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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 420 (406)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 420
Page 420


1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 420

PUSHING THE BUTTON that starts the new air-conditioning system is Gen. John Reed Kilpatrickl president of the Madison Square Garden. The Baytheon precipitator, which removes smoke and dust from the air in the system. is automatically turned on when the air-conditioning system is started.



ADJUSTING THE POWER PACK which supplies the direct current to the Raytheon precipitator, Howard Post, chief engineer of the Madison Square Garden. checks on the recently installed air-conditioning system which was designed by Charles S. Leopold, distinguished Philadelphia engineer.

hospitals, factories, stores, and oflices. An example of many recent installations is that incorporated into the air conditioning system of the Madison Square Garden, New York, designed by Charles S. Leopold, one of the outstanding consulting engineers of the country. The new air-conditioning system is a composite of eight individual systems, each handling 67,500 cubic feet of air a minute-or a total of 540,000 cfm. for the entire system. And all this air passes through Raytheon precipitators where the removal of dust, dirt, and

THE IONIZER o! the Raytheon precipitator, installed in the Madison Square Garden. is being inspected by Howard Post, the arena's chief engineer. The ionizer creates an electrostatic field which smoke particles. These are then attracted to plates in the collector.



ionizes all dust and

smoke is accomplished. The system, of course, is designed for year-tround operation, for heating, cooling, and humidification as needed for any particular event.

The precipitator installation comprises eight units, each having thirty cells and ionizers. The cross section of each bank of precipitators is 13 by 15 feet. The units are installed in the duct work, between the dehumidifiers and the fan, in such a manner that all of the air supplied to the Garden passes through the electronic filters.

over by Howard Post,

According to Gen. John Reed Kilpatrick, the Gardens president, spectators at the famed sports events and spectacles ncan enjoy these events in greater comfort than that atiorded in any comparable indoor place of amusement}, For those sitting in the balcony, eye strain is reduced to a minimum, since there is no longer the discomforting haze which formerly hindered vision.

Another recent installation, also designed by Charles S. Leopold, is the five units placed in the air-conditioning system of the New York Stock Exchange.

THE COLLECTOR CELLS oi the Raytheon precipitator, installed in the Madison Square Garden's new air-conditioning system, are given a oncethe Garden's chiet engineer. Positively charged particles as small as l/250,000 inch are cleansed from the air stream.



THEATRE CATALOG 1947-48
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 420