This is a glass candy container or is it? I have also seen it described has a child’s pretend washboard. And then again, I have seen it described as an item that was issued to WWII Servicewomen for their delicates.It is in the shape of a regular wash board. The top has a recessed area in which a very small bar of soap would easily fit. This is where “Midget Washer” appears in big bold letters. Below this is a rippled area for scrubbing clothes. Quite realistic and intriguing, really! At the bottom, there are two short legs.On the back, it is continues with the details - with a fine mesh of miniatures squares that measure twelve squares to an inch. As a candy container, it is explained that candy would be placed in the ridges and after the candy was eaten that they children could play with the washboard as a “pretend” washboard. Either way, I love it. I think it is so very interesting. Heck, it just might have might a quirky novelty!
I have collected several of these over the years. This is one of them. You will receive this exact one as it is being described on this page.
Material: Vintage Pressed Glass. There is a straw mark on the front. I have no idea why these wash boards are prone to the straw marks. But they are. You can easily see this straw mark on most of the pictures. And, of course, this glass is loaded with encased bubbles.
Creator: Judel Glass
Where Manufactured: USA
When: 1939 to 1945 (My guess, since it may have been issed to servicewomen during WWII.)
Approximate dimensions in inches: 8 ¾ Tall x 6 Wide x 9/16 Deep
Print: MIDGET WASHER is located on the front “soap” panel.
Condition: Used Vintage Condition. There are six dull marks on the front. They are not scratches, simply dull small blotches. There is one on rung one, two, three, four, five, and six going from top to bottom. There are no other issues.
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Re1: Eikelberner George and Agadjaian Serge, The Compleat(Yes, it is spelled correctly.) American Glass Candy Container Handbook, 1986. [They described it as either a candy container or a toy.]
Re2: Mathews Robert, Antiquers’ of Glass Candy Containers, 1970. [He stated that it could have simply been a novelty.]
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