[Homestead] For those really serious about being prepared . . .
genegerue at ruralize.com
Thu Nov 13 14:31:42 EST 2008
. . . you will, of course, want a washboard. Ten to twenty-six bucks
and one is yours.
The Columbus Washboard Company has been making washboards since 1895
and is the only manufacturer still operating in the United States of
America today. This site features our products, our traditional
construction methods and history, washboard uses and our Annual
Washboard Music Festival.
The Columbus Washboard Company offers washboards with a variety of
rubbing surfaces including spiral metal, galvanized, stainless steel,
brass, and glass. The company also offers chalk, cork, and mirror
surfaces. All of these boards are hand assembled one at a time with
equipment dating back to the 1900's.
Peaking at 1,287,757 washboards made in 1941, today’s washboards are
still used for hand scrubbing just like your Grandmother did. They are
also used as decorative pieces for laundry rooms and kitchens, as
furniture accents, and as a musical instrument.
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