Wash Day Blues Revisited

Each month Mom and I like to republish a post from the same month of last year.  For February we picked this one that my mom wrote.  Since the reveal of my revamped laundry room was so well-received last week, we thought you might enjoy seeing this one again.

 

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I recently came across a little treasure for our laundry room.  It will join the antique wash board (here) and ironing board  in our palladian blue laundry room.  The marble table I use for folding laundry is the perfect spot for it.

 

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This was a gift from my mother a few years back, and it’s been hiding in our basement since our move.

 

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It has a lot of interesting details.

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The company’s name was Anchor Brand, and of course, its logo was an anchor.  The company was located in Erie, PA, so I suppose the owners went boating on Lake Erie or the Erie Canal????

 

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The wet clothes were put between these rollers that would then wring out the water.

 

 

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The rollers turn when someone manually turns this crank.

 

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These clamps held this roller contraption onto a large wooden or zinc tub where the clothes were actually washed by hand probably with a wash board.

 

 

 

 

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It probably looked like this.

 

 

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It fits right in with the other accessories in the laundry room, including…..

 

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this washboard and ……

 

 

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this old ironing board.  Doesn’t this make you thankful for electricity and automatic washers and dryers?

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh I do remember my mom using one of those ringers, I thought turning the crank was fun when I was a kid. So much work. Yours is gorgeous and in perfect condition. Love it. Great post. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty