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Weitz, C. E., Electric Signs, Control of Lamps and Lighting, #611B, Scranton, PA, International Textbook Co, 1944, 12mo (7.75" x 5"), HB, midnight blue debossed leatherette, gilt spine titles, marbled endpapers, blue edged glossy stock, NF / none. Light surface wear to the spine head, foot and corner tips.

[176 pp.] # 611B of the ICS Library. Two textbooks bound into one volume: Electric Signs (1939) and Control of Lamps and Lighting (1944). Profusely illustrated with 100+ figures: photographic plates, line cuts and diagrams. Detailed and technical home study course of electrical signage, including neon glow lamp use, theatre lighting apparatus, traveling-letter sign wiring, how to obtain flashing effects, electric-eye controls, time switch works, lighted house number details, bubble luminous display, silhouette stick-out double faces, fascia design, animating symbols, lighting action for advertising, lamp-and-tube large spectacular sign illuminating - several shown on Art Deco style commercial exteriors and architecture. Sections and chapters heads include:

Advertising by Electric Signs
Growth of Electric Sign Industry
Effectiveness and Objectives of Electric Signs Requirements of Electric Signs
Tube Signs and Lamp Signs
Materials and Equipment for Luminous Tube Signs Procedure in Making Luminous Tube Signs: Exposed Lamp and Combination Signs
Enclosed Lamp and Silhouette Signs
Specialties in Sings and Light Units

Desirable Control Qualities
Simplicity and Ease of Control
Planning for Convenient and Economical Control
Apparatus and Methods Used in Control
Types of Switches
Photoelectric Tube or Cell and its Uses
Photocell Control of Classroom Lighting
Flashers and Flashing Circuits
General Wiring Diagram of Traffic Control System
Dimmers and Dimming Control
Theatrical Type Switchboards
Automatic Control

Chapters contain numerous more detailed sub-chapters.    [Book ID # 217]


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