Tuesday, December 19, 2017

That SINKing feeling in Jackson, Mississippi

Round, rectangle, octagonal - take your pick.
Old House Depot is an architectural salvage store at 639 Monroe Street in Jackson, a block north of the State Fairgrounds. Old House is a great place to explore if you are restoring a historical house and want to use authentic fittings, door knobs, windows, or lumber in your project. My experience with renovating an older house is it is almost hopeless to find the right parts at a chain big box store.
Late on a sunny afternoon, Old House was closing, but they generously let me linger and photograph their collection of sinks and plumbing bits in the side lot.
This was top quality porcelain manufacture in its day. Note the unusual U-shaped sink in the top picture - Art Deco elements?
Here is a handy double header.
This is a practical design: a wide apron so that you can splash and gurgle without dripping water on the floor. Note the modern streamlined valve and handle.
An interesting oval wall-mounted sink with backsplash but it has separate valves.
The wasps lived in this loo. I opted not to use it.
Moving away from the toilets and sinks, here is a choice of window sashes for your project. This is an interesting place. Support your local businesses.

These photographs were taken with a Pentax Spotmatic 35mm camera using Ilford Delta 100 film. Most frames were with the 35mm f/3.5 lens, but the two of the entrance area were with the 24mm f/3.5 lens. The film was too contrasty for these brilliant white objects, and I had trouble scanning the frames. In the future, I will request N-1 development for Delta 100 for sunny conditions. However, note, for a gloomy rainy day, the Delta was perfect, as per my test in Edwards, Mississippi.

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