 2016.033.012 - Bay Meadows Plate.

2016.033.012 - Bay Meadows Plate.

Object Type: Object