Posted on August 29, 2016
What we consider the modern trough sink was actually the precursor to the farm sink. The high back and rolled rim are two design elements that would transfer over to the traditional farmhouse sink. While the farmhouse sink would ultimately become the more popular style, the trough sink didn't go away. It found a new life as an industrial item. Factories, schools and hospitals all retained the trough style for years, which is where we find most of our inventory. Lately we've gotten quite a few interesting trough sinks!
This trough sink from 1910 arrived with the most amazing original patina. Different shades of green are layered atop a gorgeous putty taupe. Flecks of ivory show through here and there, while a light crackly finish can be seen throughout.
Also new to readytore is the following trough sink from 1956. Set upon two pillar-like legs, this sink is highly unusual and incredibly rare! This sink was found in a factory and is the only one like it that we have available. The high back on both of these trough sinks have vertical, gooseneck faucets that keep the splashing too a minimum.
The trough style is the epitome of classic. So much so that it is still being produced today (albeit not in the large sizes that were available in the past. The Kohler Brockway features the same trough styling in a more compact package. We offer the Brockway in several colors and sizes. Below is the 36" model, which is showing up in more bathrooms every day!
Like a Chanel suit, the trough sink is a classic. It's old world styling and top notch functionality make it a fabulous choice in any decade. If you'd like a trough sink of your own, check out our shop at ReadyToRe.com.