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Matthew
Vintage sinks with internal faucet
Matthew

I stumbled across this pair of vintage Standard pedestal sinks at a salvage store in Seattle. They were taken from a 1928 Tudor style home in the city.  I was intrigued by the faucet that seems to be internal to the basin. I have a couple of questions for the forum: 1) how does this faucet layout actually work with modern plumbing attachments or does it need to be reworked? 2) can the internal faucet be bypassed and have a new fixture installed in the center hole?  3) does this style have a name?

Thanks,

Chip

Jack
Re: Vintage sinks with internal faucet
Jack

Not being able to see the underside I can't answer all you questions, however the center unit operates the sink stopper and is not part of the faucet. I will guess that being that age the faucets are washer and seat units and can be reworked.

 

Jack

Matthew
Re: Vintage sinks with internal faucet
Matthew

I have these three additional images of the hardware underneath. 

Jack
Re: Vintage sinks with internal faucet
Jack

Each faucet is a washer and set type unit and feed into the mixing valve in the center with the stopper rod going down through the mixing valve. Best thing to do is replace the washers and seats if the faucet leakes. It may also require repacking the nut around the stopper rod.

 

Jack

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