When these rare(ish) vintage bathroom sinks show up in old advertisements or actual bathrooms, I often get questions about them. What are they, exactly, and how are they installed? Some answers…Heck yeah there is more →
Hot news, we have a third source for hudee-rimmed bathroom sinks, discovered by reader Tappan Trailer Tami. Bootz Industries, a company that has been in business since 1937, manufactures both a round and oval porcelain on steel, metal rim bathroom sinks. The sinks are only available in white, and are super affordable — even though the hudee ring must be purchased separately, the sink and rim together come in just under $65, making them a great choice for those doing a retro remodel on a tight budget.
So exciting — the biggest discovery of the year, I am pretty sure, and it’s only February: Thanks to reader Sarah for prompting me to contact Ceco Sinks. This company manufacturers porcelain enamel on cast iron plumbing fixtures — and they offer FIVE designs of metal rimmed porcelain on cast iron kitchen sinks — in both single- and double-bowl styles.
- Ceco also offers two metal-rimmed bathroom sinks that accommodate 8″ faucet spreads — the only source for this configuration that we know of. Also super important info!
This is big news for Retro Renovators who, previously, thought they were limited to Kohler’s single design selection. Above: Seaside single bowl, metal-rim kitchen sink – porcelain enamel on cast iron, from Ceco sinks. Continue reading to see the other four designs! Heck yeah there is more →
Thanks to reader Jason for spotting this rare, wonderful oddity: A vintage double-bowl bathroom sink made from a single stamping (not sure if that’s the right word for cast iron) of cast iron then baked with a porcelain enamel finish. Oh, with hudee rim, too. I say “rare” because in eight years of spotting, I’ve never seen a bathroom fixture like this. Love. It’s for sale right now on ebay, below the jump. Photos used with ebay seller’s permission.