Traps

An Old Circular Bird Trap

An Old Circular Bird Trap. Made from iron and brass. Size 7″ inches. This type of trap was place on top of a fence post to catch birds when they came down to land. One would set the jaws and engage the catch plate, when the bird came to land on the plate it would release the spring and jaws ... Read More »

An Old American Beaver Trap

An Old American Beaver Trap. Made from iron. Size 7″ inches. Made by Messrs Lamb & Co. U.S.A.  This is the double sprung design beaver trap with the original chain, tags and grapple hook. The hook was used to stop the captured animals from getting away. If they tried to run after the trap caught them the hook would trail ... Read More »

An Old British Rabbit Trap

An Old British Rabbit Trap. Made from iron and brass. Size 8″ inches. This trap is set by pulling the interlocking arms apart and engaging the catch plate, when the rabbit runs through and touches the plate the arms release in a scissor action crushing the animal. This trap has its chain and ground holding spike.      Read More »

An Old British Mole Trap

An Old British Mole Trap. Made from iron. Size 8″ inches. To use this mole trap you would locate the active tunnel between two mounds, dig a small hole as deep as the tunnel and place the trap (fully open) between the tunnel openings, when the mole comes through it would dislodge the trigger that holds the jaws open and ... Read More »

Half Round Bird Trap

Half Round Bird Trap. This type of trap was used to catch the birds alive. It used to have a cotton mesh attached to the jaws. It would be opened out to a complete circle, locked in place with a clip, when the bird came in to eat the bait left on the mesh it would release the clip and ... Read More »

An Old American Animal Trap

An Old American Animal Trap. This old animal trap is of the double sprung design. There is a spring each end of the jaws whereas the more common traps like the British gin traps have only one spring. This trap is also foldable, the springs are not permanently fixed to the jaws. This makes it easy to fold and to ... Read More »

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