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Vintage Sink I.D. Needed
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Post# 962229   10/12/2017 at 23:02 by kenmore_elite (Cal)        

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This sink is definitely a dish-washing device, and it's definitely vintage, so I'm hoping the moderators will look on my Thread with kindness even tho the sink is not an automatic dish-washing device.

Can anyone help with a seller's I.D. for this sink? I had it re-porcelained to match my Chambers 90-C stove, which is also light blue.

If you look at the pictures, the backsplash has indentations and mounting holes for what to my eye looks like two decorative panels with a maker's badge between them. If I could get pictures of an original sink I could more easily fabricate the decorative panels. My idea is to fabricate them in solid copper and then get them nickel plated. Or maybe someone has a parts-sink they'd sell the panels and badge. You never know unless you ask.

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Post# 962234 , Reply# 1   10/12/2017 at 23:32 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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An apartment I rented years ago had a very similar sink in a Youngstown cabinet. But a plain back guard and did have the sprayer hole. As far as dish washing, my old Lady Kenmore on normal wash would not fill that sink to the top for the whole cycle. Dont anyone tell me dishwashers use way too much water.

Post# 962268 , Reply# 2   10/13/2017 at 09:07 by kenmore_elite (Cal)        

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Thanks for the help wayupnorth. I'll do an online image search and see what I can find.

Post# 962274 , Reply# 3   10/13/2017 at 09:45 by kenmore_elite (Cal)        

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I used "Vintage Youngstown Kitchen Sink Cabinet", and several other variations, and I saw tons of great looking sinks but none with the same decorative indentations.

Post# 962294 , Reply# 4   10/13/2017 at 12:45 by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Is there anything written or stamped on the bottom of this sink?

Also, I think this thread would do better in the Super forum?

Post# 962327 , Reply# 5   10/13/2017 at 17:08 by kenmore_elite (Cal)        

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Thanks Jkbff. I couldn't see any identifying marks.

Post# 962531 , Reply# 6   10/14/2017 at 15:57 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Looks good!

I'm assuming your sink is enameled steel and not cast iron - is that correct?

Post# 962964 , Reply# 7   10/17/2017 at 01:57 by kenmore_elite (Cal)        

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Yes, it's stamped steel. Jeff at I.P.E. in Independence, Mo. did the sky blue porcelain. He told me why he didn't do cast iron--he said originally, when the cast iron sinks were done at the original manufacturer, they used some sort of filler to smooth out the cast iron surface before they enameled it. And Jeff said he doesn't have access to the filler, so they won't do cast iron.

Here's a before picture of my sink:

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