Ant Trap.

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Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a tank of water to be buried in the ground and a collar of cheap material to be attached to the tank and placed over the mouth of an anthill. The concave nature of the collar prevents ants from climbing out of it, so they are forced into the water tank, where they drown; the design is cheaper and less toxic than previous designs.

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[2], : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Arnett, Sandridge Thomas November 22, 1881.

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Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a tank of water to be buried in the ground and a collar of cheap material to be attached to the tank and placed over the mouth of an anthill. The concave nature of the collar prevents ants from climbing out of it, so they are forced into the water tank, where they drown; the design is cheaper and less toxic than previous designs.

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[2], : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 249,870, dated November 22, 1881. Application filed August 10, 1881. (No model.)"

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  • November 22, 1881

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  • November 22, 1881

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  • August 10, 1881

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Arnett, Sandridge Thomas. Ant Trap., patent, November 22, 1881; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170258/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.