Insect Destroying Apparatus.

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Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "relates to apparatus . . . in which a vessel having an open bottom, but closed top and sides, and containing a furnace for burning obnoxious substances, is projected into or made to form a close joint with the ground, and which has a fan or pump combined with it that causes the fumes from the furnace to enter the ant-holes in the ground. [They] have been . . . attended with so many disadvantages . . . [t]he object of [the] invention is to remove these defects . . ... continued below

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[2], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Matthews, James M. August 28, 1883.

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Description

Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "relates to apparatus . . . in which a vessel having an open bottom, but closed top and sides, and containing a furnace for burning obnoxious substances, is projected into or made to form a close joint with the ground, and which has a fan or pump combined with it that causes the fumes from the furnace to enter the ant-holes in the ground. [They] have been . . . attended with so many disadvantages . . . [t]he object of [the] invention is to remove these defects . . . [it] shall be efficient, durable, and labor-saving" (lines 8-25).

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[2], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 284,034, dated August 28, 1883. Application filed December 18, 1882. (No model.)"

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  • August 28, 1883

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  • August 28, 1883

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  • December 18, 1882

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Matthews, James M. Insect Destroying Apparatus., patent, August 28, 1883; [Washington D.C.]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170610/: accessed July 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.