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Slop Sink: 1941

Slop Sink: 1941

June 1941. Erie County, Pennsylvania. "Each group of ten trailers in the FSA camp at Erie has a trailer service unit, water faucet, slop sink, and garbage pail." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Home Sweet Home

That it was, for myself, Mom and Dad, for about three years in the 1940's. I believe these are the Schult trailers. (
We had the short model near the camera, but only one heater near the door. The trailer had only two tempertures, too hot and too cold!

Car make?

Ok, what is the make of that car on the right side of the photo?

[Appears to be a 1930 Durant. - tterrace]

You nailed it: 1930 Durant Model 614 Standard sedan. Thanks.

Can on the Side

No coolant recovery sytems on that old Detroit iron back then. So between boil overs and leaky radiators, water pumps,etc. a good water can was a must.

Yep, a Slop Sink

Don't think I was aware of the headline term until some years ago when I bought some plumbing part to repair a fixture in my house, and was warned in the instructions, "Not for use in slop sinks." Have loved the concept ever since. The man in the photo appears to be cleaning a bucket in the slop sink, rather than installing any forbidden fittings, so he should be safe. Intriguing image from the days when '41 Pontiacs still rolled the earth.

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