> > > >

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 93 (59)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 93
Page 93

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 93

the surface to which the mirror sheeting is applied. It is necessary that these waterproofing ingredients be fully absorbed only in the cloth backing of the sheeting. While various types of primers may be used on some surfaces, only Flex-Sheet Mirror Primer is recommended for plaster, cement plaster, or Transite.

Surfaces of metal, tile, marble, or similar materials will require prior scrubbing with sal soda, using a stiff brush, to remove all traces of grease or oily deposit, and drying with a clean cloth.

The installation of Flex-Sheet Mirror is so simple that any reasonably skilled mechanic should be able to produce highly satisfactory results. All the tools needed for the job are a steel scraping knife, a steel straight edge for use in cutting, a sharp knife for cutting, a supply of cotton cloth, a glass cutter, a stock of No. 116 300-grit carborundum stone, and a solid table at least 24 inches square.

In unpacking and in subsequent handling of Flex-Sheet, be sure the sheet bends toward the cloth side, as bending against the glass might cause chipping.


Plan a wall application so that any cutting of the glass will come at an edge or other inconspicuous place. Make a plumb line and apply the first sheet of Flex-Sheet Mirror carefully so the horizontal and vertical joint lines are right, then adjust each additional sheet accordingly. Flex-Sheet, being extensible and compressible in each direction, permits adjustment of each sheet as it is applied to allow for surface irregularities. It does not matter whether the application begins at the bottom or top of a wall.

The first application step is to apply Flex-Sheet Mirror Cement uniformly over the cloth side of the sheeting, using a stiff brush or scraping knife. This cement is a water-resistant adhesive designed specially for use in applying Flex-Sheet Mirror. One gallon will cover about 55 square feet of surface. The cement coating should stand slightly above the cloth so that a good transfer of cement will be made to the wall or other surface. For porous surfaces, a heavier coating is required than for application to steel or other impervious surfaces, but too much cement will cause a squeeze-out between sheets or between the individual tiles on each sheet. Should this happen, any excess may be wiped off with clean cotton cloth.

In applying the cement, be careful not to slop it over the edge of the sheet as it lies glass side down on the work table. Strike off the cement at the edges of the sheet, and wipe each edge clean so that no cement or dirt can lodge between Sheets during application. (Figure 1.)

To apply, pick up the sheet of FlexSheet Mirror, holding it at the corners, align it properly to the plumbline, and set by pressing firmly over the entire Sheet area with a Wad of cotton cloth. Push each additional sheet tight against the others with the palm of the hand to make any necessary adjustments. The cement has sufficient "tack" to hold the


mirror in place, and propping or additional pressure of any kind is not required. The cut lines on one sheet should line up with those on the others to produce a workmanlike result. Sliding a round-edge board or a wide roller over the glass will help make good contact with the wall.

As work progresses, check which sheets have been up 10 or 15 minutes, and make any corrections in alignment before the cement sets too firmly. Should it be necessary to remove sheets, pull them off squarely, being careful not to tear the fabric backing; do not remove sheets in a rotary or scouring manner. Removal of sheets after the cement has set and hardened, while difficult, may be facilitated by heating the Flex-Sheet Mirror with a very hot electric hand iron until the cement softens.


How to treat inside and outside corners which have no moulding is shown in Figures 2 and 3.


In applying Flex-Sheet Mirror to columns, first determine the amount necessary to go around the column by actually placing the sheeting in position around the column before the cement is applied. In the case of small columns (less than five inches in diameter), it may be necessary to cut the glass as shown in Figure 4. Normally, however, it is possible to cut the sheet with the exact number of tiles required.

In some instances, on columns as well as fiat surfaces, an exact number of units will be just slightly too big or too small. Determine this before applying the cement, then cut the Flex-Sheet Mirror to the "just too small" size, and bend very slowly stretching the cloth between each tile. This should be done with extreme care so as not to chip the edges of the glass.

Metal moulding used in connection with Flex-Sheet should have an opening slightly greater than the thickness of the glass, that is, 174;" for mirrors, and 1/1" for dewdrops. Nail-on mouldings are preferred and should have the thinnest possible nailing flange to prevent changing the angle of the face of the Flex-Sheet Mirror covering the flange.

Installation on Ceilings

Cut a piece of Celotex board just slightly smaller than the Flex-Sheet Mirror sheet, then place the Flex-Sheet on the Celotex board, glass down. Apply cement to the cloth side, then, using

FIG. 1. Cement is scraped off at the edges of each sheet, indicated in sketch below, and wiped clean.

Alllkt cob chl-N' A! noon

llol. cAc'F \,

Mlllol ct.qu


cu! nil-on. AT A MLVOLV cw, nun aucuuv Guns On- nu BACK. tons ob his (.kAdo. so A Gun '0 Gun NV 15 canines, Hlnlur. TH! Loire! FAIIC

ow 'Ipe comet

FIG. 2. Outside corner application is illustrated.

MlllOL (Loni Ann cl new

Hillel. LLO'N AND ClMI-N r

AULIL nu- auci- v )l-VHQIN net al- J gnu.) on kaLo A

no A to ununoos}


FIG. 3. Inside comer application is seen abova.

nouns COLUMN

MIILDL crow AHD Linn"

(have units In out mum, I: ' ' ' ' i i " r l:





uLAIQIo vo no

\ uv LAM sun! IN run, our.

10 hr him cur, puma AID . euun was or qLAJo, nun ADILV crnsur AND Hue! [


FIG. 4. Application to round columns is shown; Sheets are measured carefully before cementing.

FIG. 5. Installation on ceilings is illustrated below. Experience proves this to be most successful.

:Nltv op Hillel. ELICVID

dNIlY o; mum. Dunc. lllLYED. uu uLoru nouJiA' i won uulcu MlllOL "OH' IIIJV.) HNlLE HlsllL

Ia nuns, vo ouvvou NIIIOL WHILE DEINQ ruuonmun non worn nut to mums, AND un noun T V0 ouvvon MlllOl AND to Ann INl'llL leaJUlE nus nucma IT ON (HUNG

Ann. Mlllol nu 'i bun vucbn on uuwc AND INIIIH nuuuu Nu nun-I AWLIkn bv noun A, [mow poms 31' crown, mm on but mum. Ia

ACCULAYDLV GET 7 AND ALlGNlD THEN APVKV FINAL vluouu lo mum. by APILVIuQ FILH nusuu ILL one sun-Ace or 011le sun by MAID mum A but) 05 son now

mung \\

'ABLIC / bAcuwc.\. // n/h/g /> mun curt!

cuss e cnonx\. M'Iz' x :17;

4 us synavw W. .

UOUN 0" ix .

Hm Mme \WCN 0* GUN '0 nouol\ / gin-5.1.11... * r V , fr} DE utPED CLKAN la'll'xlbllf\\r\

uum mo Mun; \ 3.10. ,R f ' Alt comm maniacs. ** canugvjj/Ji


1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 93