I can't find a double basin high back porcelain sink

jlc102482May 14, 2013

I have been searching for an antique double basin high back (i.e. wall mount faucet) porcelain sink without drainboards for about two years without success. I'm so desperate that I have decided to try and find a new one/reproduction, but I am having trouble finding one of those, too! In your old house parts travels, does anyone remember seeing any either in stores or on websites? Any and all potential sources, new and antique, are welcome. Thanks!

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rwiegand

You might call these folks

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    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 1:10PM
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weedyacres

You're right: they've all got drainboards!

Try this one:

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    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 2:17PM
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columbusguy1

Here is one:

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    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 8:24PM
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vjrnts

Historic Houseparts in Rochester NY has zillions of old and repro kitchen sinks. I don't see the one you want on their web page, but it might be worth a call.

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    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 7:58AM
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jlc102482

Weedy found it! Unfortunately it's $1,200, way over my budget. Sure is pretty, though. I have been periodically checking in with Historic Houseparts for a couple years now, lol. No dice yet, but I am not giving up. Thanks, all!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 10:26AM
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Circus Peanut

What's your general location? This Old Tub & Sink in Boston has a few:

Here is a link that might be useful: This Old Tub and Sink

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 5:57PM
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weedyacres

Hey, make them an offer of what you can afford. You never know, and if you don't ask, you don't get.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 7:19PM
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calliope

I've lived in many old houses, most of which had their original fixtures and I suspect you're having troubles finding an 'antique' double sink because I've never seen a truly old kitchen sink with two bowls. I guess the term old is relative, but if you look at the faucet holes on the sinks above, you'll see they're meant for relatively newer fixtures. Granted, I spent a good deal of my adolescence out of the country, but even in Europe where we had ancient plumbing fixtures in our house..........the sink was porcelain and had no drain, a high back and just one bowl. I honestly never saw a double bowl kitchen sink until I was in college.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 6:59PM
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jlc102482

calliope, that makes a lot of sense! Now I'm thinking that I'll just have to make do with a single basin sink. The only reason I wanted double is because I like to use one side for washing dishes and the other side for stowing the dish drainer to keep it out of my way and out of sight. Not a huge deal. I'd rather compromise and get an appropriate sink, I think.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 10:07AM
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arlosmom

Are you anywhere near Boston? Old House Parts has exactly what you're looking for. Scroll down to #21 in the linked site.

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    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 3:20PM
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calliope

You will find 'laundry sinks', really old ones with two bowls, and also industrial or commercial sinks of your home's vintage with perhaps two bowls. Nobody says you are obliged to use an authentic for age plumbing fixture or appliance, I live in a 200 year old house and don't use my fireplace to cook. ;-) I have two sinks in this house. One a modern ONE BOWL stainless steel one with new, but old-looking faucet assembly and I also have a deep, one bowl utility sink under the window for working up garden produce and a pitcher pump under it hooked up to our spring. It has come in very handy when we have power outages and yes, I installed it.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 4:52PM
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Why_not_me

Do you have to have the wall-mounted faucets?

This seller has a few of these sinks for sale, pulled from an old hospital, iirc, and I bought one to use in our kitchen. It's a great size, vgc, really solid, and not too deep: many of the early sinks were meant for scrubbing clothes, and are uncomfortably deep for modern kitchen use.

Price is a bit better than you've been encountering, too, I suspect.

Here is a link that might be useful: HD porcelain double sink.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 11:03AM
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nabq

Don't know if you're still looking, but you might try eBay and Etsy. Here's one I found in a 1 minute search. I'm sure there are more. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Porcelain-Cast-Iron-Sink-Double-Original-To-1920-Co-op-NY-/331024843469 . And I agree with Weedyacres. Make an offer at whatever you can afford. You'll be surprised at how many sellers on sites like this will accept. Just make sure you ask them to relist or ammend formally, so you get whatever buyer protection the site offers.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 1:18PM
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imaninny

hi i have a old sink, i been doin my research , just curious how much u all think its worth, ive asked others , i just wanna research is all lol here is a picture

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 3:12PM
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