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10/22/2013

Vintage Kitchen Faucets from American Standard Blend Classic Charm with Modern Convenience

Authentic Turn-of-the-Century Shapes and Traditional American Craftsmanship Distinguish New Collection of Portsmouth Kitchen and Bar Faucets

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 22, 2013) – Featuring iconic details inspired by Colonial Virginia, the new Portsmouth collection of kitchen and bar faucets from American Standard offers convenient, modern functionality with a classic sense of style for cookery and entertaining. 

Portsmouth is a full line of single control and two handle kitchen faucets, plus coordinating faucets for bar sinks, all carefully crafted with vintage detailing and classic shapes for the feeling of authentic, Old World workmanship. The line includes:

Single Control Kitchen Faucets

  • Pull out faucet with 2-function spray
  • Pull down faucet with 2-function spray and pause feature
  • High arc faucet with side spray 
  • Conventional faucet with side spray

Two Handle Kitchen Faucets

  • High arc faucet with side spray
  • Conventional height faucet with side spray

Bar Sink Faucets

  • Single control, pull down bar faucet
  • Two handle bar faucet.

This complete collection of eight faucet styles is available in a choice of three durable finishes: a classic polished chrome, a popular stainless steel, or a beautiful oil rubbed bronze – a warm finish with muted hues and authentic copper highlights.

The pull down and pull out faucets in this Portsmouth collection feature the American Standard exclusive Re-Trax spray hose system for comfortable, trouble-free use. It provides smooth operation with optimum resilience, plus a heavier pull down counterweight ensures effortless hose retraction and secure docking of the faucet head.

Both the Portsmouth pull down and pull out kitchen faucets include a useful 2-function spray. Plus, the pull down model provides a convenient pause feature that allows the user to stop the stream of water with a simple, one-handed operation.

For installation flexibility, the single handle kitchen faucets offer the option of one or three hole installation with the included deck plate.

These Portsmouth faucets are equipped with washerless ceramic disc valves for a lifetime of water-saving, drip-free performance. The complete collection features sturdy metal construction and all models are lead free as defined under all applicable federal and state laws.

For more information on the new Portsmouth kitchen and bar faucet collection, visit www.americanstandard.com or call (800) 442-1902.

ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS

American Standard Brands make life healthier, safer and more beautiful at home, at work, in the community and throughout the world. Offering total project solutions for residential and commercial customers around the world with respected brands such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane Plumbing®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is owned by Lixil Corporation (TSE Code 5938), a global building products company. Learn more at www.americanstandard.com, or follow us at twitter.com/AmStandard, https://www.facebook.com/AmericanStandardPlumbing.

Portsmouth® is a registered trademark of American Standard Brands.

Re-Trax is a trademark of American Standard Brands.

Pull out faucet with 2-function spray
Pull down faucet with 2-function spray and pause feature
High arc faucet with side spray 
Conventional faucet with side spray

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This new Portsmouth pull down kitchen faucet from American Standard includes a 2-function spray head with a helpful pause feature. Polished chrome finish pictured.
This new Portsmouth pull down kitchen faucet from American Standard includes a 2-function spray head with a helpful pause feature. Polished chrome finish pictured.
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This new high arc, single control Portsmouth kitchen faucet from American Standard offers the convenient option of one or three hole installation with an optional deck plate available. Oil rubbed bronze finish pictured.
This new high arc, single control Portsmouth kitchen faucet from American Standard offers the convenient option of one or three hole installation with an optional deck plate available. Oil rubbed bronze finish pictured.
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With a handy 2-function spray, this new single control pull out Portsmouth kitchen faucet from American Standard offers both classic styling and modern functionality. Polished chrome finish with the two water spray patterns pictured here.
With a handy 2-function spray, this new single control pull out Portsmouth kitchen faucet from American Standard offers both classic styling and modern functionality. Polished chrome finish with the two water spray patterns pictured here.
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With a handy 2-function spray, this new single control pull out Portsmouth kitchen faucet from American Standard offers both classic styling and modern functionality. Polished chrome finish with the two water spray patterns pictured here.
With a handy 2-function spray, this new single control pull out Portsmouth kitchen faucet from American Standard offers both classic styling and modern functionality. Polished chrome finish with the two water spray patterns pictured here.
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Authentic period details lend a classic look reminiscent of Colonial Virginia to the two handle Portsmouth kitchen faucet from American Standard. A convenient side spray is included with the faucet. Stainless steel finish pictured.
Authentic period details lend a classic look reminiscent of Colonial Virginia to the two handle Portsmouth kitchen faucet from American Standard. A convenient side spray is included with the faucet. Stainless steel finish pictured.
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Vintage detailing and Old World charm are evident in this high arc, 8-inch centerset Portsmouth kitchen faucet from American Standard and its matching side sprayer. Stainless steel finish pictured.
Vintage detailing and Old World charm are evident in this high arc, 8-inch centerset Portsmouth kitchen faucet from American Standard and its matching side sprayer. Stainless steel finish pictured.
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Ideal for a bar sink or kitchen island, this two handle, 4-inch centerset Portsmouth bar faucet from American Standard is equipped with washerless ceramic disc valves for a lifetime of drip-free performance. Stainless steel finish pictured.
Ideal for a bar sink or kitchen island, this two handle, 4-inch centerset Portsmouth bar faucet from American Standard is equipped with washerless ceramic disc valves for a lifetime of drip-free performance. Stainless steel finish pictured.
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