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1920s Standard Collection® Expands to the Kitchen With New Faucet Offerings
CHICAGO, KITCHEN/BATH INDUSTRY SHOW (April 2, 2004) — The celebrated Standard Collection® from American Standard has added five new kitchen faucets to its repertoire. The Standard Collection features fixtures, faucets, furniture and accessories all inspired by plumbing product designs from the 1920s, but updated with today’s engineering and performance advantages.
The Standard Collection’s faucets have smooth rounded shapes and spouts, reminiscent of the curvy posts used in porch railings and banisters from the early 1920s beaux- arts style. The levers for both the two-handle and single-handle styles are genuine white porcelain, perfectly complementing white farm sinks and providing a traditional flavor to stainless steel sinks.
The two-handle Standard faucets have a high gooseneck spout to handle tall pots, and the porcelain levers are marked hot and cold. The two-handle faucets are available as undermount, top-mount and bar models. Standard’s single control models, including a pullout version, have an extra-long cast spout that is artfully designed to allow plenty of room to fill pots.
While 1920s homemakers could not enjoy today’s innovations, Standard Collection kitchen faucets have lifetime performance warranties on both their function and finish. Standard’s pullout faucet switches from stream to spray at the touch of a button. All of the single-control models have flexible supply hoses that make installation easier because they do not kink and can be attached directly to the supply stops.
The new Standard Collection faucets are available in polished chrome or satin chrome. List prices range from$139 to $276, depending on features and finish. They will be on display at booth 3231 at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Chicago April 2 – 4. For more information on the Standard Collection and other products from American Standard, please call (800) 899-2614 or visit www.americanstandard-us.com.