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A wooden tub, like the one seen here, serves several purposes on the farm, but is mostly used for cleaning and washing. Made by coopers, or barrel makers, wooden tubs are made to withstand daily use. The biggest job of the wooden tub is to aid in the clothes washing process. Tubs hold the water used while scrubbing clothes clean, before they go into the cast iron pot. Once clean, another tub holds the water to rinse the clothes before they go on the line to dry. Early 20th century. The tubs uses are described in the accompanying video.
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