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New!  Saginaw Globe #700 Washboard, better
Monster-size version of Zinc King #703
Monster-size version of Zinc King #703

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Our Price: $99.99 each

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

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Product Code: 100-612-700-B

Description Technical Specs
Vintage Better Quality Saginaw Globe #700 Washboard
Monster-size version of Zinc King #703
Larger version of family-size Universal #134

Genuine Vintage Saginaw Globe #700 Washboard. Made by National Washboard Co.
The Universal #134 is a favorite among players who want a larger version of the much loved pail-size Zinc King #703. The Saginaw Globe #700 is larger still.

Same Rub Surface Pattern as Zinc King #703
The Saginaw Globe #700 washboard sports the same zinc coated metal rub surface and design pattern players love so much about the Universal #134 and legendary Zinc King #703.

Which Washboard Grade is Right for You?
Pilgrim #0310 washboard we sell is a fine playing vintage instrument. All parts 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 in the frame, water staining, and paint spots from long term storage or display.

Grading Scale in a Nutshell:
The weathered ones cost less, the clean unblemished ones cost more.

Might show scuffs, scratches, minor cracks in wood. Ink might be faded or missing. Might show conspicuous corrosion, 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 back ribs. No missing parts. Framework is sturdy yet flexible. Washboard has been around the block a few times but is eminently playable.

Overall better condition.

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


Appears unused. Ink color and print quality usually good, but not always. 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.

  • Larger Version of Universal #134: Rare, hard to find item.
  • Zinc Rub Surface: Produces warm tone. Will not rust.
  • All Wood Frame: Easy to attach accessory items
  • Large and Durable: Plenty of real estate for accessories.
  • Distinctive Crackly Sound: Not clangy or ringy
  • 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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