I recently nabbed a 1962 Hall-Mack bathroom accessories catalog. Seems that there were three principal lines of chrome soap dishes, towel bars, robe hooks and the like: Coronado – likely most popular; Metropolitan – budget line; and Aristocrome — the top-of-the-line suite. Today, I’ll show you the Aristocrome line.
Heading forward, I think I’ll start doing more features like this, that identify exact product names/lines. After 1,200 posts, I have a lot of bases covered. Now it’s time for the blog is moving one level deeper. I have it as a life’s goal to be able to name every vintage toilet on sight. Heaven help me.
For sure, the Aristocrome is defined by its beveled square backplate. The towel ring is called “stirrup” style.
Readers have asked – where can we get the removable lucite tray? I don’t know….honestly, I think I’d start by just going into a big, mainstream hardware store – I think these are around.
The complete line up.
Finally, the Aristocrome line also was available in polished brass.
My best proxy for all this stuff today: The expansive Franklin Brass line.
Here is the complete gallery, click on the image once…you’ll be in a new page…then once more, and it will open quite large: