*Someone* had a birthday recently and like, the day before, a New Old Stock Mint In Box vintage Dishmaster — the old kind, from the original 1948 design — came up for sale — and the price was right — and it was Buy It Now — so: Even though that *someone* has plenty of new old stock mint in box vintage kitchen faucets of various woddity rarity statuses already in her basement, how could she pass this up?
You can still buy new Dishmasters today
Remember: New Dishmasters — of a different design (see above) but still very cool — are still made today — they are in many reader kitchens, I think!
- You can buy Dishmasters still made today here. And if you do, don’t forget to consider the vintage design faceplates made from the original molds.
My museum collection grows
I don’t think I will ever install my birthday present faucet — I am quite happy with my present Dishmaster. Note also, to those of you considering using old kitchen faucets: Be aware that they, like other old products, may not meet current safety specifications/contain hazards — get with a pro to assess what you have so that you can make informed decisions how to handle — Be Safe Renovate Safe.
In any case: I really do have quite the little museum collection of New Old Stock Mint in Box kitchen, bathroom and home decor products from the post-WWII era stockpiled. Remember that time I donated my NOS Peter Muller-Munk-designed Griswold Symbol pots to the Carnegie Museum of Art? I tend to think that one day soon, I will be organizing and annotating my collection and then reaching out to some museums to see if they’d like to have these beautiful examples of mid-century American industrial design in their permanent collections.