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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 388 (366)

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition
1950-51 Theatre Catalog
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 388
Page 388

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 388

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ing afforded because every ticket must be cleanly torn. There is likewise no need for folding or handing the patron a sloppy stub.

Furthermore, since the customer gets a stub that is uniform, complete, and unmutilated, it can be readily used for the imprinting of any type of advertising message on the back, There is sufficient space on the front to call attention to the message on the rear. Tickets of special sizes are available for loge or other distinctive types of seats.

Secondly, the new 2-X-1 Automaticket Stub Rod Control Box is designed to simplify, expedite, and prevent costly errors and irregularities under the system. Since the tickets have only one hole in the center, it is believed that there can never be duplicate halves on the stub rod spindle. Furthermore, all serial numbers are exposed on the string, none of thein is face down or folded in, and any hand-torn ticket may be instantly spotted. Lastly, the stub rod spindle will hold more tickets because the new ticket lies hat, and the tickets go on in multiple units up to five with a single ticket thickness for all.'

The machine is compact enough to fit into even the smallest boxoffice and features a cut-away shape that enables the cashier to sit right into it with perfect comfort. It is claimed that unit construction provides the right size machine to fit every theatreis needs with registers available in one to five different kinds of tickets and with tamper-proof, nonreversible counters on each unit. All units operate independently, can be locked against operation if desired, are easily removable, and may be readily installed.

The positive top plate fit of the new machine guarantees a perfect flush fit with no cracks or offsets to catch coins passed out to customers, while a heavier, sturdier, and more stable magazine features a handy clear-sight scale. An improved locking system provides a Wide variety of controls, and counters cannot be reversed or tickets issued without advancing the counters.

The register cannot be threaded incorrectly, and a special device stops the machine automatically before the last few tickets pass through. Issued tickets cannot blow away because they are held at a convenient 300 angle and never extend beyond the counters. The register is available with an automatic car counter and accompanying acacssories

for drive-in theatres to provide a sure

system of cash control for them as well. The new system is distributed and serviced by National Theatre Supply.

Silent Paging System

A new system, designed to page movie patrons without disturbing the entire audience, has recently been developed by The Richmond Products Company. It is said to provide silent, efficient service without the necessity of using a public: address system or other distracting methods.

The system consists of a small boxlike affair to which a message is placed by means of black letters. Concentrated light allows the message to be read at a distance of 30 to 40 feet without distracting patrons outside of the immediate


Equipment includes a box with front and back reading surfaces of translucent Plexiglas and 147 one-inch black activated plastic letters. The system operates with dry-cell batteries with the resultant light providing excellent blackon-white contrast.

Two-inch letters and numerals, available at slightly additional cost, are said to be eEective for drive-in theatres in directing cars to the proper ramps.

Burglar Alarm

A new burglar and intruder alarm, recently placed on the market by Electromagic Company, is powered by a selfcontained electric unit which requires no wiring.

It is claimed that the alarm may be easily attached to any door or window with only two screws. A continuous earpiercing alarm is sounded at the slightest opening of door or window, according to the manufacturer.

Counterfeit Bill betector

A new counterfeit bill detector, said to be designed in exact accordance with the coded numbering and checking method employed by the U. S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, is now available to theatres from the Stanat Sales.

Making use of a telephone-like numeral dial, the device verifies the engraving, portrait, or ink of a bill in a matter of seconds. The counterfeiting detecting code is so simple that a boxoffice cashier may learn it in a few minutes.

The unit, which is made in life-long black plastic and measures four and a half inches in diameter, is easy to keep out of sight but instantly handy. According to the manufacturer, many users, however, report that they prefer to keep the device in sight, since its very presence frightens off counterfeit bill passers.

Ozone Lamp Bulb

A small lamp bulb, recently introduced by the Lamp Department of the General Electric Company, is said to give off barely noticeable concentrations of ozone which are useful in making the presence of odors less perceptible.

Reported to operate on ordinary current, the lamp is used with a ballast in a simple fixture to allow the free escape of ozone while shielding the eyes from the ultraviolet energy generated by the lamp. Ozone produced by one lamp bulb is sufficient to mask odors in areas up to 1,000 cubic feet, thus making it a good possibility for washrooms and other parts of the theatre.

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 388