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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 330 (316)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 330
Page 330

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 330

length glass panels are generally preferable. Since they fold within the booth, such doors present none of the hazards of outward swinging doors. The design should be such as to avoid the possibility of finger pinching. For the same reason there should be adequate clearance between the open door and the shelf under the coin collector.

For maximum comfort the booths should be provided with seats and should be well lighted and ventilated. A small fan may also be desirable to add to the comfort of the user. As an added refinement, the ceiling may be treated to reduce acoustic reverberation Within the booth. More extensive acoustic treatment of door type booths is usually unnecessary.

Doorless booths are usually provided at public telephone stations only where some special condition must be met. To exclude outside noise effectively and prevent overbearing of telephone conversation, the inside depth of such booths must be considerably greater than

FIGURE 7eFor telephone directories. built-in shelves or niches (see Figures 1, 2, and 3) are frequently used, but the directory rack shown here is another method 0! handling this facility. In the larger communities, the collection of directories should also include those for the suburban regions.

the inside width and the entrance must be restricted in width. In addition, the ceiling and the upper portion of the walls must be lined with a highly ethcient sound absorbing material. Doorless booths, of course, do not readily lend themselves to automatic control of the booth light,

No public telephone installation is complete unless it is accompanied by adequate and well lighted directory facilities. If the theatre is one which is patronized by residents from suburban communities, it may be desirable to arrange for the display of appropriate suburban directories in addition to the local books. From the appearance standpoint, built-in shelves or niches similar to those in Figures 1, 2 and 3 are desirable. Similar directory holders are procurable in table form. Another type of directory rack is showu in Figure 7. Figure 8 covers another model of the same holder designed for mounting on a wall or the side of a booth.

Consultation with the telephone company in the early stages of planning a new theatre will help to insure that the facilities for public telephone service mentioned above are provided in the amount and type which best meet the requirements of the situation. The telephone company is glad to render this service. This will also insure that advantage can be taken of the latest developments and ideas in providing a convenient public telephone service.

The telephone company also will be glad to furnish information as to the mnduit requirements for telephone wiring to the proposed public telephone stations and as to the number and locations for electric outlets for the booths and directory lights. The telephone company representatives likewise have information covering the mounting of coin collectors and the provisions for wiring to them in the case of locally constructed booths. For this reason, early consideration of these points with the telephone company representatives is desirable.

FIGURE 8eA development at the rack shown in Figure 7 is this one. designed for mounting on the wall or the side of a telephone booth. On all matters of telephone facilities. architects and builders, as well as the owner, should work in close cooperation with the local telephone company.

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 330