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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 310 (274)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 310
Page 310

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 310

and then closes with a two speed action.

This new door control system consists mainly of the door control mechanism which is concealed in the fioor, and the hydraulic power unit, equipped with a one-half horsepower motor. Because of the compactness and convenient size of the power unit, it can easily be hidden from view at any distance from

the door.

No alterations are required in applying the itinvisible Dor-Man" to any standard door. No special devices are placed in the head jamb, and the operating units are completely concealed. In case of power failure the door will operate manually, without locking or jamming. Considering the constant threat of fire this is a valuable safety feature.

Break-Away Guide Ropes

Velour-covered guide ropes with an exclusive break-away feature are now being manufactured by Lawrence Metal Products. Used across doorways, or re stricted areas where unexpected pressure might be applied, the break-away ropes will open at a weight of five pounds, helping to keep crowds in line, but meeting unexpected pressure with safe ftgivef, it is claimed. Guide ropes are offered in one and one and a half inch diameters, covered in blue, gold, maroon, green or grey velour, with special colors available on request.

Corrugated Entrance Mat

The American Mat Corporation is currently marketing a new and improved variation of the familiar corrugatedpcrforated mat. The new product, which is manufactured in black and in a soft rose color, is known as Traffic-de Corrugated-Perforated. According to the company the new mat is topped with a triple-ridged surface, has diagonal ridges for drainage on the under side, is made from a rubber compound so increased in tensile strength that unwashable cord has been eliminated, and it is priced 15

per cent lower than the old type corrugated-perforated of similar thickness. It is also claimed that the top surface of the mat will remove more dirt than the surface of any molded mat made.

Beverage Dispenser

Majestic Enterprises, Limited, is producing a new model fountain type refrigerated beverage dispenser with illumination. The globular bowl is made of clear lucite, permitting 100 per cent visibility of the contents, which can be quickly and easily removed, permitting the op erator to clean it thoroughly in a few minutes. It is also equipped with lucite cascades, over which the beverage flows. The removable dome is made of pastel lucite, illuminated and so constructed that it also illuminates the cascades and the contents of the bowl. A new, improved circulating pump sprays the beverage to the dome, showering it down over the illuminated cascades7 and making a compelling and animated attraction.

All parts coming in contact with the beverage are made of stainless steel, lucite, and neoprene. The cabinet is made of highly polished stainless steel, and requires only 18 and a quarter inches by 1'7 inches counter space. The overall height of the dispenser is 154 inches. it has a self-contained, heavy duty Tecumseh vacuum sealed condensing unit of one-quarter horsepower, and thermostatically controlled to maintain beverage temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or lower.


A new moisture-resistant and decorative coating for masonry surfaces inside

the theatre is said to be easy to apply, quick drying and durable by the manufacturer, Protex-A-Cote.

Rolled on to a smooth surface the coating covers in a single application and, under normal conditions, dries to the touch within 30 minutes, Even on surfaces such as cinder block and rough brick, the coating is said to form a dry film of attractive finish that does not

oxidize, but retains its color and flexibility. Adhering to the surface to which it is applied, the coating will not lift, peel, chip or crack, if the surfaCes have been properly cleaned. Resistance to moisture, mildew, and vermin makes the coating particularly useful for cellar walls where seepage is caused by intermittent drainage. The coating is available in a wide variety of colors including white, cream, dado green, flamingo pink, etc.

Lounge Wall Covering

A new product which may be used to redecorate lounge walls, is softly brushed California Redwood plywood recently introduced by the M and M Woodworking Company under the name Malarkey Shadowood.

Shadowood is a textured surface Redwood plywood from which a large pilrt of the soft portion of the grain has been brushed. This is done in a way that

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