Hazard A Guess: Week of Feb. 20, 2003

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A snowy hello from Hazard!

Long-time reader Jim Coleman of Wellsville, Ohio, was our lone guesser on Item No. 673. We’ll share his response, but show the item here again this week, in the hope that another reader will confirm Coleman’s answer. Ralph Anstine of Alliance, who shared the item with Farm and Dairy, doesn’t know what it is.

Coleman says the tool is a “banana knife,” used to cut bananas from the stem.

In 1928, Coleman worked in a grocery store where they hung the bananas and would individually cut the “hands” to give the customer as many bananas as they needed. (Coleman, who’s 89, adds that he went to work at the store at 7 a.m. and stayed until 10 p.m. – for $2.)

Can anyone else help us out?

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

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