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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:50 PM

Thought I would take the time to tell the story of this washboard.

This was purchased by my parents at an estate auction of the late Uncle of our neighbor (who is in her mid 60's). He had gotten it from our neighbors Grandparents.

It was purchased During WWII and is constructed entirely out of wood (use this Washboard made of materials not needed for defense and help win the war)

The hole to hang it in the laundry was burned in with a torch by "Grandpa"

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:58 PM

That's a neat item, Alan! Don't see many of those anymore!



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 12:23 AM

Can you play it?



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 05:58 AM

That's real piece of history, and historian (I think, you know what I mean). Great, Alan!


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 06:14 AM

nice I have never seen one all wood. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 06:48 AM

Can you play it?

I had a similar first thought, "all wood?  I wonder how that sounds."  That's the thought of a back porch mandolin/guitar player.

That is a nice looking piece!  In great shape too.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 07:00 AM

I gotta admit that I don't think I have ever seen one in all wood. I am guessing it is a bad thing that "grandpa" burnt a hanging hole through it. I am really surprised they wouldn't have had a hole from the factory.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 07:30 AM

Thanks for posting. I remember seeing one my folks had in a storage shed.

The burned in hole gives it character, I like it.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 07:49 AM

what a cool piece and in great shape. i love historical items



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 08:17 AM

Never seen one all wooden!  That is a great collector's item, and family heirloom!



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Pretty nice piece.

I just found a small washboard in my dad's barn, I think ours is metal though, wifey is into the antique old used stuff for wall hangings.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 08:48 AM

So that's not the new "green" model of washer you sell??  :smilewink:


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 09:07 AM

A pretty neat WWII piece.  All the metal for the war effort.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 01:14 PM

My wife has a collection of these, different sizes, metal, & some with glass but no all wood ones. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 03:48 PM

I remember as a kid my grandparents had a storage building (More like a small house) and I saw one in it.  I asked my grandmother what it was, after she explained it to me, that's when  I got in trouble.  We were not supposed to be playing in there!  :(   Thanks for Sharing, I haven't thought about that in probably over 40 years.






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