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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 333 (319)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 333
Page 333


1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 333

in contact with the surface of the fixture and which are likely to stain or roughen regular enamel. However, both finishes have superior durability and permanency of gloss.

CHROME PLATE FOR FITTINGS

Applied research and accumulated knowledge also have resulted in fittings which are unexcelled for durability, effi> cient operation, and good looks. Quality fittings are constructed of brass because this alloy, being composed of non-ferrous metals, will best resist the corrosive effects of water. In addition, brass is particularly adaptable for polishing and bufiing and for electroplating with nickel or chromium.

Brass is a metallic alloy which usually contains copper, zinc, lead, and tinethe largest percentage being copper. The exact proportions are varied according to the use intended. For example, a part requiring resistance to wear from movement or friction needs a different metallic structure, and hence a different proportion of ingredients, as compared with parts not subject to movement.

The parts of brass fittings which are visible after installation are electroplated to achieve color, lustre, durability, and greater resistance to wear, tarnish, and corrosion. As nickel is harder and remains bright longer than brass when exposed to ordinary atmospheric conditions, it is used for plating. Chromium plate is superimposed on this nickel coating, as its resistance to tarnish is much superior and its color more attractive. This heavy, tarnish-proof finish

THE PURCHASER of plumbing fixtures must rely on the experience and reputation of a well-known manufacturer and on the advice of a Master Plumber. Such fixtures as the Tribor water closets and Expello urinals, shown here. is the type of equipment backed by a dependable manufacturer

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is unexcelled for durability, beauty, and ease of cleaning.

FINE FIXTURES. LONG SERVICE

But the real test of any plumbing fixture is in the service it provides. Because washrooms contribute so much to the comfort and convenience of theatre patrons and because they represent a real investment in good will, it is important for the prospective ,owner or builder to make certain the plumbing fixtures installed will render efiicient service and retain their beauty through the years.

Unfortunately, the excellence of plumbing fixtures often cannot be judged by appearances. Some of the factors that are necessary to the manufacture of truly fine plumbing fixtureseingenious design and engineering, highest quality materials, skilled workmanship, and years of manufacturing experienceeare not readily apparent. Aside from actual service tests the only way to evaluate quality is by destructive laboratory tests during which plumbing fixtures are subjected to strong acids, cut into sections to determine the thickness of their enamel coating or their qualities of nonabsorbency, and similarly tested in countless other ways.

Since such tests are impractical for the purchaser, he must rely on the experience and reputation of a wellvknown manufacturer and on the advice of a Master Plumber. The Master Plumber can best recommend plumbing fixtures of finest quality-the fixtures backed by the name of a dependable manufacturer,

by many years of research and manuv facturing ability, and by the maker's sincere desire to serve the publicls health and comfort.

RELY ON A MASTER PLUMBER

The purchaser should avail himself of the services of a Master Plumber to install the plumbing fixtures. He is the man best qualified by his knowledge and experience to make a neat and accurate installation which will conform to municipal requirements and general standards of sanitation. He also can do much to assure trouble-free service.

Furthermore, when the purchaser relies on a Master Plumber to install plumbing, he can be sure of getting the four-way health insurance his city provides whenever plumbing is installed, repaired, or altered. First, before anyone can legally engage in the plumbing business, he must establish his competence by a rigid examination, and get his license from the city. Second, he must follow certain methods when doing the work. The "plumbing coded is the method citizens use to tell plumbers how they must guard against pollution and health hazards in their work. Third, the plumber must obtain a permit, issued by the city, before he begins each job. Fourth, the city follows up each permit when the job is completed, and inspects the installation to insure that the methods the plumber uses are the correct methods.

To overlook these safety requirements is taking a chance with the health of

and his sincere desire to serve the public's health and comfort. The Master Plumber is best qualified to make a neat and accurate installation which will conform to municipal requirements and general standards of sanitation. and he can do much to assure the theatre owner of trouble-tree service.
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 333