Amazing exciting news: Authentic Dishmaster Imperial M-59 faceplates for today’s Dishmaster M-76 kitchen faucet are available, made again — new. They come from THE SAME tooling used back in the day — all the way to 1959! Here’s the story: Heck yeah there is more →
So our circa-2005 kitchen faucet pooped out after 10+ years of heavy use. It wouldn’t swivel easily anymore. I am sure we could have ordered parts to fix the swivel, but instead, I decided to install the new Dishmaster M-76 Imperial Four that I’ve had stored for about eight years. Yes: Dishmaster faucets are still made today! But then, I had two more ideas to hack the faucet further back into time — and they worked just fine!Heck yeah there is more →
Reader Devona recently scored a rare Dishmaster “Princess” model — New Old Stock! What’s interesting about Princess is that she is not the main kitchen faucet — she is an ancillary appliance — she goes in that extra hole on the far right of the sink deck intended for a sprayer nozzle. Heck yeah there is more →
In 2012, I anointed Cullen Meyer the “Crown Prince of Kitsch,” in amazement at his Brooklyn time capsule apartment, which he has decorated with all manner of vintage wonders. Recently, I saw that he had added a new toy to his playhouse — a circa-1948 Dishmaster faucet — the original hunka hunka. It’s sitting quite pretty — don’t you think? — on his Youngstown Diana sink base. Heck yeah there is more →
If you buying the traditional-style Dishmaster (M-76) kitchen faucet — or have one already — and want to add even more vintage bling, here’s news you need to know: The folks at Dishmaster still have a stockpile of vintage New Old Stock cover plates for the housing unit. I have three of these designs in my vintage hoard and I can attest: They are lovely.
The “Hot in Cleveland” tsunami is good for all things mid-century modest, I tend to believe. Hey: Check out the Dishmaster faucet in the kitchen… and the Armstrong vinyl tile floor arranged in vintage style. I tend to believe the set designers found these: here at Retro Renovation! 🙂