Hazard A Guess: Week of Feb. 27, 2003


Hello from Hazard!

If you’re a snowbird, stay put! Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York are still having winter, in case you’ve tuned out the Weather Channel.

If you live in the snow – as most of us do – hang on, spring is coming. But then, it’ll probably rain all spring and we’ll whine about that, too. We humans are a curious bunch.

Ralph Anstine of Alliance, Ohio, dropped in to tell us that he knew what Item No. 673 was, but he wanted to know if it had a name. Well, we haven’t heard from any readers, so I guess he’ll have to stay in the dark.

The banana knife was a close guess, Anstine said, who remembers a local grocery using one, too. But that tool is not as long and is quite a bit heavier, he says. His tool was used to either trim leaves from sorghum plants or tobacco plants.

Item number 674 comes from Herb Witzgall of Moundsville, W.Va. It’s about 16 inches long and the size of the openings on the ends are different sizes. The center grip is about 3/4 inch wide.

Can anyone hazard a guess as to its use?

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


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