Mobile show pavilion
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• A novel form of mobile exhibition pavilion has been produced by Ron Stoneham Ltd, Upper Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent. Called the Pavomatic, the unit appears, in transit, very much like a freightliner container; it is 30ft long, 8ft wide and is built on a Pengeo demountable body frame and carried on an apparently normal, but elongated, Bedford TKD chassis.
On site, however, a transformation takes place as the built-in hydraulic system lifts the complete unit away from the chassis so that its individual legs can be lowered to form the main standing supports for the pavilion. Once the legs are down the vehicle can be removed as it is then no longer needed. By a system of complete side extension and hinged flaps the size of the Pavomatic can be more than doubled to provide a floor area 30ft by 20ft. This area may include a fully equipped kitchen, with storage space for catering and cleaning materials; an office; and a carpeted lounge with one side fitted with sliding glass windows leading on to a elft high balcony.
Capable of being set up in under one working day by only two men, the Pavomatic pavilion is estimated to afford a degree of cost saving that could, given attendance at an average number of shows, rallies, etc, amortize its initial cost in one season.