Woddity alert! I spotted this 1962-design Lawndale-Cole Dial-Flow Kitchen faucet listed for sale by seller daddybigfiyah305 yesterday. Check out the faucet — it pulls out to become a sprayer — a design super popular on kitchen faucets today. Its overall design is just lovely as well! UPDATE: Sold by 10 a.m. the day we published this story — that ole Retro Renovation Bump!
Precautionary Pam reminds: Old plumbing products can contain vintage nastiness such as lead and/or may not be up to current codes. Before installing something like this, get with your own properly licensed professional to determine what you have so that you can make informed decisions.
I date this to circa-1962 — I spotted an ad for this particular faucet from a newspaper dated 1962 via Newspapers.com.
From the ebay listing:
New old stock vintage Lawndale Cole kitchen sink faucet in excellent condition in original box seems to be complete with hardware and gasket.
Doggonit, it this vintage kitchen faucet were somewhat less spending, I would probably have snapped it up for my “Museum” before posting it here. I already am proud owner of an Electro-Sink Center with lots of attachments, an early-model Dishmaster, and a groovy 1978 Sears faucet with handles similar to those on this Lawndale-Cole faucet. None of my old kitchen faucets are installed, mind you — they just taking up space … errhem, “growing more valuable by the day” hahah — in my basement.
Mega thanks to ebay seller daddybigfiyah305 for allowing us to feature these photos.
- [listing now gone]
- And… as usual, check out our entire archive of wonderful oddities from midcentury America.