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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 196 (160)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 196
Page 196

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 196

WHEN CLEANING aisles (left) it is necessary to make shorter passes, from one side of the aisle to the other. In shampooing carpets (right) it's important to work so as not to iniure the pile. It is a wise thing for theatre operators to see to it that their maintenance staffs are well acquainted with the machines. and how to properly operate them. This often saves time. tempers and money.

never be used on linoleum that is in good or fair condition. These solvent type finishes should be used only on linoleum that has deteriorated to such a condition that it will not respond to ordinary care.


Forward-looking theatre men recognize two marked advantages in regular, systematic cleaning of carpets. Both

THEN (4) ATTACH THE BRUSH to the rotator, then (5) you mix the solution properly. One gallon of solution should shampoo 80 to 100 square feet. depending on the pile depth. This is for hard water areas. In water with

advantages refiect in the cost and profit aspects of theatre operation.

First, the appearance of a theatrels furnishings has a definite effect on boxoffice sales. Patrons are favorably impressed with a theatre with bright, clean carpeting and prefer it to one that has not.

Secondy good carpet maintenance plays an important part in keeping operation costs down. Routine cleaning removes the dirt and grit that injures carpetls pile and prolongs the handsome appear ance and service life of the carpet. The cost of cleaning carpets is, without doubt, far below that of replacing them.

It is recommended that two men, if possible, handle the carpet cleaning job. One man can operate the Vacuum

machine and do the hand-shampooing in areas not reached by the scrubbing machine. The other man prepares the solution and operates the scubber. If only one man is available, he should do the hand-shampooing after the first vacuuming and before the scrubber.

The Right Start

All carpeting should be thoroughly vacuumed before shampooing. If dirt or mud is heavily caked in the pile, it should be broken up by brushing vigorusly with a dry, stiff bristle longhandled brush, then removed with the vacuum machine.

Immediately after vacuuming, make a thorough inspection of rugs for fading, dry rot, stains or moth damage.

average softness. mix one part shampoo to 20 parts water. Finally (8) adiust your machine with the wheel carriage lowered until the brush is well lubricated with foam. After a careful check you are ready to begin.

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 196