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Aug. 23, 1938. 2,127,800 R. J. ASTON wAsHBoARn Filed May 26, 193e 1:2 M m.,Z. - 33 W JM . E NTO fw R ATTORNEYS 2,127,800 Patented Aug. 23, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,127,800 WASHBOARD -Robert J. Aston, Pittsburgh, Pa. Application May 26, 1936, Serial No. 81,907 1 Claim. (Cl. 68-231) This invention relates to Washboards and has for the primary ‘object the provision of a device of this character having an improved scrubbing surface which will be efficient for the rubbing of 5 the most delicate fabrics and without danger of injury or damage thereto and which may be sold at a low cost. With these and other objects in View, this in vention consists in certain novel features of con 10 struction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed. For a complete understanding of my inven tion, reference is to be had to the following de l scription and accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a front elevation, partly in section, illustrating a washboard constructed in accord ance with my invention. Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 20 2-2 of Figure 1. Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3--3 of Figure 1. Figure 4 is a sectional View taken on the line 4--4‘ of Figure 3. 25 Figure 5 is a detail sectional View illustrating a modified form of my invention. Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral I indicates parallel legs of channel iron construc tion connected by a head construction 2 consist 30 ing of a rest 3 and a frame construction 4 fitting in the channel portions of the legs and having the latter secured thereto by nails or like fas teners 5. The frame portion 4 forms a rack in one face thereof for the reception of soap and 35 other washing accessories. The rack is formed by cutting out a portion of the frame 4 and the cutout portion is closed by a backing B to which may be secured a receptacle ‘I in which the Wash ing accessories may be positioned when desired. A rubbing surface is constructed from a plu rality of closely related cylindrical members 8 extending into thel channels of the legs I and 5 have adapted to their ends sleeves 9 and 9’ acting as spacers to position the cylindrical members a desired distance apart. The sleeves 9’ fit within the sleeves 9. The edges of the channels of the legs are bent inwardly, as shown at I0, and en- 10 gage the spacers provided by the sleeves 9 and 9’ and thereby secure the cylindrical members against displacement from the legs. The ends of the members 8 may be closed by caps I I which will take the place of the sleeves 9 and 9', as 15 clearly shown in Figure 5. Secured in the lower ends of the legs I and projecting therefrom are cushion feet I2. The lower portions of the legs are connected together by a plate or strip I3, the latter being secured in 20 the channels of the legs by fasteners I4. The cylindrical members 8 are free to rotate relative to the legs and present a very efiicient rubbing surface over which delicate fabrics may be moved without danger of injury or damage thereto. Having described the invention, I claim: A Washboard comprising a pair of metallic parallel channel legs, a head construction con necting said legs, a plurality of parallel cylin drical members extending into the channels of 30 the legs, and cylindrical spacers fitted on the ends of said members, said legs having the edges of the channeled portions bent inwardly to en gage the spacers to thereby hold the spacers against inward movement relative to said mem- 35 bers. ROBERT J. ASTON.