Who knows the purpose of this wooden board?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by wcubed, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. wcubed

    wcubed Well-Known Member

    I know what it is, because my great aunt told me. It was used by her mother (my great grandmother).

    I'm just curious to see if anyone else can guess it, before I spill the beans.

    It measures 28" long and 4 1/2 inches across at the widest point. It is the same on both sides.

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  2. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    isn't it for ironing sleeves and pants?
     
  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    It's what we now call a motivational corrector. Previously known as a good old fashioned Paddle board;):smug:
     
  4. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

  5. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    lol cluttered and terry:)
     
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  6. flipper

    flipper Striving to face adversity with tact and humor

    I think blooey has got the cluey.
     
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  7. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Well come on, what is it, short attention span here, y'know!
     
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  8. HippAntiques

    HippAntiques Well-Known Member

    Where was this taken? I love the wood floors!
     
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  9. wcubed

    wcubed Well-Known Member

    I was just enjoying all the funny answers. This coronavirus thing has got everyone cooped up, and the levity was welcome!

    Blooey did indeed get the correct answer.

    It is an ironing board for shirt sleeves on the family farm. My great grandmother would send my great grandfather out to the fields every day in a freshly pressed white shirt. Why I don't know, but it got him the nickname the "kid glove farmer". She's the one who really ran the farm.
     
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  10. wcubed

    wcubed Well-Known Member

    This was taken here in Florida at the stucco bungalow my parents inherited from my great aunt. It was built in the early 30's, and she bought it in the late 40's.
     
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  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Looks to me like a slat out of the back out of one of those old wooden lawn chairs....
     
  12. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Yay! I got it!!
     
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