Adding to my online collection of vintage kitchen faucets that mimicked the famous and still-made-today Dishmaster, here’s what I presume is a very rare dishwashing-wand faucet that appears to have been launched in 1961 by National Rubber Machinery Co., of Medina, Ohio.
This ’61 model looks very sleek and modern and was made of stainless steel — a very interesting design. I would LOVE to see one in the wild, for sure! Another wonderful oddity aka woddity!
I now count four manufacturers — Dishmaster, Magic Queen, National, and Electro-Sink (see links to stories, below) — that made this type of kitchen-faucet-dishwasher. You can still get Dishmasters today — including with cool vintage design faceplates.
How these dishwashing-wand faucets work:
- Dishwashing liquid is poured into a capped reservoir behind the spout.
- The spray wand can be used as a simply sprayer. But also, once it’s turned on and running…
- … Push the diverter button on the wand, and the wand then pulls in a mix of dishwashing liquid and water — so that you can wash your dishes with the brush on the wand.
- There are or were several types of brushes available.
Video that show how the Dishmaster and other dishwashing-wand kitchen faucets work:
More stories about rare vintage kitchen faucets in this mode:
- All my stories about Dishmasters
- The vintage Magic Queen kitchen faucets looked very much like the original 1948 Dishmasters
- The 1958 Gerrity Princess was ready for take off!
- Dish Quik — turns any sink into a (small) Dishwashing sink (I’m not counting this is my list of ‘complete’ dishwashing faucets, though)
- And — the monarch of them all: The Electro-Sink Center