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Hod Hat

For carrying bricks on your head
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The hod is a device for carrying a load of bricks with one hand, leaving the other hand free to load and unload the bricks, and to facilitate climbing up ladders. It looks like a big right-angle bracket stuck diagonally onto a handle (see link).

But climbing ladders one-handed is dangerous. Isn’t there a way to have not just one, but two hands free whilst carrying bricks? There is now! Try the new hod hat.

Imagine a handsome black bowler hat with the business-end of a hod securely attached to the top. Put it on, load it up with as many as 20 bricks, and up the ladder you go, in safety and comfort.

AO, Mar 21 2003

Hod http://www.tradecar...pations/occ.04.html
Hod carrier with hod [AO, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

(?) Companion hat for mortar http://www.ashland.edu/~bweiss/z9.jpg
[Worldgineer, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

General head carrying http://www.positive.../Regular/joel79.htm
No, it won't send you to the chiropractor. [AO, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Wrap the bricks together first http://uk.geocities...halfbakery/hat.html
heeheeheeheehee heeeeeeeeehoo haaaaa [thumbwax, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Brick wall hat in a combat situation http://www.mnftiu.c...c/fighting.055.html
From the creators of "Get Your War On" [friendlyfire, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       Comes with a One Free Visit coupon for your local chiropractor.
krelnik, Mar 21 2003

       Wouldn't it be even easier/safer to climb that ladder with a hod belt?
beauxeault, Mar 21 2003

       Or a HodCod Piece?
bungston, Mar 21 2003

       Maybe it's for a limited market of those who live in glass houses.
Worldgineer, Mar 21 2003

       Actually, it will send you to a chiropractor, or worse. Somewhere, I came across an article cataloguing the spinal injuries to African women accustomed to carrying their goods on their heads. This was in connection, I recall, with the development of an economical wheelbarrow made from bicycle wheels.   

       So, keep using that hod.
DrCurry, Mar 21 2003

       Some personal advice: never try balancing a full glass of water on top of a mortarboard hat. Especially not minutes prior to collecting your degree...
yamahito, Mar 22 2003

       friendly, what a bizzare, bizzare, bizzare, and relevant comic strip you found.
Worldgineer, Mar 22 2003


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