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    I saw these sitting in a building I'm working on... Owner will let me have all I want

    I was thinking of doing an old school bathroom with these types of fixtures the lines are classic....All of the fixtures appear to be "Standard" Modesto...



    Aside from the dust they are flawless


    Is it a small urinal sitting in the bowl???





    Okie

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    are those maggots next to the bowl in the last pic..?

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      Could be... I did not notice while I was there so if they were they are long dead ( nothing was wiggling)... I wanna say carpet fibers but again not sure...

      This is an old 4 story office building that now only has offices in the ground floor... So the story goes the second floor was used as a brothel...

      Okie

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        Okie

        The one inside the WC bowl looks kind of like a vintage wall mounted waste receptacle used in factories for hurling in. I don't know for sure but the curve in the center looks just like them. I pulled 2 of them out for a remodel of the old Allis Chalmers mfg. building and the old supervisor told me they used them for puking in when the paint chemicals got to strong???? I don't know if thats what you have but it sure makes me think.


        Mount it in the garage, works great for parties Mike

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          Originally posted by plumbworker View Post
          are those maggots next to the bowl in the last pic..?
          I'm guessing shag carpet remnants.

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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            Mark any idea what the small fixture is???

            Mike's guess would be a great talking piece if true...

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              Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
              Mark any idea what the small fixture is???

              Mike's guess would be a great talking piece if true...
              Not really, if you get a chance to go back get some more pictures for us. It looks like there may be a spot in the front for a water supply. If that's true I would guess drinking fountain you could puke into?

              Mark
              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                drinking fountain

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                  Yea you guys are right. I see the hole for the water supply. Good call, puking sinks had a foot operated water supply. That would of been cool because they are so rare. Mike

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                    check this out This is from a plumbing supply book 1924
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                    Last edited by stokefire7; 01-30-2009, 11:59 PM.

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                    • #11
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                      There are some urinals like in the first pic that are still in service in the basement of the Federal Building in Oak Ridge. I think they are goofy looking myself.

                      G3

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                        I would love to have one of those urinals. I love old plumbing. Here's some pictures I took of the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee a couple of years ago. While there I bought a replica copy of the J.L Mott plumbing catalog originally published in 1888.
                        Quick question:
                        What year did American Radiator and Standard Sanitation merge?

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                          Here's some more pictures:
                          The green one's are from the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN.
                          The body shower is from Belle Meade Plantation also in Nashville.
                          The tub valve is from a Hay House Mansion in Macon Georgia.

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                            Plumbus, If you like old plumbing I have a harvest gold toilet you can have for free just because you are a collector.

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                              Thanks for the pictures of old plumbing. Do people give you strange looks when you take pictures in a bathroom?

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