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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 397 (359)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 397
Page 397

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 397

Modern in appearance, the bowl is made of vitreous earthenware. A stainproof skirt of satin finish Monel Metal covers the cast iron base. All working parts and fittings are made of nonferrous metals to prevent rusting and reduce corrosion. A special hard bronze is said to be used on all points where excessive wear occurs.


ice-Snow Remover

Theatremen should be interested in a new type anhydrous substance called Ice-Off, said to be 97 per cent active for snow and ice removal. Manufactured by the Surface Protection Company, Inc., Ice-Off is made in dry pellet form and is said to thaw snow and ice with 10 times the power of flake calcium chloride at 10 degrees F., without corrosive or bleaching action.

It is claimed that this product is free of insoluble residues and is harmless to vegetation, rubber, concrete, and clothing. Ice-Off is simply applied by sprinkling the pellets on ice or snow. The internal generation of heat provides fast melting action, according to the firm. It may be applied at the beginning of a snow fall and will keep surfaces clean for hours.

Ice-Off is supplied in a convenient two-pound carton with a spout for easy pouring. Cartons are asphalt lined to prevent caking, and packed six in a case. Bulk containers are also available.

Coin Counter

A new portable coin counter that folds compactly, weighs only one and onequarter pounds, and is equipped with a carrying handle, is now being manufactured by Klopp Engineering, Inc.

The manufacturer claims that the new machine counts pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, and packages them for bank deposit, 15 times faster than the work can be done by hand.

Complete accuracy is one of the features claimed for this new device. A single adjusting knob is all that must be set. If the coins are being packaged a second knob is turned to the number


of coins per pack and coin flow and count automatically cut off when the stipulated number of coins have been packaged. The manufacturers say that the set-up is a matter of only five seconds.

Sand Urns

Sand urns in a series of modern designs are currently available from the Lawrence Metal Products Company. It is claimed that a large variety of specialized styles individual to the purchaser are possible by varying the banding effects. Over the cylindrical aluminum shell are placed bands of brass or bronze in varying widths. Anodized aluminum bands in gold, bronze, cocoa, red, or blue are also used to give a tasteful contrast.

An extremely wide range of modern and classic styles are provided by other materials such as brass, bronze, copper, spun aluminum and chrome. Also available are steel urns in black, gray, green, or maroon stock colors in a baked enamel wrinkle finish. All urns feature removable sand trays or a refuse slide and bucket combination in which a lighted cigarette is quenched by water.

Electronic Barker

An electronic itbarker" who can deliver his pitch thousands of times with perfect fidelity and high volume is now available to the trade in a low cost unit developed by the Mowhawk Business 'Machines Corporation.

The new Message Repeater Junior is a highly compact device which delivers a pie-recorded talk from a magnetic tape cartridge through a dye-inch speaker. This machine may be placed behind lobby displays to lend voice im pact to advertising signs, to push popcorn and candy sales, to deliver a mesage to patrons in the parking lot, for crowd control during the break, etc. The magnetic tape which is used as the recording medium, is enclosed within a cartridge the size of a pack of cigarettes, and cartridges are interchangeable.


Coin Changer

The availability of a new, low priced coin changer was recently announced by the Cee Kay Manufacturing Corporation.

The body is made of lightweight aluminum alloy, the keys and coin-ejecting bars of non-rusting silicon bronze, and the springs of phosphorus bronze. The main shaft is of stainless steel. Said to be simple to use and maintenance free, this coin changer is not affected by climate 0r weather.

According to the manufacturer just a fiick of the thumb drops a single coin into the palm of the hand. Two point contact of the ejecting bar speeds accurate delivery of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and halves. Pockets in the top of the changer are designed to store coins in exact units of ten, which. is said to permit speedy pick-up and exact count.

The unit holds $125 in assorted, coins, and is finished in silver gray hammertone, with keys of gold lacquered polished bronze. It is mounted on rubber feet, and comes equipped with a dust proof gray fabric cover.

Sponge Rubber Pad

An item which should be of interest to concession stand operators, cashiers, and ticket-takers is the new vinyl faced
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 397