Hazard a guess at Farnsworth’s item

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Update for May 12, 2016:
Hello from Hazard!
Last week, we shared Item No. 1054, submitted by Ralph Farnsworth, of New Haven, Vermont, but we haven’t received any explanation from as to its use.
So we’ll tell you that Farnsworth always thought it was a continuous wax lantern, without a glass globe. Do you agree? Disagree? Have more information how this hazard-ous item was used?
Email responses to editorial@farmanddairy.com; or respond by mail to: Hazard a Guess, c/o Farm and Dairy, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460.


 

If you have an item in your basement, shed or barn that you think would be a great Hazard item, send us a photograph by mail or via email (no Polaroids or photocopies, please). Include a detailed description of the item and its measurements, as well as any distinguishing factors and how the item was used. You can use the email or mailing address listed above.


 

Original post from May 5, 2016:

Hello from Hazard!
We received another response on Item No. 1053 that confirms what Patricia O’Brien said last week — that it looks like a butter dish. Reader Wendell Cole, of Lisbon, Ohio, says it looks like a butter dish his mother had. The bottom has a small reservoir to hold some ice under a small tray; the butter was put on the tray, and the domed top covered the butter.
(On the other hand, Pam Sherer, of Hudson, Ohio, says it also looks like a server for communion wafers.)
Our thanks to Jennie Cline, of Woodsfield, Ohio, who shared the beautiful silver-plated item.


For our next item, Item No. 1054, we reach into a stash of photos sent in by Ralph Farnsworth, of New Haven, Vermont. Do you how think this was used?
Email responses to editorial@farmanddairy.com; or respond by mail to: Hazard a Guess, c/o Farm and Dairy, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460.


If you have an item in your basement, shed or barn that you think would be a great Hazard item, send us a photograph by mail or via email (no Polaroids or photocopies, please). Include a detailed description of the item and its measurements, as well as any distinguishing factors and how the item was used. You can use the email or mailing address listed above.

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