Hazard A Guess: Week of Jan. 29, 2009

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Hello from Hazard!

It’s been a little lonely here this week, as we received only one letter from our hazard-ous readers.

David Hanna thinks Item No. 853, sent in by Daryl Fink of Salem, Ohio, is a lamp wick trimmer. He writes:

The lamp wick trimmer was invented by Philip Sidney Lyman of Chicago, Ill. The curved edge was found to cut lamp wicks in an even way. The patent was issued Feb. 22, 1876, number 173,977.

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We’re moving on to Item No. 854 this week. It was submitted by Les Howell of Beach City, Ohio. If you know what it is, write to: Hazard a Guess, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460; or via e-mail to: editorial@farmanddairy.com.

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