18 rare vintage Hall-Mack bathroom accessories


This week’s vintage Hall-Mack miniseries concludes with 18 special accessories found in my 1962 catalog. Above: The Tow’lescope (I have two MIB)  and the even more rare Extendo-Bar, which I have never seen in real life.


We’ve seen this a few times – the Concealed Scale.


Above: I’ve never seen this one – a Recessed Conceal-A-Roll.

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Update: Now spotted in the wild — photos from our story about this giveaway.


Above: Ah, the Concealed Vanity Shelf. Notice the enclosed electric plug in the last image.


Above: A reader favorite, the Concealed Lavatory Unit.


Above: Concealed Lavatory Unites in place. Notice the Concealed Tissue Holder… the medicine cabinets with sliding glass doors, the ladder towel holder in the background, and that curved piece is a grab bar, I think.

Above: This is very cool, a grab bar with an attached soap tray.


Above: That’s a dolphin on the left, a shell on the right. Both “winsome as a water sprite.”


Above, the three-in-one towel rack is so named because it adjusts to three positions. At the 45-degree angle it “shows off three rows of decorative face towels to excellent advantage when guest are in your home.” I’ve never seen on of these, either.



Above: Internet poltergeists seem to have munched on the catalog photo, but I think this was the Concealed Toilet Paper Holder (single roll.)


“Towel Ladder.”


Shower Recess, and Corner Fixture. Careful, though, my experience is that chrome-plated stuff ultimately degrades within a tub or shower enclosure.


And of course, everyone’s favorite, the Hall-Mack Relaxation Unit.


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  1. Carole says

    Just now seeing this post…..I remember the Concealed Vanity Shelf. My in-laws had one in their 1950s ranch (which they still lives in) before they remodeled the bathroom. It’s still ranch like, but they added a full mirrored cabinet in it’s place sometime in the 80s.

    Love the toilet paper holder. That is really cool.

  2. Patti Janssen says

    Do you know where I can purchase a Hall-Mack Borg hidden wall scale #350? It was manufactured in the early 1960’s. I have one but it is falling apart.


  3. Mario Pasin says

    Do you have any of the transparent curved soap dishes that went in to the recessed chrome soap holders ?

  4. Sherrysherrysherry says

    This will be a comment in three parts:
    A confession, an appreciation and a question.

    First, the confession: it was while I was searching the Internet for a replacement for that “old magazine rack” in my 60’s-era bathroom that I realized what I have is one of those fabled Hall Mack relaxation units. So, I’m definitely new at this.

    An appreciation: thanks to this blog and all you lovely commenters I now understand that this relaxation unit is part of what makes my have special instead of just another old piece of hardware. Thanks!

    And now the question(or two): So I should definitely keep this thing, even though it’s not totally going to jive with the other bathroom updates I have in mind (neither the bathroom nor house is particularly mid-century in style anymore, tho most was built in 1941), right?? And if I’m going to do that, then I need to deal with the brown paint that’s all on the edges…so what do I do? Sanding seems like it would scratch the chrome that doesn’t need fixing…are there other options?
    Thanks again!

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