Vintage Fireclay Sink with Legs, J. L. Mott Ironworks



Fireclay console sink with a 7" wraparound backsplash on 2 porcelain enameled cast iron legs manufactured by J. L. Mott Ironworks. This sink has a 13"(L) x 17 1/2"(W) x 6"(H) basin with a small overflow hole along the rear wall. A pair of classic chrome hot and cold faucets with porcelain cross handles are mounted along the back of the basin 11" apart. A rectangular opening in which a waste drain pull would have been mounted is present between the faucets. Unfortunately, this drain pull is not included as it was missing at the time of salvage. The sink has heavy crazing throughout the surface with minor nicks, scuffs, scratches, and discoloration in the glaze as expected from use in a commercial setting over a long period. The porcelain enameled cast iron legs are tapered and measure roughly 25" tall when in place and have small nicks and chips present, showing surface rust formation where the enamel is missing (mostly along the top and bottom of the legs). This sink is in good overall condition for its age. Included with purchase are a pair of metal brackets used to mount the rear of the sink on a wall. Of the 2 sinks we currently have in stock, one has a small half-dollar sized area to the right of the right faucet where the glaze is missing, while the other has a small chip behind the left faucet. This sink was salvaged from the Liberty Trust building in the heart of Downtown Roanoke, Virginia, as it is being converted to a boutique hotel. Also known as First National Bank, or the People's Federal Building, this building opened in 1910. At the time, it was the most technologically advanced building of the area, boasting state-of-the-art plumbing, heating, and an electric elevator. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. This building and items from it are featured on Season 11, Episode 10, of the DIY Network show, Salvage Dawgs. Weight: 158 lbs. Overall (In Place) Measurements: 22(L) x 25(W) x 38(H) Dimensions for each component available upon request.

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