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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 331 (317)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 331
Page 331


1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 331

PIUmbing Fixtures for the Modern Theatre

Rely on a Master' Plumber for Installation

Of Fine Fixtures for Long-Lasting Service

Modern theatre washrooms are a far cry from those of yesterday. Spacious, well-lighted rooms gleam with mirrors, structural glass, chromium, and tile. Upto-the-minute washrooms boast shining plumbing fixtures, wall-hung for quick and easy cleaning of floors and operated by foot pedals so that users need never touch them with their hands. And these fixtures, available in a wide variety of glowing colors, contribute greatly to the striking decorative effects achieved.

Yet even more important than their appearance is the contribution of fine plumbing fixtures to the well-being of the theatre patron. These fixtures furnish the fresh, pure water so essential to comfort and carry away the wastes so dangerous to health. To serve health and comfort is the prime purpose of quality plumbing fixtures.

CONSTANT ADVANCEMENTS

Largely responsible for the countless improvements made for better sanitation, increased utility, and greater beauty in plumbing fixtures are the research departments and design and de MODERN THEATRE WASHROOMS are a far cry from those of yesterday. Spacious. well-lighted rooms gleam with mirrors, structural glass, chromium and tile. Up-to-the-minute washrooms boast such shining plumbing fixtures as these Buena lavatories. hung from the wall so that the floors may be



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W. RICHARD BARMIAIH'

.lfmz'rican Radiator and Sundurd Sanitary Corporaliun

velopment departments of the established plumbing fixture manufacturers. Here, scientists and engineers are constantly at work, seeking ways of creating better and better products.

Their achievements are reflected in the design and construction of the plumbing fixtures so often taken for granted by the public. For instance, low and compact water closets and scientifically proportioned urinals are the products of applied hydraulic engineering and pottery techniques. These fixtures embody a quieter and more thorough flushing efficiency. They are strong and sturdy. And they retain their good looks through the years.

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

Although it is necessary for the water closet to harmonize with other fixtures and present a pleasing appearance, it is even more important that it function in the most enicient and satisfactory man be achieved. More

ner. The first and foremost function of a water closet is the disposal of faecal matter, and any factor introduced into a water closet structure which reduces or limits this function is at the expense of the more important sanitary considerations.

The essentials of the ffperfect" water closet, from a sanitary viewpoint, are: (1) an effective water seal (water remaining in bowl after fiushing), (2) prompt discharge of bowl contents, (3) a trapway of suitable size to assure complete fiushing, (4) large water area, (5) thorough scouring of the bowl cavity at each fiush, (6) quiet operation and (7) economy in the use of water. Among the types of water closet meeting these requirements is the syphon jet type, which is ideal for use in theatre toilet rooms.

The sequence of action, when such a water closet is fiushed, is as follows:

The water normally present in the bowl as a refill or water seal is thrown over the dam into the down-leg by the action of the fiushing supply from the flush valve, and the water piles up in

quickly and easily cleaned. Fixtures, available in a wide variety of glowing colors, contribute greatly to the striking decorative effects that can important than looks is the contribution of tin.

fixtures to the health and comfort of all theatre patrons at all times.
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 331