If you buying the traditional-style Dishmaster (M-76) kitchen faucet — or have one already — and want to add even more vintage bling, here’s news you need to know: The folks at Dishmaster still have a stockpile of vintage New Old Stock cover plates for the housing unit. I have three of these designs in my vintage hoard and I can attest: They are lovely.
I called the owner of the Dishmaster company, and he confirmed that two of the three designs shown in my photo (from 2008) are still available:
- They have about 15 of the “silver sunburst” design cover plates, available for $39 each.
- They have more of the “Solaric” design — about 80 pieces, and they sell for $27 each.
- No more of the black sunbursts are left.
I knew about these cover plates, because I had seen them when I visited the factory in 2008 (wee early days of the blog!). I featured the fabulous old cover plates in this story, but I never called them out separately. So here.
I was reminded by this recent email from reader Pam:
We recently got a Dishmaster and my husband installed it that day. He said that it just didn’t look right. Calling the company again he found out that the front plates from yesteryear are available… They are really expensive because there just aren’t any more.
Could you folks get the Dishmaster people to show off the previous front plates and when they were issued? like the older license plates?
Thanks, Pam, for the reminder. Get ‘yer vintage Dishmaster cover plates soon, because when they’re gone, they’re gone.