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Washboard HC46

A wooden washboard with two legs and ribbed scrubbing panel.

A tool used for handwashing clothing. While traditionally constructed from wood, by the 20th Century metal and glass ridges were commonly used. Clothes are soaked in hot soapy water and then rubbed against the ridged surface.

date: 19th Century

maximum dimension: 610mm

subject area: Social Science, Technology

subject themes: Domestic, History, Women

handling collection number: HC46

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