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    Posted 10 years ago

    tikiray
    (91 items)

    Picked this up today. What in the world was this used for and how? I had never seen one so I grabbed it up!! My dogs liked it too, they wouldn't stop checking it out. lol

    Says "RAPID WASHER"... and other stuff I can't really make out.

    Thanks!

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    1. SMD SMD, 10 years ago
      It's a washing agitator. It was put in a washtub and then plunged up and down to agitate clothes.



    2. tikiray tikiray, 10 years ago
      A washtub like the one in the background of the first picture?
    3. lawat56 lawat56, 10 years ago
      i had one of these one time and old timer told me his wife used it many times for washing clothes in a tub instead of the old time wash board ,at least thats what he told me ,belive it or not
    4. SMD SMD, 10 years ago
      Yes, and versions just like it are still made and used today.
    5. SMD SMD, 10 years ago
      I just went on Google, lots of information there about them. Here's one: http://www.wisementrading.com/washing/washboards.htm
    6. tikiray tikiray, 10 years ago
      Cool!! Thanks so much! I thought it was neat looking, so I had to have it. lol
    7. bossy, 10 years ago
      yes I have one like it dont remember any name on it but is used for washing clothes
    8. Jackie Jackie, 10 years ago
      Tikiray, I can vouch for it still being used in daily stuff. I have one and I used it for washing long, weighted lace curtains in the bath tub.
    9. tikiray tikiray, 10 years ago
      Pretty cool! I had never seen one until I bought that one today. lol
    10. Gale1956, 9 years ago
      It isn't necessarily a collectors item because they still sell them. http://www.lehmans.com/store/Home_Goods___Laundry___Washing___Rapid_Laundry_Washer___66RW

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