Hazard A Guess: Week of Feb. 25, 2010

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Hello from Hazard!

Woo-hoo! We are on a roll! We’ve had two new items in the last two weeks, and sharp-eyed readers quickly identified them in no time at all!

Item No. 884 is a tire gauge, say Carl Webster, of Brunswick, Ohio, and Frank Ehrman, of Medina, Ohio. Specifically, Webster adds, it’s a Schrader tire pressure gauge, just about 2 1/2 inches long.

“The rimmed end has an opening that would be placed on the valve stem,” he writes. “The other end has a pop-up stem that has marks on it that show the pressure.”

Frank Muellner, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, shared the item with Hazard, and adds that the gauge was made by the A. Schrader Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y., and is marked with “pat’d Mar 28 1916″.

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Item No. 884

Thanks to all three gentlemen for making the Hazard world go ’round!

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Our newest item, Item No. 885, comes from a stash sent in by photographer Ken Kahlbaugh, who spied it in an exhibit Dennis Hevener had at Oglebay Park’s Fort Henry Days last year. And, no, we’re not asking about the dollar bill!

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Item No. 885

Anyone know how this trowel-looking thing was used? Write to: Hazard a Guess, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460; or via e-mail to: editorial@farmanddairy.com.

And if you’ve got a Hazard-ous item in your shed, barn or basement, send us a photo or digital photo file, along with a complete description of the item and its use. You can use the contact information above, or even send a photo via our Web site.

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