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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 302 (278)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 302
Page 302

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 302

Tomorrow's Toilets - for Today's Theatres

New Design and Installation of Plumbing Do Not Forget Children Are Patrons, Too

The Wheels of progress continue to turn in the plumbing industry just as they do in other industries. At American Standard, as throughout the industry, we will be turning out line products in greater quantities to serve the nationls health and comfort. It is such progressea constant striving to do better than has been done before, to produce better products than have ever been producedathat makes our standard of living the highest in the world.

Constant advancement is being made in the building industry, too, where new materials and new methods of construction developed during the war may be uSedeif, after being subjected to further careful research and rigorous testing, they prove practical for peacetime construction use.

In the past, plumbing fixtures and brass fittings have kept pace with the progress made in the building industry. In fact, they have contributed greatly to

PLAN OF THE MODERN MEN'S ROOM is indeed spacious, not only for the theatre patron, but for the theatre employe as well. in layout, the plan is ideal, and, with the use of modern plumbing fixtures (also herein described), including electric hand driers, it lends itself to being kept immaculate with the least amount


its advancement, leading the way toward increased sanitation and resulting better health in homes, public and semi-public buildings. The plumbing industry will continue to advance in the future, side by side with the building industry, continually testing, changing, bettering the products it manufactures.

But the changes of tomorrow will be developments of evolution, rather than revolution, in design and function. High practicability is the order of the day, and there will be no experimentation at the expense of the public. The basic functions of plumbing nxtures remain the same. Changes will be made whenever they mean greater eliiciency or economy, increased sanitation, added convenience, or more striking appearance in the fixtures. Also, changes will be made to provide the most satisfactory iixtures possible to meet specifications resulting from new designs, construction methods, or materials used by the building indus C 0 RRIFOZ'





try. Just as before, changes in plumbing fixtures Will come as the natural result of needs, actual or anticipated, of the public we serve.


Theatre toilet rooms of today refiect the strides which have been made already in design, construction, utility, and appearance. Vitreous china and chromium plating have offered much toward complete sanitation, and have made it easier to keep washrooms clean. Improved design has added greatly to the utility, as well as to the appearance of fixtures. Color, too, has been introduced for good looks. All these advancements have led to increased sanitation and comfort for patrons using public and semi-public toilets.

Illustrated are floor plans of two toilet rooms executed by our Bureau of De sign as examples of ideal washrooms far

of work. Access corridors of ample proportions give plenty of space in the event repairs are needed. These plans, including that of the ladies' room, have been especially prepared for the THEATRE CATALOG by the American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation, which also furnished the Standard pictures.


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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 302