Plenum Cable

Plenum Cable

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Description
Teflon, a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene, was discovered, accidentally, by a chemist at DuPont in 1938. Kinetic Chemicals, an off-shoot of the firm, patented the new plastic in 1941, and registered the Teflon trademark in 1945. Wire and cable accounted for the biggest single use for Teflon.
This plenum cable sample is covered with Teflon. An inscription reads "Belden-E 89880 75 Ohm Coax...Made with DuPont Teflon Fluorocarbon resin."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Plenum Cable Sample
Plenum Cable
Physical Description
plastic, teflon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25.4 cm; 10 in
overall: 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 1.905 cm x 26.035 cm
ID Number
1989.0452.07
accession number
1989.0452
catalog number
1989.0452.07
Credit Line
Gift of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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