Vintage Catalogs: A Delicious Pleasure PART II


While perusing through an online 1893 Wolff Plumbing catalog, I can across this beauty. It looked familiar. But why? Courtesy



Ahhh, I just saw one on eBay! FABULOUS, and perfect for the main bathroom in the Cross House, save one small detail. The price. $2600! Not bad actually, but not something I will be buying soon. Sigh. The sink is from Rewired Antiques in Indianapolis.



The wash basin (or sink in 2016 lingo) is also FABULOUS. And note the shell soap cup.



A Wolff Shell Soap Cup!



The leg brackets make me drool.



Which sure look like Wolff brackets.


And speaking of decorated wash basins...OMG!

And speaking of decorated wash basins…OMG! Courtesy





  1. Sharol on March 23, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Wow…this is really cool!

  2. Mary Garner-Mitchell on March 24, 2016 at 5:23 am

    These catalogues are fascinating! What has happened to all these fixtures? One so rarely happens upon them. Your blog, Ross, continues to delight!

  3. Tony on March 24, 2016 at 8:59 am

    If you like those sink brackets then you’d love these ones I found online. They have a Phoenix design!

  4. Montana Channing on March 25, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Ahh the good old days – well actually those were in the 50’s when these were torn out of houses being demolished and trashed by the thousands. I’m still working on that time machine. I’ll let you know if it works

  5. Miriam Righter on March 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Did you notice the toilet tank in the photo?

    • Ross on March 10, 2017 at 9:35 am

      You mean the cool round one?

      • Miriam Righter on March 10, 2017 at 9:45 am


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