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September 21, 2010

Vintage Crane Catalog Part 1

By Sara In AZ


I picked up some vintage catalogs at an Estate Sale a while back and among them were some Crane catalogs. I don’t know about y’all, but Crane is one of my very favorites, especially the Criterion collection. I scanned in all the pages of the catalog, but I will break it up into 2 posts.

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Here is the front cover! Eeeee, so lovely!

Can I be you blonde lady, with the awesome bathroom?

Here is the color chart.

Hmmmmm, I think I will go for one bathroom in ‘Shell Pink’ and one bathroom in ‘Sky Blue’!  🙂

Here is a picture of the “T” bath. Oh how I love you Criterion sinks!

Here is a picture of my new ‘Sky Blue’ bath – he he! I wish! I have to say that the square Crane ‘Neuvogue Receptor Bath’ is simply the most dreamy bathtub I have ever laid my eyes on!

I am just soooo in love with all the Crane bathroom pictures, I think I would have a hard time choosing my fixtures if I lived in the 1950s! I would probably have a 3 bedroom house with 37 bathrooms or something!

Here are fixtures for a charming small bathroom.

Here Crane is showing you how to modernize your old bathroom into a kitsch-ed out 50s bathroom! Love it!

Here they show you the different choices for the counter-top sinks. I think I will put my order in now for the ‘Modular Unit’ with the 2 Criterion sinks in ‘Shell Pink’. Y’all don’t think I’m too late, do you? 🙂

Don’t you just love that little ‘Lavanette’? It says it comes on it’s own steel cabinet base – how cool!

That’s all for now y’all! Stay tuned though, on Thursday, the rest of the Crane catalog!

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5 Responses to Vintage Crane Catalog Part 1

  1. Annie B. Reply

    September 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    These are terrific! The angled section containing the faucets is so cool and so practical – water drains back into the sink instead of off the lavatory onto the floor. I have the same light fixtures shown beside the mirror in the “Family T” bath in one of my baths. They’re old Lightolier flourescent fixtures which I just love (except they make you look like a corpse in the mirror!).

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    September 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks Annie! I really thought they were cool pics to see too. That is awesome that you have those same light fixtures – I’m jealous! 🙂

  3. Nancy C. Reply

    September 22, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Thanks! I am so jealous. I so want one of these bathrooms.

  4. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    September 22, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Ooh! and Ahh! all the way around!

  5. Jac Reply

    May 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I bought a 1950’s Crane Criterion sink in grey, with original handles and in great condition, at my local “Restore” (Habitat for Humanity). I was thinking of switching it out with the sink in our formerly “remodeled” master bath. Or, we might put in a toilet and sink in the basement, since we have none there right now. I would love to find the matching grey toilet!

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