Reader Devona recently scored a rare Dishmaster “Princess” model — New Old Stock! What’s interesting about Princess is that she is not the main kitchen faucet — she is an ancillary appliance — she goes in that extra hole on the far right of the sink deck intended for a sprayer nozzle.
Remember: The key feature of the Dishmaster was that a receptor/container underneath the decorative housing held liquid soap — push the button on the sprayer wand, and water would then flow up and mix with the soap, and out the brush wand the soapiness would flow. Mrs. would never have to touch a Dobie. If my vintage Kohler sink had the extra hole, I’d be all over this Princess.
Devona — herself from the homeland o’ Dishmasters — has the unit for sale on ebay right now. Click here to see Devona’s listing, which includes more photos (affiliate link). She wrote:
Hi there Pam and Kate!
I found another woddity for you 🙂 Can’t find it anywhere online! Its a Princess model Dishmaster….and it’s YELLOW!! Crazy…I’ve never seen one like this, and we used to sell Dishmasters at my family’s lumber yard back when they were made in Pontiac [Michigan].
I worked at my family’s lumber yard from the mid 70’s until it was sold in 95… and this pre-dates me. We used to go pick up our orders in Pontiac… about 15 miles away. I’m wondering if it came in other colors too….I’d do about anything to get an aqua one!
Was fortunate enough to pick (at the same sale) up a NOS – in the box Imperial 4, and three others in various states of repair. I guess the guy was a Dishmaster fan/hoarder! LOL! Need to get those sorted out and parts purchased. Luckily, my local hardware has all the parts and pieces right in stock!
The M24 Princess was sold in the late 60’s-early 70’s. The face plate was the same on all faucets but the cover was available in sunshine yellow, avocado green, flower orange and satin black. Except for the hose and wand there are no parts available.
The Dishmaster Princess:
Above: The Dishmaster Princess featured in an historical photo on the Dishmaster site. Hi, Roger! Hi, Tammy! Oh, and lookie that vintage boomie laminate! Golly, everything looks kind of… glamorous and sophisticated in black and white, don’t you think?
- Remember, you can still buy Dishmasters today! Alas, no Princesses.
- If you are on this site, you are among Dishmaster archeologists. See all our stories about Dishmaster [and a number of other similar historic faucets] by clicking here.