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Post# 748821   4/9/2014 at 09:09 (2,354 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        

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Would anybody be interested in a young’s town kitchen sink? I will put a pic up later today.




Post# 748825 , Reply# 1   4/9/2014 at 09:34 (2,354 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Would that be a large single basin with drain board?

Post# 748834 , Reply# 2   4/9/2014 at 10:49 (2,354 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        


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Two bison sink with two drain boards.

Post# 748836 , Reply# 3   4/9/2014 at 10:52 (2,354 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        
This one

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Post# 748837 , Reply# 4   4/9/2014 at 10:54 (2,354 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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I figured thats what it would be. Id like to find a drop in that uses a Hudee ring two basin cast enamel.

Post# 748866 , Reply# 5   4/9/2014 at 14:20 (2,354 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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If I understand what you're looking for correctly, it's still made.

Kohler still makes the classic midcentury Delafield sink in cast iron, which can be installed as a tile-in sink, where tile comes up to the sink rim, or with an optional Hudee ring, which Kohler now refers to as a "metal frame." This is exactly the sink I grew up with, in our kitchen which was remodeled after a January, 1959 fire.

A link and pic are below; the sink is not cheap at $459.05 MSRP, plus an additional $78.50 for the Hudee ring. But it's a brand-new sink with installation instructions, a warranty, and porcelain enamel that no one has ever done anything stupid to. That last part ought to be worth something right there!

The Delafield is available in White, Biscuit, Almond and Black.

Hope this helps.


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Post# 748880 , Reply# 6   4/9/2014 at 15:01 (2,354 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
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Thats the one. Thanks for the info. I was aware the sink was still available from Kohler. But in my pessimistic mind with all things being equal today I wonder if the enamel on these new ones is as good as it was "back in the day." And Id like to find yellow or turquoise.

I have both the first white one and second 70s gold one from my parents house. Both are chipped and would need to be reenameled. That would probably end up costing more than a new one. I picked up a really nice turquoise one (no chips) a few years ago but its a single basin.


Post# 748881 , Reply# 7   4/9/2014 at 15:10 (2,354 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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If I'm not mistaken, Kohler has a custom-color program. I think if you're willing to pay for it, they're willing to crank it out for you. Worth an email.

Today's porcelain on cast iron is better than yesterday's. It's now a premium product, not a mass-market one produced to a price point. There are fewer impurities in the cast iron, fewer in the porcelain, and today's application methods put down the layer of glass frit more evenly than before.

My understanding is that the Delafield we had installed in '59 was a $59.95 sink.

P.S.: The "Turquoise" color you're looking for was Kohler's No. 08, Cerulean Blue. Their "Yellow" was No. 18, Sunrise.


Post# 748883 , Reply# 8   4/9/2014 at 15:16 (2,354 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
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Thanks. That I did not know. Too bad you couldnt still get it for $59.95. Allowing for infalation I wonder what $59.95 in 1959 dollars would equate to today? What color is your sink?

Okay just checked. $59.95 in 1959 would be $483.68 in 2014 dollars. 706.8% rate of inflation.


Post# 748890 , Reply# 9   4/9/2014 at 15:42 (2,354 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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Since the sink is $459.05 today, its price is actually down slightly from what it was in '59.

Our Delafield was White, as were all the appliances. My mom didn't believe in fashion colors for appliances, saying, "they won't last."

It took me a long time and several problems matching obsolete colors on appliances to figure out that she knew what she was talking about.


Post# 748914 , Reply# 10   4/9/2014 at 16:47 (2,354 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Only thing I dont care for on the new one is that Kohler emblem between the basins as Im a purist. But I guess you cant have everything.

Post# 748933 , Reply# 11   4/9/2014 at 17:51 (2,354 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Ken:

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I have not seen a new Delafield in person, so to speak, but I wonder if that little Kohler emblem might just be put on with adhesive, and therefore removable?

Post# 748948 , Reply# 12   4/9/2014 at 18:30 (2,354 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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I looked on website and got a surprise. $137.00 higher if you want one of the other available colors other than white. I did a search concerning custom colors but didnt get any results. I didnt send an inquiry.

Post# 748950 , Reply# 13   4/9/2014 at 18:42 (2,354 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        
Pic's

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Post# 748952 , Reply# 15   4/9/2014 at 18:44 (2,354 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        
Needs cleaning

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Post# 748962 , Reply# 23   4/9/2014 at 18:55 (2,354 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        


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This sink is in a house I'm selling to a friend his wife "I think it's ugly" is what she told me so they are going to remold the kitchen. I figured I would try and sell it before they send it to China to be a Kia or two.

Post# 748971 , Reply# 24   4/9/2014 at 19:37 (2,354 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

The Youngstown cabinet and sink pictured above is like the one in the house we lived in until I was 2. The faucet and hardware were of course different as these have been replaced on the one Mopar65 has.

When I worked at a plumbing supply co. that was an Eljer distributor, we would sometimes get requests for custom colors. It could be done as long as the color was in current production on some product line made in that facility, but at least 10 of the items had to be ordered. The Eljer rep said they could develop other colors, but the order had to be in the tens of thousands of dollars, and that was back in the late 80's, so it was rarely if ever done.


Post# 749103 , Reply# 25   4/10/2014 at 10:07 (2,353 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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I really like that but unfortunately NY is a long way from MI. Could we get a look at the rest of the kitchen?

Post# 749105 , Reply# 26   4/10/2014 at 10:11 (2,353 days old) by leland ()        
Hudee ring sink

I have a new old stock hudee ring sink with a double basin I think it still has the stickers on it and it has a faucet from the same period on it it came from a showroom display it is white and I am not going to end up using it so I could sell it

Post# 749106 , Reply# 27   4/10/2014 at 10:16 (2,353 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
Andrew:

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Sent you an email.

Post# 749206 , Reply# 28   4/10/2014 at 19:13 (2,353 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Nice sink.

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Looks to be in really nice shape.

Post# 749254 , Reply# 29   4/11/2014 at 05:36 (2,352 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        


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It's not bad. Just a little TLC and will look like new.

Post# 749282 , Reply# 30   4/11/2014 at 10:21 (2,352 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
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Andrew,

Sent you an email yesterday about the sink you mentioned. Did you get it? Didnt hear back from you.

Ken


Post# 749285 , Reply# 31   4/11/2014 at 10:51 (2,352 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        

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