Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wash Board Collection

Love my collection of wash boards.  The one on the right is actually semi circle curve instead of the standard flat.  The second one has been made into a cabinet with a towel bar at the bottom.  The one on the far right actually belonged to my cousins relative.  The small one in the front is the first one I had and used it for note board.  The wood on the two on the right are exactly the same, one only has 2 red lines left on the top rest of identity has washed away.

Open cabinet showing shelf inside.

Inside the cabinet door markings ..
National Washboard Co.
No. National 134
Chicago, Saginaw, Memphis

Outside ..
Universal Soap Saver.

I found this at a thrift store for $25, I think another lady might have been a tad upset, because she came up to the counter and looking at it said it was $45 the week before.  I am sure $25 would have fit her budget.  But it is mine ............


  1. Those are pretty cool! I especially like the one made into a cabinet! You were in the right place at the right time so, in my book, that means it was meant for you! ;-)

  2. Ha! Good for you for getting it at the right price :) I snagged a small piece of Candlewick while out thrifting a couple of weeks ago :) I hope you stop by and see it!

  3. Okay, I could read all night. I have two old washboards that actually belonged to my ancestors --- one is on display in my master bathroom and the other in the laundry room. Gotta love these reminders of how we might have had to do our own laundry.


  4. I just picked up a national washboard at a yard sale for two dollars!, I have been unsuccessful at trying to determine its age or value. Its a national washboard no. 501