Plumbing & Bathroom Fixture Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

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American Standard
Full color 9" x 12" ad that shows their exclusive Neo-Angle Bath as one of the items they offer in their line of Heating and Plumbing products. An attractive lady in a sheer gown is pouring bubble bath crystals into her blue bathtub that is already filled with water. The text talks about the quality and choice of colors and urges you to get their "Free-New 1951 Home Book" which will present you with ideas, illustrations and facts.
February 1951
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$8.00
View Plumbing 10

American-Standard
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that answers the question "How much should you pay for a good toilet?". The ad has pictures and information on three different kinds which all happen to be their brand. The first model shown, the lowest priced one, is a Cadet which is listed at $53.90. The second one, just a little bit better but only because it is the oval bowl rather that the popular round one, is the Elongated Cadet which was listed at $65.35. Ah the best one. The best one is the Glenwall which they call the "first economy-priced off the floor toilet" and could be yours for only $88.30. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 5, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Anaconda
Black and white 7 1/2" x 11" ad for their Brass Water Pipes. The ad has a large picture of a disappointed lady sitting on the edge of her tub watching dirty water trickle in. The caption of this picture says "Rust in the water pipe! - You can't get water except in a trickle...To assure a full flow, use Anaconda Brass Pipe...It cannot rust". The second picture shows a plumber who has torn a section of wall out to work on the existing pipes. This caption says "A close-up picture of what actually happens when rustable pipe is used in the plumbing system. Notice the rist on the outside. Inside the pipe is so badly clogged with rust that replacement is necessary. Anaconda Brass Pipe eliminates this expense because it cannot rust". The third picture shows a happy lady folding clothes with a caption that explains "Your laundress knows how damaging rust spots are to clothes. Rusted water pipes make it almost impossible to avoid rust spots. Many housewives protect their laundry, and their children's drinking water by insisting that Anaconda Brass Pipes be installed in their homes".
March 1930
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$9.00
View Plumbing 1

Briggs Manufacturing
Full color 8 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Beautyware Bathroom Fixtures with the ad showing the ones in the Sky Blue color. Pictured in the ad are a Toilet, a Sink and a Tub in this color while the text mentions that it was available in Sandstone, Ivory and Sea Green too. The headline describing these products calls them "So out of this world...So down to earth!" and claims that, in a glance, you are able to see the distinction built into these products. It also says that "the luxurious surface keeps its sparkling newness year after year" and assures you that the "colors simply will not fade". We are assured that "there is no second grade" and that a heavy premium cost is not needed to buy products of this quality.
June 1952
House Beautiful
1
$8.00
View Plumbing 12

Chase Brass & Copper
Black and white 5" x 11" ad for the cleaner water you will get with Copper Pipes. The ad has two pictures that tell a story. The first picture has the maid holding up the laundry she has just done and the lady of the house is pulling away with disgust. The caption of this picture says "Blue Monday indeed...when water from rust-clogged pipes streaks and stains your best lingerie". The next picture has the maid smiling as she holds up the bright laundry and the lady of the house beams with joy herself. The caption of this picture says "No More Trouble...now that tubes of shining copper replace those worn-out rust clogged pipes". The ad text explains how with the flexible Chase Copper Water Tube plumbers can snake the copper pipe through the walls without having to rip into them.
March 1930
Better Homes & Gardens
0
$8.50
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Crane
Black and white 9 1/4" x 12 1/2" ad for the fact that they were makers of Sanitation Fixtures for Homes of comfort and distinction. The main picture shows a bathroom with a white pedestal sink under a mirror and wall mounted shelf. There are smaller pictures of this item in use and the text brags of having "Crane Exhibit Rooms, Branches or Offices in more than One Hundred Cities throughout the Country".
August 1, 1922
Vogue
1
$9.00
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Crane
Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for some of the variety of fittings that Crane offers. It has a picture of a Compressor Station with a whole field of pipes and valves and smaller pictures of a lady primping herself in front of her bathroom mirror and another picture of a lady ironing clothes in the room where her gas furnace safely sits.
April 5, 1948
Time magazine
0
$8.00
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Crane
Full color 9 1/4" x 12 1/4" ad that asks the question "Want a modern bathroom?" and proceeds to show you what Crane can supply to make that dream come true. The picture shows a bathroom that has had the Crane Oxford Group installed so that you can imagine your new bathroom.. The items in this group include a sparkling lavatory, a tub and a vitreous china closet. The ad claims they have items "For every taste...every budget" and shows The Diana Lavatory, The Neuday Lavatory and The Yorkshire Lavatory as it discusses the complete line that it offers.
September 1949
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$8.00
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Crane
Full color 9" x 12" ad for their Variety of Fixtures. Calling themselves the company that supplies "the preferred plumbing" the ad shows a picture of a deep red bathroom sink that has their Dial-ese Controls which "operate at a finger's touch". Also identified in the picture is a Drexel Laatory and the room's baseboard radiation which is visible and effective with the use of a sink that is wall-mounted with two chrome legs in the front.
February 1951
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$8.00
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Eljer
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their smartly crafted plumbing fixtures. In the middle of pictures of a pink bathtub, a pink bathroom sink and a pink toilet is a genie wearing orange baggy pants, a pink scarf tied around her head, slippers that turn up at the toes and little else. The ad claims "Eljer - the only name she needs to know in plumbing fixtures".
June 1956
Good Housekeeping
1
$7.50
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Fairbanks-Morse
Black and white 2 3/4" x 11 1/4" ad for their Home Water Systems. The ad has a picture of a cold and wet housewife carrying two buckets of water toward the house from the outdoor pump behind her as the rain soaks everything. The ad headline assures you that "For only $75 you can stop this drudgery!". The ad text explains that for this cost of $75 ($20 down) you could receive a 210 gal per hour size with a 60 cycle AC motor or a direct current. The larger 420 gal per hour unit was available for $107.50.
March 1930
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$8.00
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Standard
Black and white 7" x 11" ad for the comfortable height of their Plumbing Fixtures. There is a picture of a mother wiping her hands at the sink and turning to talk to her young daughter who has stacked her building blocks up to the level of the Standard sink. The blocks letters spell out the message "Yard Stick High 36 in" and the text explains that this height will "provide comfort and prevent back-strain" and then asks "How high is yours?". Shown in the ad are three different styles; the P-6814 QS, the P-6710 QS and the P-6707 QS.
April 1922
Successful Farming
1
$9.00
View Plumbing 7