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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 309 (273)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 309
Page 309

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 309

one-half pounds, and is said to cover 600 square feet of lawn or garden. It is claimed that the hose is resistant to mold and mildew, and stores safely even while wet, yet it will not rot. The sprinkler consists of a double tube with pin-point holes staggered along the length of each tube for even water coverage. Said to be tested at 120 pounds of pressurey this sprinkler is designed to withstand any city water pressure as long as it is not too kinked too close to the coupling. It is available in 20, 30, 50, and 100 foot lengths, and comes ready to be attached to any hose.

Weather-Resistant Speaker

One of the more interesting new products introduced last year was the Dubil Cone In-Car speaker manufactured by the Ballantyne Company. The Dubll Cone was designed to stand up under the ravages of sun, rain, and extremes of temperatures, according to the come pany. It is claimed that at the volume level normally used in drive-in theatres, the response of the four-inch speaker mechanism is superior in quality to that of larger speakers when these are cramped into small housings.

The speaker consists of two cones, one superimposed over the other, with a three-sixteenths of an inch air space in between. The outside cone floats and operates independently of the inside cone, the outside being for protection, and the inside one for sound projection. Both cones are said to be completely \veather-proofed.

The case is die cast of aluminum, and finished in two-tone color. An enclosed tamper-proof, wire-wound volume control is used. There are small drain holes in the bottom of the case allowing for drainage in event that the wind-driven rain enters the speaker grille, or moisture condenses in the case during extreme changes in temperature.

A "Frank Bank"

A uFrank Bank" holding five dozen buns and 10 dozen hot dogs, with service from the bottom putting both buns and dogs at convenient level for fast, easy Operation was recently developed by Mancly, lnc. The big capacity machine IS designed for refreshment stands at drivcsins and other large volume operations. Patented design racks keep the buns and hot dogs from spilling. The Flborglas-insulated cover lifts off to open Phtt top for loading, and a special Freshener Valve" beneath the bun rack



is adjustable to whatever amount of steam needed to keep buns in proper

condition. The uFrank-Bank" strips down easily for quick, thorough cleaning. Other features include variable heat selector, thermostatically controlled for fast steaming at 200, 500, or 1000 watts; stainless steel construction; black, baked enamel base; 115 volts wiring, and, an overall size, 24 inches long, 17% inches high and 141/; inches deep.

Food Vendor

Lunch-O-Mat Corporation recently announced the release of the newest in automatic merchandising, the nLunchO-Mat" manufactured by Statler Manufacturing Corporation, vending hot coffee, hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, pies, pastries, milk, chocolate milk, and juices. The Lunch-O-Mat is a flexible vendor, manually operated but electrically refrigerated, and it incorporates the newest in air-conditioning by Carrier Corporation, as well as the latest in radar instant heating.

The unit consists of seven divisions. Standard operation permits vending of 30 containers of milk in one; 30 containers of chocolate milk in another; 50 hot sandwiches in another; 50 cold sandwiches with a choice of two kindsone division containing 88 cans of juice; another that holds 50 pieces of pics and pastries; and one division that has a capacity for vending 150 cups of hot coffee.

All divisions are interchangeable, except coffee. The seven divisions work


independently from one another, each having its own coin mechanism. There is a manually operated changemaker, and seven vending sections to the ma chine, employing seven different coin mechanisms, vending at seven diffcrent prices, and serving a portion at each one.


Safety Feature for Doors

The Magic Door Division of the Stanley Works recently announced the development of what is said to be a completely effective safeguard against injuries to fingers from accidental door closings.

Called Stand-Guard, this new device runs the full length of the door at the door jamb, completely sealing off the danger area from top to bottom. Essentialy a flexible plastic stripping, StanGuard is fastened to the door and the door frame with aluminum anchor moldings, which hold it securely in place, without interfering in any way with the opening and closing of the door.

It is claimed Stand-Guard can be installed in virtually any hinge or pivothung door. It is suitable for use on manually operated, or automatic doors of wood or metal construction.

Black Light Fixture

A new streamlinedy weatherproof black light fixture for illumination of outdoor signs and billboards is now available from Ultra-Violet Products, Inc.

Blak-Ray units employ two self-filtering long wave ultra-Violet tubes with a Specially designed reflector that delivers far greater intensity, according to the manufacturer. Thus fewer fixtures are required per lineal foot of copy, and brilliant Huorescent colors are obtained even at locations where an unusual amount of visible light exists.

Tubes and reflectors are housed in a large-diaiiieter, ultraeviolet transmitting Pyrex tube that is adjustable so its powerful horizontal beam is directional. Units are available with two 150-watt white flood type bulbs as an integral part of the fixture, and an intermittent flasher for these white lights may be installed in the base, if specified.

Automatic Door Control

Production of a newly designed, electrically operated hydraulic door control was announced by the Dor-O-Matic division of Republic Industries, Inc,

The automatic illnvisible Dor-Man" opens any type of door the instant a person steps on the carpet leading through the doorway, it is claimed by the company. The door remains open until the person has walked through,
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