Hazard A Guess: Week of Sept. 25, 2008

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Hello from Hazard!

We received several other correct responses to Item No. 843, which we unveiled last week as a weed puller. Dave Majlinger of Elyria, Ohio, and Joseph Kocian of Kent, Ohio, also both knew how the tool was used.

Mr. Kocian also adds that he understands the tool was originally called “Grand Pa’s Weed Puller.” Interestingly, he says the owner of the original patent handed it down and this item was recently reproduced exactly like the original and sold on the cable shopping network QVC!

What’s that old saying about “everything old is new again”?

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We received a straggling response to Item No. 842, the tobacco grinder, from Dan Steiner of Orrville, Ohio. Thanks, Dan!

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This week’s newest Hazard a Guess item comes from longtime reader Gailey A. Henderson of Williamstown, W.Va. Do you have any idea how this little pot was used? If so, we want to hear from you! Write to: Hazard a Guess, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460; or via e-mail to: editorial@farmanddairy.com. Please include your name, hometown, state for proper identification.

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. My Aunt had one by her fireplace and it was filled with kerosene and it was applied to the wood with the handled object that I think had a mop type head on it.

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