Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sign of the Crab Rio Grande Clawfoot Tub Faucets: Just In Time for Christmas


When I was a boy, the arrival of the Sears Wish Book and the JC Penny Christmas Catalog was one of the great thrills preceding Christmas.  We spent hours thumbing through the toy sections of those catalogs in the weeks before Christmas.  We studied the new toys and dreamed about playing with them.  Many years later, I now look forward to the arrival of the next Sign of the Crab catalog.  For a company that specializes in vintage plumbing, Sign of the Crab is incredibly innovative.  Each year I look forward to seeing the new items for the upcoming year.  As they become available, we add new items to our website and wait anxiously to see which items our customers like best.
Sign of the Crab Rio Grande Clawfoot Tub Faucets

Just in time for Christmas, the Rio Grande series of clawfoot tub faucets are the first new items for 2013.  Sign of the Crab has offered the Rio Grande series of faucets for several years but the new faucets are the first Rio Grande clawfoot tub faucets to include a handheld shower.  The Rio Grande clawfoot tub faucets are based on the same faucet body as the Sign of the Crab gooseneck clawfoot tub faucets.  Like the gooseneck clawfoot tub faucets, the Rio Grande clawfoot tub faucets have a high arching spout.  The Rio Grande spout is a shepherd's hook style spout that reaches above the clawfoot tub rim to make this faucet code compliant in areas that require the spout to be above the clawfoot tub's floodplain.  The handheld shower includes a vacuum breaker to satisfy anti-siphon code.  The Rio Grande clawfoot tub faucets are available in every configuration so there is a tub wall mounted Rio Grande clawfoot tub faucet, a deck mounted Rio Grande clawfoot tub faucet, a flat wall mounted Rio Grande clawfoot tub faucet, and a freestanding Rio Grande clawfoot tub faucet.

Sign of the Crab has long offered the Rio Grande widespread sink faucet, Rio Grande bridge sink faucet, and Rio Grande bath accessories.  The Rio Grande clawfoot tub faucets allow customers to complete a coordinated bath.  It can be surprisingly difficult to find bathroom sink faucets, bath accessories, and clawfoot tub faucets that all look like they belong to the same family but Sign of the Crab's Rio Grande series does just that.

In our home, the Sears Wish Book and the JC Penny Christmas Catalog were stored in a closet right along with the phone book.  Year round, we browsed through these catalogs.  Over the next few weeks, we will be adding other new Sign of the Crab items to Shop 4 Classics.  We will introduce them to you here on the Shop 4 Classics Old House Blog.  Return frequently to see what's new or visit Shop 4 Classics to browse and shop for vintage plumbing and antique reproduction hardware from Sign of the Crab and other top quality brands.

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