The second reproduction faceplate — made from original 1959 dies — for the Dishmaster M-76 is now available: It’s a second “Sunburst” design in black with gold detailing. Some of the detailing is embossed (raised metal, done with the die press). Snappy. This is the second in the series of reproductions made from the recently uncovered metal die pressing plates, which were lost in storage for decades. Heck yeah there is more →
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.