Monday, September 07, 2009

Vintage Advertisements: Kohler

The first bathroom fixture sold by Kohler was the "enameled cast iron hog scalder/water trough". The product Kohler sold is more commonly known to those of us living in the 21st century as a bathtub. Later, in 1911, Kohler introduced the first built in bathtub.

Below are vintage Kohler advertisements throughout the years.

The first ad, from 1923, discusses the increase in bathrooms per household while promoting Kohler Ware quality enamel and design.

Vintage Bathroom 1923
This advertisement from 1924 positions Kohler Enameled Plumbing Ware as attractive, affordable and durable.

Vintage Bathroom 1924
The third ad jumps to the 1960's and promotes the "dreamy" Peachblow Dynametric bathtub.

Vintage Bathroom 1960
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vintage Advertisements: American Standard

Currently, American Standard is a popular bathroom fixture manufacturer which is the result of American Standard Americas, Crane Plumbing, and Elijier merging together. Though this merge occurred as recently as last year, American Standard has roots dating back to 1875 when the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company was founded. The company was so successful that in 1929, they were the largest producer of bathroom fixtures. The "American Standard" name was created when the Standard Sanitary Corporation merged with the American Radiator Company.

The following are vintage advertisements for American Standard products. The first was printed in 1959 and discussed the new American Standard bathtub with a contour shape that made bathing more relaxing.
Vintage Bathroom Advertisement
A close-up of a pink, 1959 American Standard vanity sink.

Vintage Vanity Sink
The Fiesta sink advertisement from 1968, tells consumers that the "sporty Fiesta makes other kitchen sinks look like they're standing still".

Vintage Sink Advertisement
From the same campaign, the 1968 advertisement features a self ventilating toilet that can be installed in one hour for $150.

Vintage Toilet Advertisement
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

WaterSense Faucets

Look for WaterSense Logo on Water Saving ProductsWaterSense, a program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has set standards for a variety of different bathroom fixtures to mainly help save water and energy. Replacing your current bathroom parts with these water saving alternatives will also benefit you in the form of a smaller water bill.

According to the EPA, a WaterSense approved faucet can...
  • save at least 500 gallons of water per household in one year
  • decrease demands on water heaters
  • save energy
The WaterSense approved faucets are available in different colors and styles to match your bathroom, and they help save money! Learn more about the WaterSense certification and check out a few certified faucets below.

WaterSense Certified Centerset Faucet

WaterSense Certified Widespread Faucet

WaterSense Certified Centerset  Bathroom Faucet

WaterSense Certified Widespread Bathroom Faucet
View more water-saving faucets and other WaterSense products. Also check back for more information on other WaterSense fixtures and tips on how to save energy and money.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

26 Weeks of Cash Product Review Sweepstakes

We are excited to announce our new product review sweepstakes, "26 Weeks of Cash." For the next 26 weeks (June 16 - December 16), we will draw one lucky product reviewer from the pool of reviews that come in the previous week to win $100 cash.

Entering is simple. Navigate to a product that you are familiar with and click the "Write a Review" link, create an account (if you don't already have one), and give us your honest feedback about that product. You will be automatically entered to win for the week you reviewed your product. One entry per product reviewed. That's it.

For a full list of dates and contest rules, see our 26 Weeks of Cash Rules & Regulations. Happy reviewing and good luck!

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