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Where to find a Cinderella bath tub — from $100 to $3900

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The Cinderella bathtub in Carolyn’s bathroom also shows us the original framework for the dual shower curtains including tie-backs.

be safeIMPORTANT UPDATE:
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.

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Tracy wrote recently to ask where she could find what we call a “Cinderella” bathtub.

Hi –

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?

Thanks much
Tracy

Cinderella bathtubs

Tracy: These are no longer made today. You must find one vintage:

princess tub at re-store
I recently saw this “mini Cinderella” — a receptor tub — at my Re-Store

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  1. Jessica says:

    We have one of these tubs in the blue color. We took the matching sink (wall mounted w/ legs & towel bars) & toilet out (storing those), because they were not functioning well, even after much work & parts replacement. The bottom of the tub actually hangs below the floor of the house (open to the elements). The bathroom floor is vintage, tiny tile, in various shades of blue. There is white subway tile on the wall around the sink & tub. The enamel on the tub is in good shape, but has a buildup of soap on it that I have never been able to get off. I would take a pumice stone to it, but I’m sure I’ll scratch it. I would love to have it redone in white, but it would have to be done right where it’s at. Removing the tub would end up in totally redoing the bathroom floor.

  2. Steve in SC says:

    I recently removed a Cinderella tub from an old house being remodeled. The new owner apparently did not appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of that fine old tub. It’s an American Standard neo-angle in white and great care was taken in its removal to maintain its good condition. I’d love to see it find an appreciative new owner…. Where is a good venue to sell such a treasure?

  3. Mary Ann says:

    Hi

    In the bid stage of a custom home. I am a treasure hunter of anything odd, useful, and everything mid century. I found a pink Cinderella tub online and should I buy it, I would need to drive 10 hours one way to pick it up, They are going to get me full measurements. Here is my dilemma…I am tall, 5’11. I saw a tub like this in person and can’t recall how long the tub is? If it is 4 ft, well that would not fun! I would be 1/2 in and 1/2 out. Does anyone have a correct measurement of the tub? I have looked and can’t find that info.

    Thanks!

  4. pam kueber says:

    I think your best bet is to wait for the exact measurements they are sending you. It’s conceivable there were different sizes from different manufacturers.

  5. L clark says:

    Mobile home suppliers have access to the cinderella tubs with a variety of drain placements, colors sizes. They come with a variety of jets and heaters for the true soakers (extra charge). The .manufacturer and
    salesman will often referred to this product as a garden tub. But sure about your measurements bringing it into the home. Doors can be a very difficult obstacle as well.

  6. Tom says:

    I have a white, square ‘cinderella’ kohler tub in my home, installed in about 1958. I am keeping it, as it is in excellent condition (!). However, anyone contemplating buying one of these tubs needs to know that many/all(?) of them use a decidedly non-standard bathtub drain. The drain is 2″ in diameter with fine threads, in contrast to the smaller coarse-threaded drains on pretty much every other tub. Kohler has parts but just to replace the bathtub drain and the exposed parts of the stopper and overflow costs over $500. I am still searching for alternatives as you might imagine, but bear this in mind if you go down this road.

  7. Luke says:

    Interesting… we just pulled a cinderella tub, sink and toilet all matching in the green out of bathroom in our 1952 brick ranch… currently sitting on the back porch. Guess I should sell them… I didn’t find your forums as mentioned above?

  8. Pam Kueber says:

    Note, I am closing comments on this story because they are getting redundant.

    If you are looking to buy one of these tubs, see the story and the links listed.

    If you are looking to sell, same stories on where to buy – but in reverse! And please note, no buying/selling here in comment threads on the blog, or else it becomes chaos.

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