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The Miracle Mirror Screen is shipped as a roll and is carefully boxed, with the reflecting face of the screen protected by paper, inserted during the rolling.

In the case of Type M-5, the tilted pattern, the top of the screen is plainly marked, but all screens will usually be fitted with ties in the top webbing, thereby not only indicating the top of the screen but providing a preliminary means of hanging the screen from the hooks of the top member of the frame, these ties being removed as the lacing is completed.

Screen sizes are given in over-all dimensions, including the webbing, in which latter the grommets are spaced evenly on a inch centers, with extra grommets at the ends of all seams, which seams are vertical.

The screen will be rolled upon a metal tube to stiffen the package and must not be unrolled except to install it upon the frame.

Accompanying the screen container will be a wooden plate somewhat larger than the diameter of the roll.

In this wooden plate is a rectangular hole thru which a peg, (also included in the package) may be thrust and nailed securely in place.

This peg will be furnished long enough to enter the tube on which the screen is rolled and yet leave a sufficient length below the plate to position the upper webbing of the screen at lacing distance from the upper member of the frame, when the entire roll, plate and peg have been assembled and lifted to a vertical position. The length below the plate may vary somewhat in every installation.

If this peg is rounded at its lower extremity, the entire roll may be rotated freely upon the floor of the stage when upright, and the lower portions of the screen will be protected by the plate from crushing.

Before starting the installation of the screen, it should be determined how close the lower webbing of the screen is to be set to the floor and the lower member of the frame.

A dimension should then be taken from that point to the hooks of the top member of the frame.

This dimension should then be used to fix loops in the ties affixed to the top webbing of the screen; that is by measuring from the lower webbing of the screen roll to a point on the ties where the hanging loop is to be made, using the dimension previously secured.

The operation of installing the screen is started by standing the roll upright adjacent to the frame and as the loops in the ties are hooked to the top member of the frame, the screen is unrolled by rotating it and the previously described plate and peg, and at the same time advancing the roll, plate and peg longitudinally in front of the frame.

Lacing of the top member may then be commenced and if the grommet holes of the screen are all immediately below the hooks of the upper member of the frame, a loop type lacing may be used, but if the relationship of grommets and hooks is irregular, then a diagonal type of lacing should be employed. Usually the relationship will be correct as respects the top of the screen and frame.

Once the screen has been unrolled and laced completely and evenly to the top member of the frame, the bottom webbing should be laced to the bottom member of the frame, starting at the middle of the screen and frame and lacing both ways. Before lacing the bottom member, the relationship of the grommets of the bottom webbing and the hooks of the bottom member of the frame should be studied and if the screen falling evenly itself, the grommets and hooks in a vertical line, then the loop type lacing maybe employed, but if the relationship is irregular, a diagonal type lacing should be used.

If upon completion of this operation, the screen lays evenly and without folds in its final position, then the lacing on both screen ends should be completed either by loops or diagonals, in accordance with the relationship of the grommets and hooks at the sides.

If upon completion of the above operation, the screen still lays evenly upon the frame, then the top and bottom lacings may be gradually firmed, using

care not to exert too great tension at the individual grommets or in the overall.

When the top and bottom members have been snugly laced, then the end lacings may be completed, but only to the point of snugness, since a tight lacing at the ends will tend to raise the middle sections of the screen, thereby giving its face a reverse curve vertically.

It is usually desirable to snug all lacings progressively to the extent, if necessary, of going over them several times.

If the screen should not lay evenly, after preliminary lacing upon a TILTED FRAME, the trouble will probably be found in the frame itself, which, in all probability, has not been tilted properly, and the ends of which do not rise naturally.

In that case it will probably be necessary to lace the screen unevenly as respects the frame: that is, the central portions of the screen must be lowered and the outer portions raised, creating a smooth curved relationship between the top and bottom members of the frame and the screen itself.

This relationship between screen and frame members must be adjusted until the screen falls evenly.

The final step in lacing is to install additional ties thru the grommets at each end of all seams, tightening them sufficiently to remove seam wrinkles.

Both in installation and subsequent care, the reflecting face of the Miracle Mirror screen should be carefully protected since its embossed surface and finish is the key to its effectiveness, and any crushing, creasing, marking or tearing may not be repairable to full efficiency.


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