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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 308 (272)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 308
Page 308

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 308


New Introductions During 1952

Some Thumbnail Descriptions of Selected Products With Interesting Possibilities

BRIEF: Spare permits only cursory presentations of some and only those that seem to have unusual idea value are here outlined . . . The objective in this survey is to give the industry some recorded fact about available products and supplies that may not warrant fuller analysis of specific surreys of their own.

--- FOR DRIVE-IN THEATRES Outdoor Vacuum

An item from the Atwater-Strong Company which drive-in operators might look into as an addition to their maintenance equipment, is the iiMulch-Vac'y sweeper. According to the manufacturer, this new device vacuums, cuts, and bags the debris left by crowds, such as peanut and popcorn boxes and bags, cigarettes, chewing gum, food, and candy wrappers.

Made of sturdy construction, it is claimed that the vacuum has been used regularly seven days a week, six hours a day. Easy to handle, the sweeper is self-propelled, uses a six-horse power Wisconsin gasoline engine, has threefoot wide pick-up, and it can be used on grass, dirt, loose stone, or hard surface areas,

Au'l'o Window Screen

Production of window screens in three sizes to fit all makes and styles of automobiles except convertibles, was roe cently announced by the Gig Manufacturing Company.

The Gary Insect Guard, known as HGig" affords insect-free car ventilation throughout the, summer months, it is claimed, and is said to be especially valuable at outdoor theatres.

Made of durable screen fabric, each Hgign comes complete with adhesive

borders for applying the screen to either the inside or outside of the window frame in a matter of seconds. When not in use, they can be folded and conveniently stored in a space as small as the glove compartment, according to

the manufacturer.

Debris Cart

Poblocki and Sons, recently put on the market a HHandy Andyii utility carrier designed to speed up the daily cleanup in drive-ins. The cart is a light, all steel carrier easily pulled from ramp to ramp, where its 24-inch metal basket stands ready to receive the debris. When filled it can quickly be pulled to rubbish burning area. If desired, refuse can be burned in the basket which is easily demountable, while the worker continues with a second basket on the cart. The open construction of the basket allows fire to burn within freely, yet does not require watching, it is claimed.

In addition, the cart is available with a utility platform 24 by 24 inches, for general cartage within the theatre. Crates of soft drinks, film, etc., can be conveniently loaded for short hauls.

Safety Jacket

A jacket having reiloctorizod Scotchlite strips which will shine brightly when hit by automobile headlights, has been

designed for the safety of drive-in perpersonnel, and is being distributed by the Dawo Corporation.

Tailored smartly with two slash pockets, full zipper front and fitted back, the jackets are made of water-repellent poplin, and have two stripes of the refiectorized material on the front,

placed diagonally, and one horizontal strip in the back.

They not only protect the wearer by making him visible in the darkness, but also give a uniformity of appearance to drive-in employees so that they can be readily distinguished from patrons.

Plastic Hose Sprinkler

Produced by the A. M. Andrews Company, Inc., this new lightweight Vinylite plastic hose sprinkler should prove to be useful in outdoor theatres. The 50foot sprinkler hose weighs about one. and

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