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July 19, 2012

Rat trap

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

1880s rat trap

Metal rat trap patented in 1883 and manufactured in France.   Also known as “Marty’s French Trap,” this model consists of two compartments:  an introductor (the space where the rat enters, indicated by a spiral wire) and a collector (an inner compartment whose sealed exit traps the rat).  The trap was used in private homes and regarded as the medium or family size.

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One Response to “Rat trap”

  1. Lee ly Says:

    I’d like to buy one.I live in California,USA. How much is it? How do I order?

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