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I have a washboard from the National Washboard Co. No 801

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I have a washboard from the National Washboard Co. No 801 made in the USA
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Kim D. replied 5 years ago.

These old washboards are fun antiques but they are not highly collectible or rare. They show up on the market spuratically but have modest value. Here are some records to give you a sense.

 

Vintage 801 NATIONAL WASHBOARD CO. The Brass King

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Sold For: $15.00 USD - Date: 7/20/2011 1PM

Category: Antiquities - Original Category: Antiques : Primitives

 

VINTAGE WASHBOARD"NATIONAL WASHBOARD CO" BRASS KING 801

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Sold For: $19.95 USD - Date: 6/29/2011 3PM

Category: Unknown Category - Original Category: Unknown

This is an original washboard made by the "National Washboard Company". In good condition, it is their "Brass King Model #801. I have no clue how old it is, but I'm sure it hasn't been in the Sears catalog for a while! The front says "National Washboard Co. No 801. Trade Marks Reg US Patent Off. Made in USA. Chicago, Saginaw, Memphis". The back says "Brass King-

 

NATIONAL WASHBOARD CO NO 801 WASHBOARD MADE IN U.S.A.

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Sold For: $11.95 USD - Date: 6/14/2011 7PM

Category: Antiquities - Original Category: Antiques : Primitives

NATIONAL WASHBOARD CO WASHBOARD, NATIONAL IN RED LETTERING, NO 801. SAYS TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. MADE IN U.S.A., MEMPHIS ON LEFT AND CHICAGO ON RIGHT

 

Antique National Washboard Co. No. 801 The Brass King

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Sold For: $24.00 USD - Date: 10/12/2010 7AM

Category: Unknown Category - Original Category: Antiques : Home & Hearth : Washing Machines

I have for your consideration, my antique National Washboard Co. No. 801 wood and brass washboard. This is the Brass King! It is in very good condition. It is a two sided board (meaning there is print on both sides). The front lists the cities Chicago, Saginaw, and Memphis. The back says "The Brass King", "Top Notch", "Sanitary Front Drain", and "The Board Will Do The Work". This is a good, solid, original condition piece

 

National Washboard Co National No. 801

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Sold For: $11.38 USD - Date: 6/19/2010 7PM

Category: Antiquities - Original Category: Antiques : Primitives

Authentic wood washboard from the National Washboard Co. It good condition. Any questions please let me know. Thank you.

Wood & Brass Washboard # XXXXX National Washboard Co.

Sold For: $19.95 USD - Date: 9/27/10


Wood & Brass Washboard # XXXXX National Washboard Co.

 

There were plenty more to show you as there were almost 30 sold in these histories just in the last 2 years. I hope this is helpful - you did not mention if yours was marked Brass King so I want you to see a few of those records too.

 

 

Best wishes, Dori

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