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Salesman's Sample Wash Board
Circa 1880, a charming miniaturized version allowed traveling salesmen to tote many more product samples to prospective general store owners in the 19th century.
Find this item and more at I. U. Tripp & Co., a general store with roots as far back as the 1830s on Main Street, Oak Hill, New York. We are located about three hours north of Manhattan, half-way between Hudson and Albany, and just a stone's throw from Windham.