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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 490 (474)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 490
Page 490

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 490

Itec Service Corporation

its functions and its usefulness to

motion picture theatres of the U. S.

Altec Service Corporation is an organization composed of engineers, trained both in electrical and mechanical engineering practice, with particular emphasis on all mechanisms involving the principles and techniques of the vacuum tube.

This organization is nationwide in scope, and serves motion picture theatres in all parts of the country, both in urban and rural areas. Altec services more motion picture theatres in the United States than any other service organization.


Motion picture theatres receive the services of Altec under several forms of contract. One form comprises regular inspection of sound equipment. A second form calls upon Altec to provide parts for repairs and replacements to sound equipment, for a fiat weekly charge. A third form calls upon Altec to provide parts for repairs and replacements to the projection equipment as well as the sound equipment, for a flat weekly charge.


Stock points are located at strategic points throughout the country. Because Altec maintains the largest number of such stock points, containing the largest inventory of spare parts of any comparable organization, Altec is able to provide exhibitors with the most rapid restoration of normal theatre operation when an emergency occurs.


Altec maintains an engineering staff in a continuously functioning technical laboratory. This stafir makes a continuous study of projection and sound parts, in order to

furnish Altec's customers with parts of tested reliability and low cost.


This engineering staff also makes a continuous study of field service problems, and devises new test equipment to promote faster and better diagnosis ofrsound systems dure ing regular inspections. New techniques and methods, as soon as they are perfected, are relayed to every member of the Altec field force, and are applied at once in Altecserviced theatres.


The engineering policies of Altec are directed by a technical advisory board whose work is coordinated with the research activities of the Research Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, as well as with one of the leading development laboratories in the electronic field, and leading manufacturers of motion picture equipment. The work of this advisory board is also coordinated with the development activities of the technical directors of the major producing companies.


The Altec field force, the largest of any organization in the field, places an Altec Service inspector within easy reach of all motion picture theatres, no matter where lo cated. Activities of Altec Service Corporation are directed from ten district offices, located in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle as well as branch offices and stock points in Charlotte, N. C.; Little Rock, Ark.; Memphis, Tenn.; Miami, Fla; New Orleans, La.; Boston, Mass; Hamden, Conn.; Edwardsville, 111.; Kansas City, Mo.; Minne



apolis, Minn.; St. Louis, Mo.; Pittsburgh, Penn.; Cleveland, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Fresno, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz.; San Francisco, Calif.; Tucson, Ariz.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Billings, Mont; Denver, Colo.; Portland, Oregon; Brooklyn, N. Y.; Buffalo, N. Y.; Syracuse, N. Y.; Newark, N. J.; Baltimore, Md.; and Washington, I). (I.

Inquiries addressed to the home ofiicc, 250 West 57th Street, New York, or to the nearest district office, will 'bring full details about Altec service without obligation.

250 West 57th Street . New York City 19


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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 490