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« on: April 23, 2012, 09:24:56 pm »

  I was visiting Helen Lake Florida earlier this month for an antique boat show. Stayed at an old Victorian house of a friends. On the back porch was a old sink. It started me thinking. I could use a sink like that down by the pool. So I bought an old Galvanized sink on Craigslist. Drew up the plans and started collecting parts. It is fully operable. Has a 1911 Steam pressure gage. Reads water pressure when RH dome valve is opened. The meter beside it measures gpm when the Faucet is opened . Not a cheap project. Copper is expensive ! Posting photo's isn't possible except by a hyperlink ?




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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 09:36:32 pm »

that looks so cool  Smiley

i really kinda want that, any idea of the age of the sink itself?
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 09:49:06 pm »

Maybe 50-60 yrs.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 10:05:07 pm »

Nicely done. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 10:59:06 pm »

I really like that!  Grin   I'd have that in my kitchen!

I've been mulling over the idea of something similar myself. I have the original Victorian Belfast sink and one of the brass taps from my mother's house. It was the sink for the scullery next to the old kitchen (the house was large enough for domestic staff, but not full time live-in staff, except for a a maid and perhaps a cook). I would love to reuse it for a project, but I've not been able to think of a good one (except perhaps a laboratory type sink next to my scientific curios...).

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 11:07:22 pm »

Wow, that's gorgeous. I love it. I especially like the fact that all the parts are functional.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 04:30:08 am »

Looks super!
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 05:52:24 pm »

It works !!

Steampunk sink. It works !
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 08:18:13 pm »

Very nice. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 08:45:31 pm »

And are you going to keep it looking all shiny brassy?
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 09:34:16 pm »

Dear sir, that's just about the neatest sink I have seen to this date. I am not ashamed to say I started giggling (a manly giggle, mind you) when we got to see the flow valve in action.  Smiley

Nice work, sir.
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 09:53:17 pm »

Excellent sink!
I love that everything is functional.

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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 12:26:47 am »

Looks like a kind of electro plating bath
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 12:48:39 am »

One word: awesome!
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 01:00:17 am »

I saw the title and thought it seemed like a silly idea. But you've made a believer of me sir!
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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2012, 01:16:12 pm »

 Well after two months, it's starting to develop a patina.
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