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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 329 (315)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 329
Page 329

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 329

out and on the size and type of theatre, other desirable locations may be in lobbies, foyers, mezzanine landings, and powder rooms. To prevent the possibility of injury to persons using the booths, locations adjacent to swinging doors, descending stirways or otheripossible hazards should be avoided. Wherever the locations, to be of greatest value to patrons they must be readily accessible and so clearly designated that patrons will not be required to inquire as to the location. Illuminated directional signs will frequently help in this connection. In order to assure privacy, it is desirable to place booths in a quiet location and to equip them with doors for excluding room noise.

Approximate space requirements for


NO. OF UNITS 6' - 4a" 9' - 614"

12' - 8"

15' . 9%"



WIDTH 2' - 1114" DEPTH 2' - 97/8" HEIGHT 6' - 6"



telephone booths of the usual size are shown in Figure 5. Figure 6 illustrates a larger b'ooth which accommodates a swivel arm chair. Another size sometimes used for locally constructed builtin booths equipped with seats has inside dimensions approximately 30x30 inches.

Complete booths in sizes approximating those shown in Figures 5 and 6 are obtainable from distributors of telephone supplies such as the Graybar Electric

FIGURE Bel-i more sumptuous-and larger-e booth than that of Figure 5 is shown here, but the some comments apply. The ceiling may be treated to reduce acoustic reverberation, but more extensive treatment of door-type booths is usually unecessury. In the case of doorless booths. the inside depth must be considerably greater than the inside width. In addition, the ceiling and upper portion of the walls must be lined with an efficient sound-absorbing material.

Company. These can be recessed in walls or partitions and by applying conforming trim made to appear as part of the building. As an alternative procedure, essential parts such as the booth front with folding door, door guide, ceiling light, and linkage for placing the light switch under control of the door may be procured and used in fabricating the booths locally. With either method, the booths can be lined with any suitable material Which fits in with the plans for decoration. It may be mentioned, however, that general experience with telephone booths has indicated the superiority of lining materials which resist scratching and which do not show up pencil marks conspicuously.

Folding doors equipped with full

6; - 11%"
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 329