• Short Summary

    A BRITISH FIRM HAS FOUND THE ANSWER TO THE NATION'S INDIFFERENT SUMMERS. NO MORE SHIVERING,?

  • Description

    A BRITISH FIRM HAS FOUND THE ANSWER TO THE NATION'S INDIFFERENT SUMMERS. NO MORE SHIVERING, NO MORE GOOSE PIMPLES, NO MORE PALE COMPLEXIONS. THEIR ANSWER: AN INDOOR SOLARIUM BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST IN THE WORLD. IT'S IN RAMSEY, ON THE ISLE OF MAN, OFF BRITAIN'S NORTH WEST COAST.

    INSIDE THE SOLARIUM YOU CAN LIE ON A SUNLIT TERRACE, A PATCH OF LAWN OR A SANDY "BEACH" - PERPETUAL SUMMER IN A LAND NOT OVERBLESSED WITH SUNSHINE.

    THE DOME OF THE SOLARIUM HAS BEEN PAINTED WITH A SPECIAL BLUE ALUMINUM PAINT TO SIMULATE THE SKY AND KEEP OUT THE ACTUAL LIGHT. TO GET DAYLIGHT THE WALLS OF THE SOLARIUM ARE FITTED WITH CONCEALED LIGHTING, DIRECTED ON TO THE DOME. THIS CREATES THE EFFECT OF A CLOUDLESS BLUE SKY. THE "SUN" IS A BATTERY OF LAMPS IN A SPECIALLY AIR COOLED HOUSING TWO FEET (.6 METRES) IN DIAMETER. WHEN SWITCHED ON IT GIVES THE ILLUSION OF SUNLIGHT AND GIVES OFF SUN-STRENGTH HEAT.

    THERE ARE CONTROLS TO VARY THE AMOUNT OF LIGHT AND THE INTENSITY OF THE "SUN". THE AMOUNT OF ULTRA-VIOLET RADIATION IS CONTROLLED SO THAT NO DANGER LEVELS CAN BE REACHED.

    THE COST: JUST UNDER GBP3,000, WHICH MAKES AN EXPENSIVE SUN TAN, BUT HAS BUSINESS POSSIBILITIES IN A SUN-STARVED NATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1WZIFJED68RD6F1V095UI9KWL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WZIFJED68RD6F1V095UI9KWL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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