You'll probably see a kitchen sink at least once a day. You can not wash dishes, or use it to wash your hands or cook, but the fact remains that it is really everywhere. Have you ever seen how these sinks have come and how they have found their way in our homes? Read on to learn more about the history of this pretty important part of our kitchen.
The sink is determined by the plumbing installation as a cup-shaped bowl that is in the kitchen made of stainless steel, porcelain or other materials used to wash hands, utensils, pans and other small items. The idea of the sink dates back to the prehistoric age when Neanderthals make water basins from large rocks that are going to ruin in concave forms of many centuries of rain. The idea of kitchen sinks came much later, probably at a time when civilization finally began to happen – the time when animal skins became clothes and the open fireplaces became internal fireplaces.
Kitchen sinks are always available in different materials depending largely on available materials. Thus, the sinks vary from one region to another. For example, before 1940, heavy stone and stainless steel were too expensive to transport, so no sinks were available on the basis of these materials. Meanwhile, soap is produced only in Vermont, and the siphire is widespread in the northeastern regions of the United States. In the middle of the nineteenth century, running water began to be pumped from the tanks and collected in bowls or buckets that were placed in dry sinks. These sinks are usually made of metal trays and are built into wooden cabinets. Nickel silver (consisting of an alloy of zinc, copper and nickel) and copper was among the first two materials used for butchers sinks found only in rich homes.
In the later part of the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century, there has not been much development of the sink. In 1920, however, Monel came to the kitchen sink market. They produce light and corrosion resistant sinks made of copper and nickel, manganese, silicon, carbon and iron. Twenty years later, the need for copper and metals increased due to the war, so stainless steel sinks entered the picture and became very popular not only for sinks but also as countertops.
Clay sinks were introduced for the first time in the 1920s and became popular for their solid ceramic foundations (instead of the iron ones), their white white interior and glazed brown exterior. Most commonly used in commercial kitchens, as they were reliably heavier. Fire clay is a ceramic material that is widely used today.
Sinks have also come a long way from what was originally. It has its own long history. Today sinks are in all shapes, sizes and materials; he will certainly go through more developments in the future.