Thursday, January 13, 2011

Build a better mouse trap ... A Sears Catalog Redux

OK, I just couldn't put down the 1896 Sears Catalog.  I came across the page with rat and mouse traps and it made me think about what life was really like for our ancestors.  Mice and rats must have been as common as visits from in-laws!
The Marty Rat Trap caught my attention.  The selling point for this device is that it is used in the leading hotels, market houses, and public institutions.  If that wasn't enough to get you to buy it, they have testimonials stating the the Marty Rat Trap will catch rats up to capacity night after night as long as the rats hold out!

If you are intrigued by these traps, check out this really neat site... Mouse Traps.      

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it ironic that, with all inventive turn-of-the-century mousetraps the listed here, and all the advances in mouse trap technology that have occurred since, like the new electric ones, the old standby wood and spring ones are still being used? That's why I always find it instructive to look at how our ancestors did things.