German silver sinks were first introduced in Chicago by Leopold & Louis Katz along with Ellef Robarth, a tinsmith who came up with a concept to fabricate the German silver sinks and deliver them locally here in Chicago. Katz and Robarth formed the company internationally known as Elkay, which is located in the western suburbs of Chicago. The company is still owned and operated by one of the original Katz family members, who happens to be an old customer of mine. Currently we have (3) German silver sinks in stock and all will be available on 1stdibs. There is a certain warmth and richness to a German silver sink, that absolutely nothing else compare to.