Kubrick's 'Rocket zum Klo'
ZERO GRAVITY TOILET
PASSENGERS ARE ADVISED TO READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
- The toilet is of the standard zero-gravity type. Depending on
requirements, System A and/or System B can be used, details of which
are clearly marked in the toilet compartment. When operating System A,
depress lever and a plastic dalkron eliminator will be dispensed
through the slot immediately underneath. When you have fastened the
adhesive lip, attach connection marked by the large "X" outlet hose.
Twist the silver coloured ring one inch below the connection point
until you feel it lock.
- The toilet is now ready for use. The Sonovac cleanser is activated by
the small switch on the lip. When securing, twist the ring back to its
initial-condition, so that the two orange line meet. Disconnect. Place
the dalkron eliminator in the vacuum receptacle to the rear. Activate
by pressing the blue button.
- The controls for System B are located on the opposite wall. The red
release switch places the uroliminator into position; it can be
adjusted manually up or down by pressing the blue manual release
button. The opening is self adjusting. To secure after use, press the
green button which simultaneously activates the evaporator and returns
the uroliminator to its storage position.
- You may leave the lavatory if the green exit light is on over the door.
If the red light is illuminated, one of the lavatory facilities is not
properly secured. Press the "Stewardess" call button on the right of
the door. She will secure all facilities from her control panel
outside. When green exit light goes on you may open the door and leave.
Please close the door behind you.
- To use the Sonoshower, first undress and place all your clothes in the
clothes rack. Put on the velcro slippers located in the cabinet
immediately below. Enter the shower. On the control panel to your upper
right upon entering you will see a "Shower seal" button. Press to
activate. A green light will then be illuminated immediately below. On
the intensity knob select the desired setting. Now depress the Sonovac
activation lever. Bathe normally.
- The Sonovac will automatically go off after three minutes unless you
activate the "Manual off" over-ride switch by flipping it up. When you
are ready to leave, press the blue "Shower seal" release button. The
door will open and you may leave. Please remove the velcro slippers and
place them in their container.
- If the red light above this panel is on, the toilet is in use. When the
green light is illuminated you may enter. However, you must carefully
follow all instructions when using the facilities during coasting (Zero
G) flight. Inside there are three facilities: (1) the Sonowasher, (2)
the Sonoshower, (3) the toilet. All three are designed to be used under
weightless conditions. Please observe the sequence of operations for
each individual facility.
- Two modes for Sonowashing your face and hands are available, the
"moist-towel" mode and the "Sonovac" ultrasonic cleaner mode. You may
select either mode by moving the appropriate lever to the "Activate"
- If you choose the "moist-towel" mode, depress the indicated yellow
button and withdraw item. When you have finished, discard the towel in
the vacuum dispenser, holding the indicated lever in the "active"
position until the green light goes on...showing that the rollers have
passed the towel completely into the dispenser. If you desire an
additional towel, press the yellow button and repeat the cycle.
- If you prefer the "Sonovac" ultrasonic cleaning mode, press the
indicated blue button. When the twin panels open, pull forward by rings
A & B. For cleaning the hands, use in this position. Set the timer to
positions 10, 20, 30 or 40...indicative of the number of seconds
required. The knob to the left, just below the blue light, has three
settings, low, medium or high. For normal use, the medium setting is
- After these settings have been made, you can activate the device by
switching to the "ON" position the clearly marked red switch. If during
the washing operation, you wish to change the settings, place the
"manual off" over-ride switch in the "OFF" position. you may now make
the change and repeat the cycle.