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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 387 (365)

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition
1950-51 Theatre Catalog
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 387
Page 387

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 387

The one type is of heavy molded rib construction, and the second type is of smooth surface. Molding on both types is provided by a two-inch lip which can be increased if desired.

According to the manufacturer, both types are easily installed by means of adhesive or tacking and may be curved over large nosings, common with marble stairs, and can be abutted to each other to cover any given area.

Sand Urn

Said to incorporate many new changes in style, design, and color, a new sand urn has recently been placed on the market by GoldE Manufacturing Company. Distinctively styled and sturdily made of heavy-gauge metal, the urn features the following improvements: a new step construction, eliminating handles, and a new diamond pattern on chrome column.

A popular feature of the urn is the wide-base construction, said to reduce the danger of tipping or spilling of sand. The urn is supplied in two standard colors with a chrome center column in Mandarin Red or Ebony Black.


Set-Screw Wire Connector

A new set-screw type wire connector, said to have an extremely high safety factor, has been added to the line of wire connectors manufactured by Ideal Industries, Inc. The new connector is listed by Underwriters Laboratories for 600volt application and as a pressure cable connector for general use in all branch circuit wiring. It is recommended for use on conduit, armored cable, non-metallic cable and open wiring.

The connector has a high dielectric phenolic shell with an extra-long, extrastrong skirt. This skirt fully covers the wire insulation and insures a safe, completely protected splice that eliminates possibility of hash-overs. The sleeve and set-screw are solid brass and corrosion

proof. No solder, tape or special tools are needed to apply the connector, and joints can be visually inspected after they have been made. The shell can also be removed at any time for periodic inspection of splices. The entire connector can be easily unscrewed and reused.

FOR MANAGEMENT ' Sprinkler Stopper

A new device to stop property damage by water from sprinklers, after a lire has been extinguished or in case of mechanical failure, has recently been put on the market by the Sprinkler Stopper Company. This sprinkler stopper is a simple unit which fits on the end of a

short pole and is easily inserted in the firing" of the sprinkler to shut off the water at the point of How immediately. Rugged and uncomplicated, the device is essentially a wedge with a threelayer rubber diaphragm of scientific construction which covers the outlet, pressure being maintained by a fool-proof mechanical spring ingeniously incorporated in the assembly. The sprinkler stopper is reportedly put in place by firemen who respond to an alarm or by other personnel.

The fact that the device is attached to a pole is alleged to make it easy to remove. The water may be made to flow again in seconds. The dangling pole also serves notice that the sprinkler is temporarily out of operation, according to the company.

Admissions Control System

Designed and built by General Register Corporation, the new Automaticket 2-X-1 Admissions Control System is said to prevent ticket palming entirely, speed the collection of tickets at the door, provide space for the printing of advertising messages, enable a sure check on admission receipts, accelerate the issuance of tickets, etc.

First of all, the new type of ticket used under the system is unique in shape and method of perforation with a pre-cut separation line down the center and a hole in the middle of each ticket, so that the doorman can tell at a glance the number of admissions. The fact that a strip of the new tickets is never over 5" long makes them a great deal easier to handle than a long string of conventional tickets.

It is also claimed that one quick and easy motion is all that is required to

divide the tickets down the center separation line with no opportunity for palm
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