1915 The Blue Book of Plumbing N Catalog by Trenton Potteries Company was published by S.H. Burbank & Co., Philadelphia. It is an INCREDIBLE reference for antique and vintage architectural salvage and restoration. It has hundreds of drawings of every type of tub, faucet, pedestal sink, farm and hospital equipment you can imagine. I spent 2 nights pouring through it. I started in the architectural salvage business and this book would have been an incredible reference to own at that time.
In addition to the porcelain sinks and tubs, there are tons of diagrams of fittings and applications. They show items for operating rooms, stables and there is even a porcelain tire tester to check tubes for leaks.
This hardcover book has 448 pages and measures 7" X 4 5/8". The navy blue cover is titled in gold on cover and spine and the end pages. There are no missing, loose or torn pages. The binding is tight. There is foxing seen on the white front and end pages. The book pages are done on a glossier paper stock and they are antique clean with mild even tanning. There is rubbing on the cover and corners with a few stains. Overall for a book of a 107 years old it is in average to above average condition (Good+). If you are using this for reference the things I am mentioning will not matter one iota the book is AWESOME. There is an alphabetical index for easy searching.
Check out our photo collages to see just a few of the many great illustrations in this book.
There is really so much in this book it is hard to describe so I am going to retype the section divisions below to give you an idea of how much there is in here:
BATH SECTION: including Foot and Sitz, Shower, Bath and Metal Fittings
LAVATORY SECTION: including all "Impervio" China and "Ideal" Solid Porcelain Lavatories except those for Hospital Equipment
CLOSET SECTION: including all Closet Combinations, Pressure Tank Combinations, Seat Action, Valve Closets, Tanks and Closets stripped.
DRINKING FOUNTAINS SECTIONS: including all Vitreous Chin, Ideal Vitreous and Sold Porcelain Drinking Fountains and Fittings
SINK AND TUB SECTION: including all Kitchen, Pantry and Slop Sinks excepting those with Hospital Equipment; all Laundry Trays excepting those with Hospital Equipment
URINAL SECTION: including all Solid Porcelain Urinal Stalls and small China Urinals
TOILET AND BATH ACCESSORY SECTION: All miscellaneous articles which cannot be classified, and Bone China Toilet Fixtures
HOSPITAL SECTION: All equipment made especially for clinical use.
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