Animal trap; LDQEH.2007.313

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Animal trap

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LDQEH.2007.313

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peter. 27 Nov 2011 15:36 PM,UTC

An 1850s Victorian double spring trap.
The ring on the base would have been chained to an iron pin anchored in the earth.
It is well rusted and looks like the brass catch on the bracket,and the depression plate which sprung the jaws, is missing.
The jaws would have been pulled apart to lie flat each side and held on one side by a brass (non rusting) catch, that was released when anything stood on the missing centre pressure plate.

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