Animal trap, mole trap type (incomplete).; LDQEH.2007.314

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Animal trap, mole trap type (incomplete).

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LDQEH.2007.314

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Peter R 05 Dec 2011 21:34 PM,UTC

This is a `Tong or scissor type`dedicated mole trap made in the 1800s of wrought iron, -(except for the leaf-springs on the grips, which have rusted away.)
The grips were depressed on the springs, and the tongs were inserted 2" into the ground with the open jaws aligned with the
mole tunnel awaiting it to trigger the trap.
Simple, - (if you knew where the mole tunnel was..)

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