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18 sizes of metal rims for kitchen and bathroom sinks — hudee ring supplier found!

metal ring for 1950s kitchen and bathroom sinks

I am so excited! We have found a supplier for replacement metal “hudee rings” — those metal rims that go around the edge of vintage kitchen and bathroom sinks. Vance Industries offers these stainless steel sink rims in at least 18 sizes — 17 rectangles, one round, and they say to “contact us for oblong sizes.”  Finding replacement hudee rings has been a longstanding want and need of Retro Renovators.
ad for metal ring around vintage bathroom sink

Back a ways, I posted this advertisement (above) from the original hudee ring company — Hudee Manufacturing — that pointed out that there were some 1,062 hudee ring sizes at one one point in time. 1,062! Now, at least, we have a source for 18 of them.

In fact, the manufacturer of this metal sink rims, Vance Industries, says on its website that it has been in business for nearly 60 years — making it mid century authentic — and moreover, that its “…Vance patented Undermounter [is] the original seamless stainless steel sink frames (mounting rims).” I will have to give Vance a call and get the 411 on all this history and who-was-who-doing-what.

How did I make this hudeerrific discovery? Roundabout through reader Jon. Thank you, Jon!

Where to get these sink rims: 18+ sizes of metal rims for your kitchen or bathroom sink from Vance Industries.  Also check the selection on Amazon here (affiliate link). Be sure to see their mounting clip section, too.

  1. Roy says:

    I have a crumbling rear edge granite top with under mount sink. the rest of the 18 foot top are fine and need to cover the back edge as the rodding support is crumbling the granite behind the kitchen sink. the opening is 31 3/4″‘ by 21 1/2’ front to back. Can you help?

  2. Therese says:

    Hi Pam. Do you have any idea if this so-called self rimming sink could support a stainless steel rim (KOHLER K-6585-0 Iron/Tones Self-Rimming Undercounter Kitchen Sink, White). I have been looking for a size that would fit our small kitchen with faucets in the wall and this was the only cast iron one I have found that fit the size.

    I am kind of guessing no but I will also try contacting Vance since it would probably be a custom size?

    Thanks for any input!
    Therese

  3. Steve Van Der Kruys says:

    looking on how to install the hudee ring. picked up an old porcelin kitchen sink, with clips. just no instructions how to install. unable to find anything on sites visited. hope you are able to help. Thanks

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      Don’t have this expertise… one idea: check current instructions from companies like Kohler or, contact Vance / see their website.

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