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lefroy brooks a century o f classics christo classic FacingPageOpposite:WL1220 ThreeHoleBasinMixerwith WhiteLeversandPop-upWaste. Above:LB1422ClassicBasin PillarTaps(1Pair). lucca 2005 Finishes–SilverNickel,Chrome, AntiqueGoldandSatinNickel. 3 2 Above:LB1216Edwardian ThreeHoleBasinMixerwith Pop-upWaste. Right:LB1230ClassicTubular ThreeHoleBasinMixerwith Click-upWaste.Alsoavailable WL1230withWhiteLevers. Finishes–SilverNickel,Chrome, AntiqueGoldandSatinNickel. 5 4

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  • c h r i s t o l e f r o y b r o o k sa c e n t u r y o f c l a s s i c s1 9 0 0c

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  • 2As we progress into this new century I stronglysuspect that the control of water will be byelectronic solenoids like our dishwashers andwashing machines. Taps will disappear and we willbe left holding remote controls or proddingsteamy screens.Taps therefore as we know them today may haveexisted for only around a century and areperhaps destined like the horse and carriage todisappear into the mists of nostalgia.I have therefore taken on the task of researchingthis century of taps and selecting the greatclassics from each decade. From their domesticorigins in the late Victorian era through themechanical angularity of the Edwardians, thecurvaceous turn of the century French, thecolonial twenties, the Deco thirties, the streamlinefifties, the starry sixties to the nineteen seventieswhen it all seemed to begin again.Each decade has been carefully considered andresearched. I have visited many museums,countless salvage yards and been unexpectedlywelcomed into castles, cottages and dealers dens.It has mostly been a journey of joy. One developsa passion for the chase, unearthing sometimes atgreat length at other times in an unexpectedinstant these forgotten art forms of history.But what does a true classic mean and how doesa design become a classic. Foremost it stands thetest of time, it is popular, a design which sold wellin its day and continued to be demanded and ofcourse it worked, it functioned, it did its job.Beautiful products, beautifully made, beautifullypractical and still beautiful today.All the taps I chose were still in working order,maybe in need of some grease or new washersbut functioning even after in some cases a 100years. These are art forms sculptures not onlyfor the eye but also for the hand they lookright and feel right.This is of necessity a work in progress, first andforemost, because as you will see it did not stopwith taps. Today we dont buy baths we buybathrooms so ceramic chinaware, accessories,lighting, baths and showers had to be added tocomplete each period. There are still gaps in someranges and new decades will be added asproduction allows.In the meantime I offer the results of my labourstodate A century of classics the story ofa hundred years of bathrooms. You are currentlyholding 1900 Classic which is one in a seriesof eight brochures.I sincerely hope some of the pleasure I receivedfrom discovering and developing these productsis transferred as you use these fabulous classics ofthe last century.

    christo lefroy brooks lucca 2005

    Above: LB 1422 Classic BasinPillar Taps (1 Pair).

    Facing Page Opposite: WL 1220Three Hole Basin Mixer withWhite Levers and Pop-up Waste.

    Finishes Silver Nickel, Chrome,

    Antique Gold and Satin Nickel.

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  • 4Above: LB 1216 EdwardianThree Hole Basin Mixer withPop-up Waste.

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    Right: LB 1230 Classic TubularThree Hole Basin Mixer withClick-up Waste. Also availableWL 1230 with White Levers.

    Below: WL 1228 Three HoleBasin Mixer with White CeramicLevers, Mackintosh Spout andPop-up Waste.

    Finishes Silver Nickel, Chrome,

    Antique Gold and Satin Nickel.

    basin taps

  • 6Below: LB 1195 Classic Bidet Monoblocwith Pop-up Waste. Also availableLB 1185 Classic Basin Monoblocwith Pop-up Waste and WL 1185 BasinMonobloc with White Ceramic Levers.

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    7Finishes Silver Nickel, Chrome,

    Antique Gold and Satin Nickel.

    Above: WL 8030 Classic White Ceramic LeverBasin Pillar Taps with Long Nose (1 Pair).

    Right: WL 1517 Classic Basin Bridge Mixer withWhite Ceramic Levers and 912 Spout.

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    Above: CH 1224 ConnaughtThree Hole Basin Mixer withHandwheels and Pop-up Waste.

    Facing Page Left:CL 1224 ConnaughtLever Three HoleBasin Mixer withPop-up Waste.

    Below: CL 1230Tubular ConnaughtLever Mixer withClick-up Waste.

    Finishes Silver Nickel, Chrome,

    Antique Gold and Satin Nickel.

  • Right: GD 8725 ExposedDual Control GodolphinThermostatic Mixing Valvewith Top Return Bend toWall for ConcealedShower Outlet.

    Finishes Silver Nickel, Chrome,

    Antique Gold and Satin Nickel.

    Left: GD 8704 ExposedGodolphin ThermostaticValve with Riser Kit,Handset, Lever Diverter,8 Rose and AdjustableRiser Pipe Bracket.

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    class ic showers

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    Below: GD 8711 ConcealedThermostatic Mixing Valve withSliding Rail and Shower Kitshown with LB 2136 Handset(Optional choice of Handset tobe ordered separately).

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    Finishes Silver Nickel, Chrome,

    Antique Gold and Satin Nickel.

    Right: GD 8810 ArchipelagoThermostatic Bath andShower Mixing Valve shownwith LB 1774 8 Rose(Optional choice of Headsetto be ordered separately).

    Above: LB 1771 Eight JetBrunswick Adjustable Headwith Shower Arm.

    Below: GD 8800 ArchipelagoThermostatic Shower MixingValve.

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    Finishes Silver Nickel, Chrome,

    Antique Gold and Satin Nickel.

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    Left: GD 8823 ExposedThermostatic Bath andShower Valve with Cradleand Classic Handset.Available Wall or DeckMounted.

    Right: LB 4960 EdwardianOver Bath Rack with Mirrorshown with LB 8624 ClassicSingle Ended Bath.

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    Right: LB 1250 Classic FourHole Bath Set with Diverterand Pull-out Hand Shower.

    Finishes Silver Nickel, Chrome,

    Antique Gold and Satin Nickel.

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    Facing Page Right: LB 1144Classic Bath Shower Mixerwith Standpipes.

    Finishes Silver Nickel, Chrome,

    Antique Gold and Satin Nickel.

    Top Left: LB 1107 Classic DeckMounted Bath Filler.

    Top Right: LB 1450 Long NoseBath Pillar Taps (1 Pair).

    Above: LB 1152 ClassicConcealed Wall Mounted BathFiller.

    Above Right: LB 1100 ClassicDeck Mounted Bath ShowerMixer. Also available LB 1166for Wall Mounting.

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  • Finishes Silver Nickel, Chrome,

    Antique Gold and Satin Nickel.

    Below: WL 1100 Classic Deck Mounted Bath Shower Mixer with White Ceramic Levers.

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    Lefroy Brooksmanufacturethe range offlat white MetroTiles seenthroughout thisbrochure.

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    LB 1220classic three hole

    basin mixerwith pop-up waste

    WL 1220classic white lever three

    hole basin mixerwith pop-up waste

    WL 1224connaught three hole basin mixer

    with white levers and pop-upwaste (also available with

    crosshead handles lb 1224)

    LB 1212classic wall mounted

    three hole basin mixer

    LB 1422classic basin pillar taps(1 pair) also available

    with white ceramic lever handles

    WL 1230tubular white lever three

    hole basin mixerwith click-up waste

    LB 1135classic cloakroom

    short nosepillar taps (1 pair)

    LB 1230tubular three

    hole basin mixer withclick-up waste

    WL 8022classic white lever

    basin pillar taps (1 pair)

    WL 1228mackintosh white leverthree hole basin mixer

    with pop-up waste

    WL 8030classic white lever

    basin pillar taps withlong nose (1 pair)

    WL 9007classic basin bridge mixer

    with white levers and 6.5 spout(also available wall mounted wl 9008)

    WL 1518classic wall basin bridge mixer with

    white levers and 9.5 spout(also available deck mounted wl 1517)

    LB 1216edwardian

    three hole basinmixer with pop-up waste

    WL 1216edwardian white lever

    three hole basinmixer with pop-up waste

    all products available in silver nickel, chrome, antique gold or satin nickel finish

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    LB 1107classic deck mounted

    bath filler (also availableas wall mounted lb 1151)

    WL 1151classic white lever wall

    mounted bath filler (alsoavailable as deck mounted wl 1107)

    WL 1152classic white lever concealedwall bath filler (also available

    with cross handles lb 1152)

    LB 1144classic bath shower mixer with

    standpipes (also available lb 1145with adjustable standpipes for

    mounting under bath rim)

    WL 1461classic bidet three hole with white

    levers, ascending spray and pop-up waste(also available with cross handles lb 1461)

    LB 1199connaught bidet monoblocwith classic hand wheels

    and pop-up waste

    LB 1450classic long nose

    bath pillar taps (1 pair)

    WL 1144

    classic white lever bath showermixer with standpipes (alsoavailable wl 1145 adjustablefor mounting under bath rim)

    LB 1185classic basin monobloc

    with pop-up waste(also available with white levers wl 1185)

    WL 1195classic bidet monobloc with

    white levers and pop-up waste(also available with cross handles lb 1195)

    LB 1189connaught basin monoblocwith classic hand wheels

    and pop-up waste

    WL 1100classic deck mounted bath

    shower mixer with white levers

    WL 1166classic wall mounted

    bath showermixer with white ceramic

    levers

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    WL 8054classic white lever

    bath pillar taps(1 pair)

    WL 1250classic white lever

    four hole bath set with diverterand pull-out shower

    LB 1250classic four hole bath

    set with diverterand pull-out shower

    WL 1232hampton three hole basin mixer with

    white levers and pop-up waste(also ava