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It's a grenade

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on June 23, 2011 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/STEVE HERRING

David and Susan Crooks stand next to the sewing machine in which they found a World War I grenade.

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This World War I-era German egg frag hand grenade was found in a sewing machine passed down from Daniel Crook to his son, David. The grenade was live.

It started with a thoughtful gesture -- the passing of a family heirloom from parents to their son and his wife. But when David and Susan Crooks started working to restore the antique sewing machine that recently made its...

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