Hazard A Guess: Week of July 30, 2009

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Item No. 868

Hello from Hazard!

We received two responses on Item No. 868, which John Velegol of Colliers, W.Va., sent us. William Winnefeld of Kent, Ohio, wrote to say he has one just like it. He says it’s made of steel, and he believes it is a fish scaler. Jack Ferguson of Ravenna, Ohio, also provided additional information. He said the item is a cast-iron fish scaler (about 9 inches long) and it was manufactured in Ravenna by the A.C. Williams Co. He also said it’s listed in the company’s F Edition Catalog.

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Item No. 869

Moving on, we’ll show Item No. 869, submitted by R.E. Carper of Canton, Ohio. He found this gadget in a barn and is not sure what it is.

Know how Item No. 869 was used? We’d love to hear from you. 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.

One Comment

  1. guy nelson says:

    i think its used for spreading.what looks like handles are used for holding or pushing something apart.

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