Re: Bathroom sink faucet replacements for 1950's sink
I recently heard that Crane has gone out of business. Don't know if that's true or not. Unfortunately, the sinks they are used in are often designed to accept only that particular Crane faucet. Most modern faucets and sinks are based on a standard, 4" or 8" spread (the distance between the centers of the handles).
Crane faucets are some of the earliest to use the replaceable cartridge concept. If the faucet still looks good, you should be able to pull out the old cartridges and replace them, or at least replace the washers to rebuild the cartridge. I've found the replacement cartridges at my local plumbing supply store, and it seems like I might've seen them at Home Depot, too.
You might need a handle puller and some penetrating oil to remove the handle; quite often they will be corroded and bind onto the stem.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.