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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 523 (508)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 523
Page 523

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 523

should bear in mind when selecting a disinfectant, to obtain one which mixes readily and keeps a stable emulsion.

Coro-Noleum, a coal tar disinfectant, is widely used as a disinfectant cleanser for mopping, scrubbing and general cleaning because it has the power to kill the germs of many communicable diseases in addition to cleansing and eliminating the need of soap. Thus, CoroNoleum acts as a deodorant and a cleanser as well as a disinfectant. It has proven itself to be an exceptionally efficient and economical disinfectant that will not produce objectionably strong odors nor leave gummy residues that will require additional rinsing and thus add unnecessary labor and expense. Whereas ordinary deodorants may merely cover up odors, Coro-Noleum is an eflicient deodorant. It helps overcome many of the unsanitary conditions which cause bad odors.

Theatre managers and owners, among many others, all agree that proper washroom sanitation is of paramount importance in helping protect the good health and welfare of patrons and employees. The cost of an edicient sanitation program is negative when you remember the importance of clean washrooms in maintaining customer good will. Theatre managers and owners cannot af' ford to neglect this important issue.

Unsanitary conditions in the washrooms of theatres that pride themselves on modern equipment and up-to-date methods should no longer be permitted to exist.

Cleansing Program

Proper cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing of washrooms can be accomplished simply, scientifically and very economically. An efficient disinfecting

STEP NUMBER 2 in the cleaning of toilets includes scrubbing and disinfecting the toilet seat to destroy germs that endanger patron health.

cleanser with deodorizing properties is the first step in washroom sanitation. Ordinary cleansing methods, despite their frequency, are too often insuihcient to overcome the offensive odors emanating from various sources in lavatories and a daily sanitation program is imperative to help overcome nauseating washroom odors.

Maintaining general cleanliness, in addition to abolishing obnoxious odors, is of prime importance in the prevention of communicable diseases. Some authorities state that almost 90 per cent of most skin diseases could be prevented by proper cleansing methods. Various types of duid soaps dispensed by sanitary containers are excellent in this department.

The general public has learned to appreciate the superiority of liquid soap over cake soap and knows that the liquid form is more sanitary. Management appreciates the fact that the use of liquid soap over cake soap eliminates waste of partially used cake soap which soaks away in imperfectly drained soap dishes. Furthermore, about 15 per cent of a cake of soap is usually thrown away because, when worn fairly thin, the cake is no longer convenient to use.

Soups and Dispensers

Liquid soaps that will off-set the effects of hard water and can even be used in salt water as well as the standard types are available. There is even a liquid soap that is so mild it can be used for bathing a baby. It will not chap or roughen the skin and will leave the skin in a normal healthy condition.

Many different types of sanitary liquid soap dispensers may be employed in the theatre washrooms. Among these are the Soapar-atus tanks and accessor ies, Latherator valves, pump and treadle systems, available in glass, chrome or nickel. By far the most adaptable for theatre use is the indiv1dua1 pump type.

The pump type dispensers are designed along modern lines with the accent on simplicity and refinement and most new dispensers will hold 50 per cent more liquid soap than the older models. New mounting brackets make the unit simple to clean. The dispenser can be used horizontally for wall mounting or vertically for basin mounting by simply reversing the globe. The time proven simple check valve prevents waste and clogging and makes the entire unit easy to fill and maintain. There are no working parts to wear and the outlet remains in an upright position to prevent possibilities of leakage when not in use.

Most types of this dispenser are chrome finished, highly polished, resistant to rust and stain, and require a minimum of cleaning to maintain their beautiful appearance.


Another highly coveted installation for sanitizing theatre washrooms is the electric drier to replace paper towels thus eliminating fire hazards, clogged urinals and toilets all at the same time.

Floor and wall models, with adjustable nozzles, are available in various colored porcelain enamel finishes. Among the many advantages of the electric drier are continuous drying serviceeno interruptions; completely sanitary servicehthere is nothing to carry contamination from one patron to another; thorough dryingsprevents chapped and roughened hands during

STEP .NUMBER 3 should include a thorough washing and disinfecting of the torlet exterior to remove stains and maintain a more sightly appearance.

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 523