Here’s a rare bird for our archive of vintage steel kitchen cabinet — a vintage 1948 “Acme” sink base (with American Standard “Hostess” drainboard sink) for sale on ebay. What’s unusual about this design is the stamped, deco-style design on the front sink plate. We only tend to see this kind of ornamentation on early designs of metal sink bases — designs likely originating before World War II, but which continued into the market for some period after. Reminds me of the Dupont Delux, which also has deco styling. Also notable: Wile E. Coyote worked for this company; beware: Does it explode? 🙂
From the ebay listing:
American Standard “Hostess” 1948 vintage porcelain sink with metal Acme kitchen cabinet. Measures 42×25. In excellent working condition! Still in use today! Made in the USA.
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