Insect Destroyer.

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Patent for a new and improved pest trap. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable fire chamber provided with a cover at its top, a pipe which passes through its side to admit a blast of air, a removable bottom, which is supported inside of the bottom of the chamber upon suitable supports, and a removable pipe through which the products of combustion are forced . . . when these parts are destroyed they have only to be replaced by new ones" (lines 14-28).

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[2], : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Melcher, John C. November 20, 1883.

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Patent for a new and improved pest trap. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable fire chamber provided with a cover at its top, a pipe which passes through its side to admit a blast of air, a removable bottom, which is supported inside of the bottom of the chamber upon suitable supports, and a removable pipe through which the products of combustion are forced . . . when these parts are destroyed they have only to be replaced by new ones" (lines 14-28).

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[2], : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 288,833, dated November 20, 1883. Application filed August 31, 1883. (Model.)"

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  • November 20, 1883

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  • November 20, 1883

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  • August 31, 1883

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Melcher, John C. Insect Destroyer., patent, November 20, 1883; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170657/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.