If you are the owner of an older porcelain enamel bathtub or sinks — or are considering buying one — please see my May 2, 2016 story Understanding potential lead hazards in old porcelain enamel bathtubs and sinks and ceramic tile of any age; this article focuses on raising awareness around three other potential sources of lead dust exposure in your home – old porcelain enamel bathtubs and sinks and ceramic tile of any era — and steps you can take to assess and, if required, address them.
Tracy wrote recently to ask where she could find what we call a “Cinderella” bathtub.
I currently live in a 1940s cottage style home, and love it. It has an odd tub in it, which through your web site I see it is a Cinderella tub. It’s white and I love it. My fiance and I will be moving into his home, a 1950s rancher. When we renovate the bathroom, we’d love to put a Cinderella tub. Do you have any idea where I could find one?….even if it needs reporcelained?
Tracy: These are no longer made today. You must find one vintage. Your best bet is craigslist. Big items like this are most likely to sell locally.
- AND: For complete answer to your question, read this original story on where to find vintage bathtubs and sinks and toilets.
- See this story for more photos and info on Cinderella bathtubs.
- See this story for all our stories mentioning Cindy’s.
- And check out their smaller siblings, vintage receptor tubs.
Coincidentally, one of these tubs just showed up on craigslist in Maine, along with a wall-mounted sink of the same model year and color. They mention the dimensions of the tub, a 1948 American Standard: 50″w on each side x 60-1/2″ diagonal from back to front face x 16-1/4″h. The two pieces are for sale for $100 total on craigslist in Maine. [link long gone]
Meanwhile, you can also still find a Cinderella style tub made new. It’s called the Kohler Mayflower bathtub. Its dimensions are 48″L x 44″W x 14″H, but get this, the price starts at $3,900