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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 382 (360)

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition
1950-51 Theatre Catalog
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 382
Page 382

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 382

New Introductions During 1950

Brief Thumbnail Descriptions of Selected Products With Interesting Possibilities

BRIEF: presentations of some . . . and only those that seem to have unusual idea value are here outlined . . . The objective in this survey is to give the industry some recorded fact about availableiprodacts and supplies that may not warrant the fuller analysis of specific surveys of their own.

Space permits only cursory


Portable Traflic Signal

A portable traffic signal, with its own generated power supply and said to be the only known one of its kind in existence, is mounted on rubber-tired dolly Wheels that enable it to be readily towed to any spot where emergency traffic control is needed, such as at accidents, fires, parades, football games, and drivein theatres.

Standing 90 inches high, the portable signal has a 400-watt Onan electric generating plant installed in the base which produces the 110-volt current necessary to operate the control and signal. Designed to operate as a conventional :signal light during normal operation, the unit can, however, be switched over to such a position that the light will burn red continuously on all four sides.

'Drive-ln Display Panel

A new patented changeable copy display panel, said to be designed especially to fill the attraction board needs of

modest drive-in theatres, has been announced by Wagner Sign Service, Inc. Illumination can be provided by spotlights, or existing lights can be utilized.

The unit consists of a series of porcelain enameled stamped metal panels that comprise both the background and letter mounting arrangement, and also includes an attractive porcelain enameled metal border frame. These displays are available in any length, in multiples of five feet, and in any height in the multiples of seven inches.

Substantial openings permit adequate drainage. Due to the slotted method of mounting letters, it is claimed that they cannot freeze to the background. Designed to accommodate Wagner aluminum. or colorful plastic letters, the panels can be inexpensively assembled and installed on the job. Letters mount directly on the flanges in the background, and no extra rods or other attachments, which might weaken the sign, are required.

Stainless Steel Swimming Pool

In addition to the outstanding advantage of installation without foundations, a stainless steel swimming pool, manufactured by Standard Swimming Pool Corporation, is said to offer long life with very little upkeep required. Rusting, corrosion, weathering, and damage from frost heaving are readily eliminated by the durability of the stainless steel construction. Furthermore, since algae and other forms of scum do not form easily on the smooth metal surfaces, the

water remains clean indefinitely, according to the manufacturer.

The gutter drain of the pool is

arranged to vary the level of the water between the maximum depth and a minimum depth of 21/2 feet. This feature was incorporated to diminish the hazard factor when children are using the pool.

The pool is delivered in sections which may be bolted together at the installation site. Although the standard size is 15 by 30 feet, the pool can be enlarged without difficulty by adding more sections. This unit appears to offer good possibilities for installation in drive-in theatre playground areas.

Drive-In Hea'l'er

A new kind of in-car heater for outdoor theatres, manufactured by Wesix Electric Heater Company, is a helical coil type operating at 400 watts, 120 volts, a.c. The fan has a centrifugal type blower which is claimed to provide 15 cfm with a totally enclosed shaded pole motor.

The baked enamel case is seamless with rounded corners and a hanger to fit easily on the car door; a handle is optional at no extra cost. Regular, coil, or burglar-proof cords are available. According to the manufacturer, the switch and cord may be installed under side of heater, if desired.

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 382