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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 446 (432)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 446
Page 446

Drive-ins Mentioned

Boston, Sout, VA

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 446

The Tube Transportation of Theatre as

Installed between Cashier and Treasurer

System Transmits Money in a Few Seconds


Lamson Corporation

Carrying cash to and from the cashierls booth of a theatre has always been a nuisance, and, in some cases, a problem. As any theatre manager knows, this method is often slow and risky, and a chore that goes on all day long. Back and forth, back and forth.

Quite recently, the manager of the Roxy Theatre in New York decided to facilitate the transference of cash and change by installing a Lamson pneumatic tube system. After several years operation, the system has proved itself. It saves leg work, greatly reduces the danger of theft, and provides a quick, easy communication between the three booths and the treasureris ofiice. But the treasurerls own words will best describe the results achieved.

tiWe are pleasedf writes A. D. Shurtleft, assistant treasurer of Roxy Theatre, ttto recommend your pneumatic tube system to any theatre desiring to eliminate the carrying of cash from box office to treasureris oliice. The installation at the Roxy Theatre has eliminated a great deal of delay and also provided added safety in the handling of cash from cashiers (three) to treasurerls oEice. Your system was installed during opera tions of the theatre and at no time were We obliged to close for the purpose of installing any of the necessary equipment. Its operating efliciency far exceeds our expectations?

Though this letter flatters Lamson, we quote it here manly to give first-hand observation of a system which greatly aids theatre management in attaining smoother operation. Such a system, simple in layout and moderate in price, practically pays for itself in a very short time.

At the Roxy, Lamson installed three 4-inch lines to connect the three booths with treasurerls oiiice. Average line is approximately 150 feet and each is independent; that is, there is a station in the treasurerls office for each line.

Each of the three lines will transmit a loaded carrier and an empty one at the same time which is adequate handling for theatre use. The carriers may be loaded with 6 pounds of cash or coin.

Just before the war, many theatres became interested in the tube system. Lamson alone had already installed four systems:- the Metropolitan and Paramount Theatres, in Boston; the Southtown Theatre, in Chicago; and the Roxy, in New York. When the war broke, further installations were impossible in view of material restrictions. Now, however, theatres are again inquiring.

IN HIS OFFICE, the theatre manager receives a carrier trcm the box oftice. If it contains excess cash, he will hold the money. If it is a request for smaller bills or change, he will make the exchange, and

return the loaded carrier by tube to the cashier.

Carrying cash to and from the cashier's booth is

always a nuisance and sometimes eVen a hazard. The tube system is but one solution for the problem.

TYPES OF CARRIERS generally suitable lot theatre use are these 3- and 4-inch Lamson tubes. The outlets are located in the box office and the manager's office (or messages as well as cash.

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 446