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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 325 (289)

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition
1952 Theatre Catalog
1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 325
Page 325

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 325

Non-Glass Mirror

A new unbreakable, non-glass mirror, which reportedly can be used everywhere glass mirrors are now used, may be cut into circles, squares, arcs, and beveled forms. Furthermore, it is available in silver, gold, pastels, and many other colors.

if CREMMBLE MIRRDR 6155;151:3203

Where exquisite beauty is the fashion keynote, the iimagic" mirror enriches the appearance of interior decorations in bars, yachts, lobbies, theatres, and homes with magnificent depth of reflection.

The mirror is made from Plexiglass, Lucite, and a third material which, by an exclusive patented process, creates a surface less susceptible to abrasion or scratching, ruling out distortions. The sheets of the itmagic" mirror are gauged from .060 to .50 and can be made up to one inch thick.

Packaged Powerstat Dimmers

Superior Electric Company, recently announced a variety of new models of its Packard Powerstat Dimmer.

Assemblies of the 2000-watt series are now available in packages of three, four, five. and six unit dimmers. Each assembly is housed in an attractive smooth gray finished cabinet. Individual dimmers are operated by vertical hand levers with graduated drums. These lovers can be interlocked for master control from one lever. When required, a separate master handle can be provided. Each dimmer has its own off-on switch and circuit-breaker, card holder for circuit identification, and pilot light.


Standard output connectors include a terminal for solid connection, pin-jack receptacles for single prong or two prong plugs, parallel blade receptacles and twist-lock type receptacles.

These dimmers can be operated from two wire 1 phase, three wire 1 phase and four wire 3 phase a-c power lines, it is claimed. For control of a large number of circuits, these packaged assemblies are readily adaptable to ticrosspatchi, panels, the company states.

Phosphorescent Plastic Signs

Originally developed for the armed forces, phosphorescent plastic signs that glow in the dark recently were introduced for civilian use by Norco Products Manufacturing Company.

The signs are made of phosphoretreated Geon, the polyvinyl plastic developed by the B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company, laminated in two layers of transparent vinyl plastic. If your lights go out in case of power failure, phosphorescent signs like this may be vitally necessary at your theatre.

Self-Contained Air Conditioner

A new compact seven-and-a-half-ton capacity self-contained air conditioner for cooling ofiices as well as small theatres recently was introduced by the Frigidaire Division, General Motors.

The unit is only 40 inches wide, 28 inches deep, and 87 inches high, and is finished in harmonizing two-tone gray.

It is said to deliver 2700 cubic feet of conditioned air Mr minute, and have an air throw of 75 feet.

The complete mechanism is located within the cabinet. Electrical, water, and drain connections are all that are necessary, the company states. A simple "onoff" switch allows the user to control the unit, but the air conditioner is designed to provide fully automatic room temperatures by a control knob which is set for the desired temperature.

FOR MANAGEMENT 0 Pocket-Size Flashlight

A new pocket-size fiashlight, recently placed on the market by the Micro-Lite Company, is said to throw a brilliant beam a block long. Special Fresnel-type lens permits the light to spread, thereby giving far greater lighting eiiiciency.

Two full-size, standard pen-light batteries are used inside a beautiful and sturdy red plastic case. A metal handle is attached for hanging or suspending from a wall, button, or belt.

Intercom System

A new intercommunications system, combining many features of the Talk-APhone master-selective and deluxe models, and adaptable for theatre oiiice
1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 325