Welcome to VINTAGE PLUMBING BATHROOM ANTIQUES of Los Angeles.
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THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR WEBSITE. IF YOU LOVE VICTORIAN ERA CLAWFOOT BATHTUBS, NEEDLE BATH RIBCAGE SHOWERS, SITZ BATH TUBS, FOOT BATH TUBS, PEDESTAL SINKS, ORNAMENTAL EMBOSSED TOILET BOWLS, FARMHOUSE KITCHEN SINKS, 3 X 6 SUBWAY TILE, ANTIQUE SHOWER DOORS, UNUSUAL NICKEL PLATED BRASS BATHROOM ACCESSORIES, HALL- MACK, VICTORIAN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN DESIGNS AND ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE YOU HAVE FOUND ANTIQUE BATHROOM (AND KITCHEN) HEAVEN!
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Some Things for Sale not yet Photographed November 22, 2010
Claw Foot Shower Pan- 42" Square x 8" deep, near mint condition - $3500
Claw Foot Shower Pan - 36" Square x 6" deep, good used - $3200
Standard Rib Cage Shower, on 36" claw foot pan, Old stripped to brass condition, complete with Mixer chamber and Thermometer - $20,000
SHOWCASE OF RARITIES ! ! Just try to find these beauties somewhere else!!
Great Victorian pull chain toilet set...
with beautiful HMS "GEM" embossed toilet bowl.
Very rare John Douglas "Victor" pedestal sink. Superb!
All complete original mixer hardware.
Complete toilet set.
Rundle Spence Mfg Co Chicago IL ca1902.
Dirty Towel Basket, nickel plated brass, marked Art Brass Co.
Dirty Towel Basket, brass finish.
One of a kind find ! You will never see another one !
What is it ? Click on the photo to go to the Mott page.
Neat and Rare Brasscrafters Shelf, Cups, Soap Combo holder, in Brass.
Rare and Neat Brasscrafters Shelf, Cups and Soap Combo in rare style, nickel plated. Original.
Offering up my finest bathtub to someone who simply has to have the best. Will be sold with accompanying toilet, and a great Mott Marble sink.
Wolff tub, SOLD
Victorian Bathroom Designs
Click on the pictures above to go to our Victorian Bathroom and Kitchen Designs page. Here you will be able to view images taken from late 1800 and early 1900 plumbing trade catalogs that will give you some ideas about how the Victorians set up their bathrooms and kitchens.
You are about to explore an Architectural Antique shop that is unlike any other architectural salvage store you have ever heard of. VINTAGE PLUMBING is antique Bath and Kitchen fixtures and only that. We leave the doors, lighting, windows, builder's hardware and reproductions to all the regular salvage shops and used building materials stores.
We have been selling only ORIGINAL American Bath Fixtures since 1973. At Vintage Plumbing, you will find fixtures by all the GREAT old Manufacturing Companies like The J.L. Mott Iron Works, Standard Sanitary Mfg. Co., L. Wolff Mfg. Co., The John Douglas Co., Crane Mfg. Co, The Peck Brothers, The Brasscrafters, Art Brass Co., and Silver Mfg. Co., etc. Our specialty is the unusual and hard-to-find. If you are particular about spending your money on QUALITY, Original ANTIQUE Fixtures, you want what we have!
Although we sell some things here locally, most of the material we sell is well packed and shipped to buyers outside of California. Almost everything you see here was bought from sellers and pickers in the east and midwest. Most of it is sold and packed and sent back there. We are careful to describe our things in detail and provide clear photographs to make your purchase problem free. We want to avoid misunderstandings and disappointment. Once your purchase is made, we will arrange super careful professional crated or blanket wrapped, insured shipping and delivery of the item to your door.
We have a list of references we are happy to provide who will attest to our integrity and service quality. For example, In during May and June 2010, we fully restored the complete standing hardware assembly for a huge Standard Albion tub for Larry and Donna T. in rural Tennessee. They had gotten the tub by pure luck, but could not use it because the hardware had been buggered and butchered by previous owners. About to give up on ever using their beautiful Victorian tub, they contacted Vintage Plumbing in desparation. We were able to completely repair and restore the hardware, making new stems, and other missing parts, providing proper replacement handles, repairing splits and cracks in old tubing parts, and all for very reasonable cost. The hardware was all polished and re-nickel plated. Larry T. helped his local plumber install the hardware and the tub, and it functioned beautifully without any leaks at all. Donna T. cried tears of joy in being able to actually use her 100 year old swimming pool sized bathtub. Also, in 2009, Kimbery V. of Mississippi took delivery of our two green farmhouse sinks for her grandmothers old house. She wrote, "Don, the sinks arrived in perfect shape, and I love them. The shippers were super careful and professional. I could not be happier, Thank you!". Also, in December, 2008, Steven and Katherine C. of New York needed new trim pieces machined for the irreplaceable valves on their J.L. Mott Iron Works sink. We made the parts for them and had them nickel plated. Steven wrote: "We received the valves and new escutcheons. I just wanted to let you know something you already know: you've got a darned good machinist and a darned good plater. The new escutcheons are beautiful!" Also, John K. of San Francisco took delivery of a nice Crane farmhouse sink and original faucet they bought and wrote "Yesterday we received the faucet assembly -- It's a beauty! and the sink the other day and it was undamaged and it's a beauty too. Thank you, thank you, John K." Also, Don and Kathy G. of Redondo Beach had us restore some irreplaceable sink faucets that other "experts" had deemed unrepairable. Upon receipt, Don wrote, " We received and installed the faucets today and they look and operate great. Thanks again for the wonderful job." In April, Mrs. Marilyn C. of Columbus Ohio purchased a beautiful Standard Mfg. Co. pedestal sink and toilet tank. She wrote upon receiving "WOW !! Just wanted to let you know that the toilet tank and pedestal sink have arrived, and I'm overwhelmed! It was certainly the right decision to buy from Vintage Plumbing instead of trying to figure out whether items in a salvage warehouse would work and what additional work they'd need to be usable. Thanks so much for all you've done (and will continue to do) to help us with our old home!" Also, Ms. Diana P. bought a kitchen sink that was delivered to her parents address in Northern California. Diane wrote: "Don- the sink arrived yesterday morning. My mom called me this am. She says that it is just what I wanted and I will be thrilled. No chips, no cracks, no breaks, just beautiful! My mom was very impressed by the two delivery guys. They were very nice and accommodating to her, so, she was happy. And that makes me real happy. This sink will really look great in my little Queen Anne bungalow. I would like to thank you again for all of your assistance. THANK YOU!" A couple years ago, Mr. Al Martin of Maine was looking for two sets of white china cross handles with an odd broach size, and having no luck. He sent us a sample, and we had what he needed including a replacement escutcheon that he had given up trying to find. When he received his box of trim from us he wrote: "the handles arrived yesterday. They are all installed now and fit and look Great!, as well as the escutcheon! Thanks for your knowledge and great service."
Now, please click the various links across the top of this page under our sign to visit the different areas of the virtual warehouse. Be sure to check the "Victorian Kitchen and Bathroom Designs" page at the far right side of the screen. Push the horizontal scroll bar on the bottom of your screen to the right to see the Kitchens and Bathroom Designs link tab at the top of this page.
Again, thank you for visiting VINTAGE PLUMBING. Please "Bookmark" this site or make it a "Favorite Place", then return and visit us often to see what's "new". We update it regularly. **Note- Some items depicted may have been sold and no longer available. Prices shown do NOT include CA sales tax for sales to buyers in California.
*CONTACT INFORMATION* *CONTACT INFORMATION* Do not hesitate to contact us for information or to give us your feedback on this site. The best way to speak to us is by email. We monitor email on a daily basis and will repond fast, always within one day. If we do not, we are out of town or your message was lost in the ether. If you do not hear back from us quickly, please write again. We are happy to try to answer your questions about obsolete plumbing fixtures. If you have been searching for a part and unable to find it, try us, you might get lucky. Michael Frazel had been looking for a replacement bathtub handle for his parents bathroom when he wrote: "Don, you are a ray of sunlight in a dark search! Yours is the first positive response I've received in over a year of searching high and low. It's gratifying just to hear someone say, "Yeah, I know what you're talking about." Click the following e-mail link: CONTACT VINTAGE PLUMBING There is a similar link at the bottom of every page as well as e-mail links scattered among the photographs.
Write to us at our mailing address: Vintage Plumbing 9645 Sylvia Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324. Or call us at 818-772-1721. If you want to pick up something you buy from us, just let us know. We will be happy to meet you at our Chatsworth (northwest corner of the San Fernando Valley) warehouse on a weekend. **Please Note** the warehouse is not a store open to the public. We sell only from our website**
LAST UPDATED --> May 26, 2013
Focus on Bathrooms Illustration of "A Modern Bathroom" - an all-porcelain design from the 1910 Thomas Maddock's Sons Co. catalog.