Toilet bolt caps in 5 vintage colors, two shapes — New Old Stock

toilet bolt caps in five colors two shapesIf you need to replace your vintage toilet bolt cap covers in a rare vintage color, here is a selection of five colors in two shapes — all New Old Stock — that might do the trick. Hey, where else on the interwebs do folks get so excited about … toilet cap covers!

toilet bolt caps covers greenI’m not sure of the date for these toilet cap covers.

blue toilet cap coversWhat do you think, readers?

toilet cap covers sand yellowAre these deco colors from the 1930s and 1940s?

pink toilet cap coversOr are they later??

blue toilet cap coversThere are oblong examples… and round examples.

green toilet cap coversGet them from ebay seller koolfinds716, who gave me permission to capture these photographics of vintage ceramic loveliness:

Also know that we have a >> made-new source for pastel color toilet bolt covers here.

  1. Stephanie in MD says:

    So, real question here…
    I just rescued a blue toilet from the Restore and I need bolt covers. I have only ever dealt with plastic my entire life. How do the ceramic ones stay on?
    I saw these on eBay the other day and wondered whether to take the plunge, or do they just fall off every time you clean? Or is there a special piece underneath to hold them in place?

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      Hi Stephanie, I don’t know the answer to this. Possible to look at the deabath ones to try and figure out?

    2. Erik in Minneapolis says:

      To install a porcelain toilet bolt cap, fill the inside with plumber’s putty and then press it onto the bolt.

      You can buy a small tub of plumber’s putty at a hardware store or big box home improvement store for a buck or two.

      Roll/knead a piece of plumber’s putty with your hands to warm and soften it up and push it inside the cap.

      Over a period of years, the plumber’s putty may harden so, if you ever need to remove the caps, you may need to carefully pry them off of the bolts. You can remove the hardened putty from inside the cap by carving it out with a utility knife or X-acto knife.

  2. carolyn says:

    If they’re ceramic, they’re pre-1975. My Kohler toilet is from 1974-ish and the caps are the same plastic as the seat & cover, maybe a little more heavy-duty, butnot as heavy-duty as old phone/Mary Kay plastic.

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