“Making washboards the old-fashioned way”
The Columbus Washboard Company has been making washboards since 1895 and is the only manufacturer still operating in the United States of America today. The Columbus Washboard Company offers washboards with a variety of rubbing surfaces including spiral metal, galvanized, stainless steel, brass, and glass. The company also offers chalk, cork, and mirror surfaces. All of these boards are hand assembled one at a time with equipment dating back to the 1900's. Peaking at 1,287,757 washboards made in 1941, today’s washboards are still used for hand scrubbing just like your Grandmother did. They are also used as decorative pieces for laundry rooms and kitchens, as furniture accents, and as a musical instrument.
Excellent stop! And a really informative tour. Bought a couple of musical washboards to play with the grandson and a few other items :) wish I could have been there during the washboard festival because it looks like a lot of fun! Truly a made in the USA product and the last place in the USA that still makes washboard apparently. Amazing the old machinery etc still working strong!
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Columbus Washboard Company
- Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sat: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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