Help Identify the Sink from The Tingler(1959)?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Danny989, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Danny989

    Danny989 New Member

    Hey guys, I'm doing an analysis of the film William Castle's film The Tingler, and I need help identifying either the sink or the tub. It's relevant for me to know the models, or at least the year they were made. I'm guessing sometime in the 20s.

    I've found that the company Crane makes an extremely similar sink, but, with a different edge on the bowl and with the plug holder on the horizontal surface, not the verticle.

    Screen Shot 2020-06-03 at 7.09.26 PM.png Screen Shot 2020-06-03 at 7.02.26 PM.png

    Thanks!
     
    pearlsnblume and Christmasjoy like this.
  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Well, that's a fun project! You know it's a roll top clawfoot tub, right? And it appears to have a paw foot.

    Did you find this on the internet?

    "Several companies pioneered the manufacture of clawfoot tubs in North America: Crane, Mott, Kohler, Standard Sanitary Manufacturing ... and the L. Wolf Manufacturing Company."

    Debora

    z22pym.jpg

     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2020
  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    OMG. I'm mostly not bothered by horror films, but after seeing that one late at night on the television when I was a kid, had a hard time feeling safe enough to fall asleep. Think it got to me for several days. Don't know what about it freaked me out so much. Maybe because we all have a spinal cord.

    What are you trying to establish by dating the bathroom fixtures? Tub tap appears to have a mixer when the sink taps do not. That might be another feature that gives a clue to time period.
     
    pearlsnblume likes this.
  5. Couch Potato Wannabe

    Couch Potato Wannabe Well-Known Member

    lol, this reminds me of sitting in the movie theatres with my mother watching the show, and at a particular tense point in the movie, my mother leaned over to me and whispered.... "See those curtains in the background, I think they would go lovely in Lounge Room."
     
    pearlsnblume, Fid, smallaxe and 2 others like this.
  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    According to the internet, in the 1920s "the closed-in rectangular porcelain tub replaced the claw-foot tub."

    Debora
     
    pearlsnblume and Bronwen like this.
  7. Danny989

    Danny989 New Member

    Well, I think because of how striking this moment is, everything should be pretty well analyzed. For instance, knowing the model could help figure out how difficult it would be to make the sink run blood for an extended period of time so we could figure out whether or not this was an LSD trip, how old the house is (the wife is a symbol for the silent age of film), clues about their wealth, etc.

    I suppose practically it doesn't matter the exact make and model, but I enjoy being thorough.
     
    anundverkaufen likes this.
  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Sure, why not. The challenge, of course, is you're researching a movie set so the decor wasn't organic. And important to remember it was a low budget film. FI suspect the bathroom used old fixtures for budget reasons. The typical 1950s bathroom featured sinks incorporated into counters, built-in tubs and lots of tile all of which would have made a period bathroom expensive to create for a B movie. Those bathroom fixtures would have come out of a prop warehouse. And they were probably used in a lot of the studio films. If you have a good eye, bet you can find them elsewhere.

    Debora

    fd82d7b7fe3a5c4d7c455c8ad8f4cd02.jpg
     
  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Is this the living room? B movie shorthand for wealth and culture.

    Debora

    the-tingler-1959-3.jpg
     
    Bronwen likes this.
  10. Danny989

    Danny989 New Member

    Nah, that's another character's living room.
     
    Bronwen likes this.
  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    OMG, I DO remember that HORRIBLE HORROR movie.....was MUCH too young to be watching it alone......HAD NIGHTMARES for WEEKS!!!! (guess I was very impressionable!!!!) It's hard to say if there's a ball on that foot!!!!

    Screen Shot 2020-06-03 at 7.09.26 PM-gigapixel-scale-1_50x.png
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2020
    Bronwen likes this.
  12. Danny989

    Danny989 New Member

    how bout this safe? almost looks wooden, doesn't it? Anyone recognize?
     

    Attached Files:

  13. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I have refinished 5 clawfoot bathtubs, the year date was on the bottom of every one of them.
     
    Bronwen likes this.
  14. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: Help Identify
Forum Title Date
Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain can anyone help me identify this vase? Today at 10:48 AM
Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain Help Identifying Maker of Art Glass Vase Sunday at 12:05 PM
Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain Help Identifying the Pattern or Other Info on Aynsley Cup & Saucer Saturday at 3:20 PM
Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain Help needed identifying these marks please Jul 5, 2020
Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain Need help to identify the manufacture of French candle holder Jul 4, 2020

Share This Page