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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 324 (288)

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition
1952 Theatre Catalog
1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 324
Page 324

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 324

The lamps are equipped with a selffiltering "black-light-blue" tube that allows the long-wave ultra-violet rays to pass through but filters out the undesirable rays in the visible portion of the spectrum. No additional filters are required, and the cool-operating tubes will last for 2,000 to 3,000 hours. Recommended for use at low light-levels, they do not, according to the manufacturer. require as great a degree of darkness as lamps using separate filters.


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A new type of door matting, designed especially for use in heavy trafiic areas, recently was' introduced by American Mat Corporation. Known as Air-Tred, the new mat is made of sponge rubber with a resilient, long-wearing top surface. The company states it is softer than carpet with hair underlay, that it does not stretch, mat, or break down, and is moth-proof and easily cleaned. Air-Tred is available in maroon and black. It comes in 36" or 48" widths.

Mercury Vapor Floodlight

A spun aluminum reflector which has a permanent, sealed-in glass lining for safety and protection against dust and moisture is a feature of the Nepo mercury Vapor fioodlight recently announced

by NEPO Manufacturing Company. For use with EH1, JHl, and AHl lamps, the light is said to be permanently rustproof and weatherproof. It weighs 10 pounds.

Aluminum Display Frame

A new type of aluminum display frame, produced from a single length

of extruded aluminum, has recently been placed on the market by Peoples Display Frame Company. It is claimed that appreciable savings in cost have been made through the use of a new manufacturing method for the frame, which has a life-time satin finish.

New' Butter Dispenser

Automatic Products Company, has produced the Butter-Maid automatic hot butter dispenser, 18 inches high, 12 inches wide, and 14 inches deep; working on only 110V AC. Precision made, APCOis "thermo heat control" is said to keep butter at a positive, controlled temperature, and its precision measuring valve delivers the exact quantity of melted butter at each touch of the finger. The Apco moisture chamber precludes the scorching or drying of butter, and eliminates waste and spoilage. It is also said that unitized construction insures quicker, easier cleaning because every part can be disassembled and reassembled by hand in seconds. In tests conducted during its 16-month development period, the average increase in profits is said to have been 90 per cent, and more than 50 per cent of existing popcorn sales were reported to be converted to buttered corn.

FOR INTERIOR AND AUDITORIUM Improved Curtain Control Unit

Smaller and more compact than its former model, a new and improved curtain control unit by Vallen, Inc., is said to be quite different in basic construction and appearance.

There are fewer parts to get out of order, so-the possibility of breakdown has been appreciably lessened. The simplified design enables the firm to supply a dependable curtain control of precisely correct capacity for any installation.

Quilted Plastic

A luxurious new electronically quilted plastic, said to be built to withstand years of active wear and tear, has recently been developed by Bolta Products Sales, Inc. Introduced to give new decorative effects in the theatre field, the fire-resistant plastic reportedly can be attractively used for wall covering, panelling and wainscotting, and seating.

It is claimed that the plastic resists fading, scufiing, cracking, chipping, and peeling. Furthermore, it is completely washable.

The first pattern is a diamond design which is non-directional for ease in application. According to the manufacturer, it is currently available in a wide range of decorative color finishes, as well as in solid and leather-like finishes.

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 324