Posting ID : B1009357752
Date Posted : 2012-08-11
Group : Household Items By Owner
Antique solid porcelain sink / J.L. Mott Ironworks
Turn of the Century "Imperial" antique solid porcelain console sink with pedestal form J.L. Mott Ironworks. There exist a few dings and cracks on the surface, but can easily be restored. In pristine condition, these sinks can fetch up to $3,000. Priced for quick sale!.
Width 30', Length 23 ¾, Height 30.5' This sink is very heavy, requires a dolly or hand truck.
History of the J.L. Mott Iron Works
If you are looking for high quality, upscale antique bathroom fixtures, the J.L. Mott Iron Works Imperial Porcelain fixtures are what you want. No company in America made finer solid porcelain sinks and bathtubs than the J.L. Mott Mfg Co. The Mott Company sold their bathtubs to the White House in the 1800s and provided the iron for the Capitol Building dome among other buildings in Washington DC.
The J.L. Mott Iron Works first made coal burning cooking stoves, and later clawfoot bath tubs, regular bath tubs, porcelain sinks, a wide variety of cast iron items like manhole covers and stable goods, etc... They were located in Mott Haven, in the Bronx in New York. They also had a large factory in Trenton, NJ. - The old J.L. Iron Works building was located in Mott Haven in the Bronx, NY. Jordan L. Mott of Mott Haven: Once dominated by farmland and rural estates, Mott Haven was established in 1828 when Jordan L. Mott purchased a plot of land at the southern most part of Westchester County. The area Mott selected would eventually be strategically located at the confluence of water (Harlem River) and rail (New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad), making it an ideal location for industrial activity. After the New York & Harlem Railroad linked the southeast Bronx to Manhattan in 1840 and Mott built his canal in 1850, Mott Haven began to flourish as an industrial center. Known for its metal works, saw mills, and stone yards, Mott Haven's industry expanded into the fields of piano factories, lumberyards, furniture manufacturers, and food and ice producers over the course of the nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century, the area had one of the largest concentrations of manufacturing buildings and facilities along the Harlem River. Architecturally, the majority of Mott Haven's industrial buildings were load-bearing masonry structures. Each building, or complex of buildings, was monolithic, grand in scale, and able to handle hundreds of workers along with heavy machinery. Later manufacturing facilities were of the "daylight" factory style, with reinforced concrete beam and slab construction and large bays of casement windows designed to provide workers with plenty of natural light and ventilation. By the mid- 1920s Mott Haven factories mass-produced a wide variety of products form iron to refrigeration systems, enamel products to paper box containers, mechanical printing presses to machine made furniture