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Baby Grand #46 Washboard, good
Identical to Zinc King #703 except for metal composition.
Identical to Zinc King #703 except for except for metal composition.

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All rub surfaces exhibit some rust.
  • Price is for one washboard.
  • Photos pictured at left are the actual products (2 dull, 1 shiny).
  • No promises, but let us know if you prefer dull or shiny.
  • Washboard Grade: Good
  • View all Vintage Baby Grand #46 Washboards.
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Our Price: $41.99 each

Here's what you get: One good quality vintage washboard

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Product Code: 100-610-46-G

Product Specs
Vintage Good Quality Baby Grand #46 Washboard
Identical to Zinc King #703 except for metal composition
Alternative washboard to legendary Zinc King #703

Genuine Vintage Baby Grand #46 made by Federal Washboard Co.
Baby Grand washboards are virtually identical to the Zinc King #703. But in addition to a zinc rub surface, some of the washboards sport a shiny tin or dull rub surface.

The Baby Grand washboards in our shop feature three kinds of rubbing surfaces: Zinc, Shiny Tin, and Dull Tin. All Baby Grand washboards sound pretty much the same. In our tests the shiny rub surface had the highest tone, the dull surface had the lowest.
Zinc (similar to Zinc King #703)
Shiny (higher tone than Zinc King #703)
Dull (similar, but lower tone than Zinc King #703)

Which Washboard Grade is Right for You?
Every Baby Grand #46 washboard we sell is a fine playing vintage instrument. All parts, including the two back panels, are intact and in good working order. For all practical purposes each washboard plays just as well as the next. The difference in price merely reflects the outward appearance of the wood, the rubbing surface, and the ink.

Washboards in all grades below are antique objects that might show signs of age, wear or inconsequential damage such as small chips, water staining and paint spots from long term storage or display.

Might show scuffs, scratches, minor cracks in wood. Ink might be faded or missing. Might show conspicuous rust, soap residue or other slight imperfections. No significant cracks in wood frame. No pin holes, cracks or breaks in metal rubbing surface. No serious ruts, dents or substantial scratches (i.e. washboard was not a musical instrument in former life). No missing panels. No missing parts. Framework is sturdy yet flexible. Washboard has been around the block a few times but is eminently playable.

Overall better condition. Minor rust areas.

Near Mint
Light wear. Hardly used. Little or no rust or soap residue. Ink color and print quality usually good, but not always.

Appears unused. Ink color and print quality usually good, but not always. Little or no rust. Belongs in a museum. Don't know why you would want to scrape up a fine antique relic like this to play music on it though.
  • Tin Plated Rub Surface: Resists rust.
  • All Wood Frame: Easy to attach accessory Items
  • Rub Surface: Zinc, Shiny, or Dull
  • Back Panels Resonate Sound): Adds tonality and sound color
  • Floating Construction: Boosts harmonics
  • Sturdy yet Flexible: Radiates sound, won't fall apart
  • Natural Wood Finish: Won't irritate skin

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