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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 304 (280)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 304
Page 304

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 304

IN THE'INTEREST OF SANITATION, water closet stalls should be supported from the ceiling and not rest upon the floor at any point, as shown in this drawing. This type of enclosure, when used with wall-hanging fixtures, entirely eliminates obstruction on the toilet-room floor, with the result that cleaning is easier and more thorough. The stalls themselves should be of ample siZe. Sanymetal Products Company, Inc., supplied this drawing.

or cosmetics will not stain this gleaminglavatory which retains its luster and is always bright. One-piece construction means no unsanitary, dirt-catching joints. Lavatories of convenient size, preferably 24 x 20 inches, should be installed. However, where space is limited, lavatories may be '40 X18 inches.

A NEW TYPE OF URINAL is represented by the Standard Expello, designed to function as a water closet, having a large outlet to insure complete flushing and to eliminate many of the stoppages that occur with less capacious tixtures. For maximum sanitation, it is constructed of vitreous china and is mounted on the wall as are Glenco water closets, and the Standard Buena lavotories. The Expello is, like the Glenco, too, equipped with a toot-operated flush valve.

Tempered watereprovided by a thermostatic mixing valve is supplied to each of a row of lavatories through a central supply spout equipped with a small spray on the outlet. The water is controlled by a self-closing iioor valve, so there is no need to touch water faucets when using the laVatory. The controlling

valve, installed on a line to the spray outlet, regulate and determines the amount of water used. Thus the water used is kept to a minimum.

A perforated waste strainer prevents small articles such as rings or coins from clogging drains. This strainer permits washing in running water, prevents possible overflow, and eliminates the oldfashioned rubber stopper. Traps under lavatories should have an inside diameter of no less than 11/; inches, with a cleanout plug to assure efficient operation at all times.

Patrons should be furnished with liquid soap dispensed through a valve mounted on each lavatory. A valve of this type prevents soap from dripping onto the lavatory, keeps lavatories cleaner. Soap is supplied through a piping arrangement concealed in the wall and connected to a reservoir with a capacity of from one to five gallons, depending upon the number of lavatories to be served. Whenever possible, the reservoir should be concealed also.

Another convenience patrons appreciate is a built-in shelf of tile or marble running the length of a battery of lavatories. Since it does not extend out from the wall, patrons cannot bump against this shelf when using the lavatories. Recessed mirrors full-length above the shelf complete the appointments.

In accordance with the elimination of manual controls wherever possible, builtin electric hand dryers operated by foot levers are sanitary and efficient. They blow warm air to dry hands quickly, and patrons need not touch them with their hands. The dryers should be located conveniently near the lavatories, as shown in the floor plans. These also eliminate the paper towel which inevitably finds its way to the floor.

WATER CLOSETS, like other fixtures, should be of the wall-hanging design for easier cleaning of the toilet room. The Standard Glenco, shown at the right, is a wall closet especially suited to theatre toilet rooms. It is constructed of nonabsorbent, vitreous china which makes it easy to clean. The Glenco is of the Syphon iet type for the greatest possibie efficiency. It is furnished with a footoperated flush valve installed in the floor, latest in public sanitary fixtures.

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 304