Toy Washboard

Production date
Circa 1950s
Country
Australia
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Object detail

Description
Blue and cream plastic corrugated washboard
Classification
CH classification TOYS Dolls' Furniture toy washing machine
Maker
Production date
Circa 1950s
Production place
Measurements
L130 x W67 x H13 mm
Media/Materials description
Plastic
History and use
This toy washboard or scrubbing board was made in the 1950s. Its miniature size suggests it was used for a doll’s house. Domestic play was a popular pastime for girls in the 1950s. This was also a boom decade for the availability of electric domestic devices in Australia, including washing machines. This toy is an early example of the use of plastic in toy manufacturing, but would quickly have become obsolete as toy designs changed to reflect changes in the home.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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Registration number
H47757

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