Hello from Hazard!
Good news and bad news: The good news is that we can definitely say that Item No. 630 is the concrete spade, a tool to work concrete in forms, as first declared by Charles Williams of Evans City, Pa.
Williams is right, affirms Kevin Kosem of Valley Grove, W.Va; George Korinko, South Park, Pa.; and Vito Antonelli. Kosem explains you push the spade down into the concrete and pull it back out, in an up-and-down fashion. Doing that many time along the form will bring the air to the top of the concrete. The process is also called “vibrating.” George Korinko even called his old boss, who is in his 70s, to verify that that was what it was.
Thanks, Charles Williams, and all the other readers who cleared up another mystery for Hazard watchers.
The bad news? Well, no takers on Item No. 631, which we showed for the first time last week. Take another look and let us know what you think it is.
Send your guesses to: Hazard a Guess, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460; or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.