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