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Crane Neuvogue bath fixtures - WOW ! - don_vp
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Crane Neuvogue bath fixtures - WOW !

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The Neuvogue toilet. 

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Neuvogue Receptor bathtub in grey.

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ca.1937 Neuvogue bathroom


Neuvogue Pedestal sink.
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I have become interested in vintage bathroom fixtures that are not from the Victorian era. In fact, I have had an interest in mid-century accessories made by the Hall-Mack company of Los Angeles for quite a while, and I sell a lot of those accessories from my website. But, now the very unique Streamline Moderne fixtures designed by the most noted industrial designer of the era, Henry Dreyfuss have tickled my fancy.  Mr. Dreyfuss, (1904-1972) was commissioned by the Crane Plumbing Co to design a line of bath fixtures and fittings that was called Neuvogue, and made its debut in 1936.

There are several distinctive design characteristics of the Neuvogue toilet that make it so unique. It was exceptionally quiet because the tank bolts directly to the bowl, which is encased inside an integral china outer shell. The water rushing through the bowl is muffled by the encasement of the bowl.  The elongated basin with very large water surface. The basin rim is sunken towards the rear with a correct posture full saddle shaped seat "which won the praise of medical authorities". And finally the clean tall vertical all of one piece appearance of the basin and tank that was considered "ultra modern" in the mid 1930s.

The pedestal sink is a large 27" x 22" size with a unique 1/2 round shaped bowl that leaves lots of space in the back corners to set toiletries. The raised china waterfall hood behind the basin contains the spout and valves are all in one place for ease of use.  The handles on the sink, as well as all handles in the Neuvogue line were sleek lever and ovoid shapes and all chrome plated, called "Futura". The column is a modern design that mimics that the shape of the toilet, making a "complete bathroom of harmonious modern beauty." 

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From: (Anonymous) Date: September 13th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sink issue

Hello! I have this sink on chrome legs in mint condition purchased at a country auction for $60.00 several years ago. Both of the faucets leak a bit. Do you ever come across the replacement stems for them?
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From: (Anonymous) Date: August 5th, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sink issue

Can you tell me where you buy the rubber gasket for the neuvogue sink handles
From: don_vp Date: August 5th, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sink issue

Hello
I have not yet begun to research where to find the unique valve parts for these fixtures. So I do not know the answer to your question. My best suggestion at this time is check
DEA Bathroom Machineries in Murphys CA.
they stock some hard to find Crane faucet parts.
good luck
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 30th, 2013 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Any idea where I can get ahold if replacement handles for a neuvogue sink?
From: don_vp Date: October 30th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
sorry I have never seen Neuvogue handles available for sale. I would suggest an inquiry to all architectural salvage companies you can find on line, flea markets, and perhaps eBay.
good luck
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 24th, 2015 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

THAT SINK!!!!!!

I am hyperventilating over that SINK!!!!! Wow is that beautiful!!!
From: don_vp Date: January 26th, 2015 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: THAT SINK!!!!!!

Yes,
that was a pretty interesting design for a pedestal sink that Mr. Henry Dreyfuss dreamed up. See vintageplumbing.com and deabath.com in the Crane or Art Deco pages for more information on Crane pre-war fixtures and fittings.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 26th, 2016 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Henry Dreyfuss Crane Neuvogue sink towel bars

I just purchased a Henry Dreyfuss, Crane Neuvogue sink with chrome legs (not the pedestal). After researching our "find" we discovered that there were towel bars on each side, attached to the chrome legs. So now we are searching for the towel bars to purchase. Do you have some to sell, or know a source for such an item?

thanks,
Sondra
sondrahay@hotmail.com
From: don_vp Date: October 26th, 2016 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Henry Dreyfuss Crane Neuvogue sink towel bars

I'm sorry but I'm afraid the towel bars are likely more difficult to find than the sinks themselves. I have no place to suggest for you to look.
write me again from my website at
www.vintageplumbing.com
thank you
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