Hazard A Guess: Week of Sept. 24, 2009

Hello from Hazard!

All’s quiet on the Hazard-ous front — meaning we haven’t heard boo about Item No. 872 from anyone.

Here’s what we told you last week:

Item No. 872 comes from Jim Hudkins of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

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Item No. 872

Now, please don’t tell us it’s a wrench, Jim wants specifics: “I enclose a picture of a wrench made by, or for, the Ford Motor Company, and is marked ‘Ford USA.’ … Not the square projection on the end of the handle. I have asked a number of mechanics and collectors, to no avail, but all agree that it must be for adjusting something — and Ford would not have taken the trouble to put it there otherwise.”

So, what Jim and Hazard want to know is: What was the specific use of this Ford wrench with the rectangular projection on the handle end?

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

And tune in next week to see if we discover the answer to our mystery tool

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