Hazard A Guess: Week of Aug. 5, 2004.

Hello from Hazard!

It’s easier to call it a “Snoopy,” because, as we mentioned last week, it’s harder to spell the real name of Item No. 717.

The tool, which we unveiled last week but were unsure of its spelling, is a dzus key, often called a wrench, used to open and close fasteners by the same name that are used on aircrafts and also on today’s race cars.

Don Watson of Columbia Station, Ohio, gave us the proper spelling, as did M.C. Stout of Beaver, Pa., who was an aircraft engine mechanic in the Navy in the early 1950s and carried one of these on his workbelt.

We also heard from Gil Sievers of Medina, Ohio, who’s a pilot and has used the tool frequently.

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James Miller of Louisville, Ohio, was our lone respondent on Item No. 718, so it’s a good thing he was right!

Item No. 718 is a tailor’s tool for cutting button holes in fabric.

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And so we move on to Item No. 719, shared by Keith Greathouse of Uniontown, Ohio. It measures about 16 inches long.

It’s a true mystery, since Greathouse doesn’t know how it is used. Readers?

Send your answers to: Hazard a Guess, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460; or via e-mail to: editorial@farmanddairy.com.

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