Bathroom accessories by the Hallenscheid & McDonald or HALL - MACK Company of Los Angeles were very popular in the 1940's 1950's and 1960's. Started in the early 1920s, the company was headquartered on Washington Boulevard west of where the Harbor Freeway (110 Freeway) crosses Washington now. The company has been out of business for years now, but many of their unique 1950s designs are still popular. The company was famous for "concealed" accessories that were hidden inside the wall, and accessed by lifting a cover, or pulling a knob or swinging open a door. Most of the holders had a plastic insert piece to hold the soap. Perhaps the most interesting piece was the "Concealed Lavatory Unit" which was a combination toothbrush holder, cup holder and soap holder. The holders were all mounted on the back of a revolving panel that rotated open for use, and back to conceal. Another great item was the Tow'lescope, a towel bar that hid inside the wall until you pulled the knob to expose it. Fascinating idea.
We like these unique HALL- MACK pieces since it was an LA company, and their designs are as functional today as they were in 1950. If you like HALL- MACK too, and are looking for a particular piece, drop a note.
Last Updated : March 6, 2018
Current Hall- Mack Items Available as of March 2018
All these pieces are set into the bathroom wall with the frame set flush against the wall.
Wall mounted, drop down scale, slight age distress to door, and to the frame. Scale in good shape, and accurate. $425
Hidden Lavatory Units- Combo soap, cup & toothbrush holder on swinging door, good old used condition Size 7 3/8" x 8 5/8" x 3 1/2" deep in wall- priced $100-250
Surface mount TP Holder- $45
Set in Wall Cup Holder with plastic insert. NOS in Box. Size 6 1/8" x 6 1/8" x 2" deep in wall.- $55
Set in Wall Soap Holder with plastic insert. NOS in Box - $45
Set in Wall Cup/ToothBrush holder and Soap with plastic insert. NOS in Box- $65
Always seeking to buy this set in the wall magazine rack by Hall Mack. If you have one or more for sale, please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unusual Hall-Mack hide-away in the wall bathroom scale. Not an easy H-M accessory to find. The case is steel, painted silver-grey, with a chrome plated frame edge, and brushed chrome handle. Have one now, that looks just like this one.
Spring loaded door securely holds a normal size vintage 1950 Borg scale. Still works well ! Hall-Mack label still nice and clear. Has some marks of age and wear, small dents in door. This accessory would look great set into your bathroom wall, down near the floor.
Hidden Lavatory Unit, old used but Good condition. Faint scratches on door and trim, faint pitting on trim, worn dulled plastic soap insert.
Tissue box with Long slot. But the TP holders are all SOLD now.
Soap and Grab holder all SOLD
The Tow'lescope is one of the bathroom pieces that made the Hall - Mack company famous. Exceptionally unique and practical for 1955 bathroom. Put one with a "hidden lavatory unit" and flush mount medicine cabinet and you have the ultimate ca1950-1960s bathroom!
H-Ms push-pull telescoping 14" long towel bar that hides in wall when not in use. Note- the advertizing board is NOT for sale. At moment, we have one Tow'lescope available- $200
Hall- Mack Items that have been Sold
Hall Macks fancy Mermaid and Fish (Fish SOLD) towel rings. Hard to find. Chrome. All SOLD
TP holder with hidden room for spare roll. SOLD
Here is a very hard to find Hall - Mack lighted medicine chest with wing mirrors. Fits a wall opening of 24" x 24" by 4" deep. Each wing mirror is 18" x 26", and when the wings are flat against the wall, the mirrors spread 63" wide. Full height flourescent lights separate the mirrors. The cabinet interior is in shiney white near new condition. This is the ultimate H-M 1950 bathroom accessory. SOLD