Stumped on the iron tool! Can you Hazard a Guess?

Hazard a Guess for Feb. 4, 2016

Hello from Hazard!
We heard from three additional readers — Ram Muchewicz; Andy Hershberger, Howard, Ohio; and Bob Champer — on Item No. 1044, the woodstove boot dryer, which we had first identified in last week’s issue. Thanks for sending in your responses!

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But we haven’t received any guesses on Item No. 1045, submitted by Ralph Farnsworth, of New Haven, Vermont. The two half-circle, or dome, ends are solid iron (they are not hollowed out, but both have a flat surface).
Do you know how it was used? Email responses to; or respond by mail to: Hazard a Guess, c/o Farm and Dairy, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460.

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For those of you online: Hazard a Guess has returned to our website. Now you can check out our hazard-ous items any time you want, and comment on that page as to your answer (don’t forget to include your hometown/state, so we can give you your five seconds of fame). Each week’s Hazard a Guess column will go live early Thursday morning. Check us out at!


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