So, your plumber just walked away from the job saying, “that sink is too old, no parts are available, you should just replace it” but all it needs is a bit of care and a couple washers. We’re here to help! We see many homeowners in your situation, and we’ve been burning the midnight oil while recreating many obsolete parts and pieces. Crane fixtures have become our mainstay as of late, and we are planning to keep reproducing many of the more common items.
The below pictures are of a 1954 Crane Diana console lavatory sink, but the below instructions are applicable for the Crane Criterion, Elayne, and Westland. They Also are very similar for the Crane Drexel and Marcia. The remainder of Crane sinks made during the postwar period are of a more “familiar” type and should not stump your plumber. One thing, you might want to consider removing the sink from the wall. This will make removal far easier.
“But all I have to do is fix the leak around the drain!” Okay, if you are lucky, you can carefully remove the nut off the bottom of the drain, praying the whole while that the top part does not loosen up. If you are successful, all you’ll need to do is replace the rubber with our part # 62-OCDW and snug the nut back up. (This really isn’t realistic, but there’s always hope) More than likely the drain assembly will spin, and you’ll need to start below.