Hazard A Guess: Week of Oct. 4, 2001

Hello from Hazard!

The mail keeps coming on Item No. 629, the safety wire pliers we unveiled in the Sept. 20 issue.

More thanks to the following readers who correctly identified the tool, which is not an antique and is still being used (we never said “hazards” were all old things, just odd things!). We heard from:

Joe Betz, Library, Pa.; William Kuckelheim, Port Clinton, Ohio; Gary Kosiba, North Lawrence, Ohio; Dave Habyan, Kent, Ohio; Roy Deemer, Minford, Ohio; Howard Baker, Cortland, Ohio; Larry Mettler, Sunbury, Ohio; Dan Redfoot, Stoneboro, Pa.;

John Kozlowski, Erie, Pa.; John Bigley, New Castle, Pa.; Pete Lawrentz, Streetsboro, Ohio; Donald Duda Jr., Berlin Center, Ohio; Keith Zickefoose, Tallmadge, Ohio; Norm Paul, Berlin Center, Ohio; and Jason Bowers, Richmond, Ohio.

Now, any takers on Item No. 630, which we first featured last week? As we mentioned earlier, this is about 12 inches long (on a 4-foot heavy duty handle), and is about 8 inches wide and made of sheet iron. What was it used for?

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

If you’re online, checkout the last four weeks’ worth of Hazard a Guess on our Web site: www.farmanddairy.com. Just click on the “Hazard a Guess” link in the index at the left.

Until next week, may all your guesses be on target.

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