Hazard A Guess: Week of Aug. 21, 2008


Hello from Hazard!

Sorry to have to shame you last week into responding on item No. 840, but it must’ve worked because four readers responded with a similar answer and three others hazard-ed another guess.

So, the whopping four-reader consensus is that the long-handled gizmo is a tool for removing slate from a roof. Those who separately agreed on its use included: Kaye Brown, Mount Chestnut, Pa.; James Cogar, Canton, Ohio; Walter Fahrny, Rootstown, Ohio; and an anonymous reader who simply drew an arrow toward the green M&M on the note paper and signed it “me.” And that’s a new one for hazard, but anyone who relates to a green M&M is A-OK in our book.

Thanks to all who answered my challenge last week!
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Richard Abel of Canton, Ohio, was the lone reader to respond to Item No. 841 as of presstime, but he’s right, so he gets the glory.

It is a knife or cutting edge for cutting big wheels or blocks of cheese.

Our thanks to Mr. Abel and to Les Howell for submitting the photo.

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And that means we move on quickly to Item No. 842, originally shared by Russell May of Lowell, Ohio.

If you think you recognize this item, let us know. 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.


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