Hazard A Guess: Week of March 27, 2003.


Hello from Hazard!

Robert Haas of Navarre, Ohio, was our lone, brave respondent on Item No. 675, which we never could identify.

Haas says the dimension would have been helpful, but he’s guessing the hook tool was used by an ice man to carry a block of ice for the ice box. A short piece of rope between the eyelets and choked over the shoulder helps carry the ice.

Since Loren Rope, who submitted the item, didn’t know what it was used for, we’ll either never know or have to take Haas’ answer as gospel truth. (Hey, we never said “hazard-ing a guess” was an exact science, hence the word “guess!”)

We’ll show Item No. 676 again this week, since we didn’t receive any responses prior to deadline.

Edward Wanchock of Sewickley, Pa., shared the item and tells us the tool is 23 1/2 inches when open; 13 inches when closed.

If you think you know what the tool was used for, drop us a line: Hazard a Guess, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460, or via e-mail: editorial@farmanddairy.com.


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