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Help: Where to find a washboard in NY

GUEST,Djh 21 May 01 - 03:40 PM
MMario 21 May 01 - 03:47 PM
Sorcha 21 May 01 - 04:13 PM
Hollowfox 21 May 01 - 05:06 PM
Eluned 21 May 01 - 05:49 PM
Eluned 21 May 01 - 06:21 PM
GUEST,Mike Billo 21 May 01 - 09:33 PM
dr soul 21 May 01 - 11:47 PM
GUEST,djh 22 May 01 - 09:12 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 22 May 01 - 10:55 AM
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Subject: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: GUEST,Djh
Date: 21 May 01 - 03:40 PM

The GE Whirlpool seems to have made the old washboard obsolete. Where can I find one to misuse musically in NY Tristate area. I tried playing the washer at the laundry mat, didn't really have the same effect, and I nearly broke my arm in the spin cycle too.


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Subject: RE: Help: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: MMario
Date: 21 May 01 - 03:47 PM

try an Agway.

otherwise, probably mail order


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Subject: RE: Help: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 May 01 - 04:13 PM

Try antique stores. Even out here in Wyoland (where some people actually do still use them for laundry) they aren't cheap---$15 min. for a small one.


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Subject: RE: Help: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: Hollowfox
Date: 21 May 01 - 05:06 PM

I can buy them in Ohio, either at a Ben Franklin (five-&-ten type store) or a hardware store (a real one, not a Home Depot warehouse-type place). These are new, with metal, not glass scrub-boards. I know that nice, old hardware store in Downtown Schenectady closed a few years ago, but there must be some place that took up the slack. If you can't find one, and you're going to Old Songs, contact me there and maybe we can work something out.


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Subject: RE: Help: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: Eluned
Date: 21 May 01 - 05:49 PM

Have you tried looking up one in the Whole Earth Catalog? I hear they're online now. And how about advertisements for old-fashioned country-living products in that magazine, Mother Earth News?

Tracy/Eluned


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Subject: RE: Help: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: Eluned
Date: 21 May 01 - 06:21 PM

Hmmm .... seems I was wrong about the Whole Earth Catalog having a website. However, and I think it's the Millenium Whole Earth Catalog now, most libraries will have it in their reference section, and if not, there is always inter-library loan.
Next time I'm in the library I'll try to remember to look up washboards, in the NY tri-state area if possible....
Tracy/Eluned


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Subject: RE: Help: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: GUEST,Mike Billo
Date: 21 May 01 - 09:33 PM

Go to http://www.columbuswashboard.com

The home page for the Columbus Washboard Company. They'll be able to help you.

While you're there, check out the info about the International Washboard Players Festival next month.


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Subject: RE: Help: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: dr soul
Date: 21 May 01 - 11:47 PM

A buddy of mine had a metal shop make him one, featuring handy curved over-the-shoulder washboard holders. Full width "ribs", very nice instrument! Check out a local machine or welding shop, or maybe see if a high school metal shop teacher can get one of her star pupils to make you one as a project.


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Subject: RE: Help: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: GUEST,djh
Date: 22 May 01 - 09:12 AM

Thanks all , the Columbuswashboard Co. did the trick. I will have one on order before the sunsets.


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Subject: RE: Help: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 22 May 01 - 10:55 AM

Other sources of washboards, zydeco rub boards and metal thimbles in the US Click Here
RtS ( but where in the UK...?)


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Subject: RE: Help: Where to find a washboard in NY
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 12:46 PM

And welcome to Mudcat, dr soul and Guest, djh!!

Cracker Barrel restaurant (USA) gift shops have them too, several sizes.

~S~


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