Patent Model - Improvement in Animal-Trap

Maker and role
Adam Brown, Patentee
Production date
Dec 21 1869
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Media/Materials
Wood, iron
Measurements
9 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 10" (24.1 x 24.1 x 25.4cm)
Description
Brown's patent "relates to improvements in traps for rats, squirrels, and other animals; and consists in the application, through an opening in the side of a box, of a detachable chute, extending some distance into the box, forming a passage there into, the walls of which are armed with spring-points, arranged, in the usual way, to permit ingress and prevent egress. The floor of the passage is elevated to form a chamber below for enclosing the bait, so that it cannot all be readily devoured." (Patent Number 98,023)
Object number
2015.14.1126a-c
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No
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