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Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design consists in "the combination of the wire frame having the parallel base-arms, the coiled-springs, the upwardly-extending arms, and the downwardly-extending loop, the loop or ring on the bend and engaged portions of said wire, and the trigger-wire having the frontwardly-projecting point engaging said ring" (lines 80-87).
Date: July 10, 1888
Creator: Beversdorf, Louis, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal-trap. This design consists in "the combination, with the frame, of the spear fitted to slide therein and provided with a notched shank, spring for forcing the spear down, and the trigger pivoted to the frame and provided with a forked plate at its lower end, and with a toe for engaging the notch of the shank of the spear" (lines 8-15).
Date: November 29, 1887
Creator: Wood, Evans
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal-trap. This design consists "[i]n a trap comprising a well having ingress-openings in diametrically-opposite sides, the combination, with a cage constructed to move vertically in the said well, of plates mounted in ways and constructed to slide past and cover the said openings and having connection with the cage to counterbalance the same" (lines 86-93).
Date: April 5, 1892
Creator: McLeod, Charlie Mike
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design consists in "a platform having a rod or bar secured to its upper face, and having the ends of the choke-spring coiled thereon, pins or prongs extending from one edge of the platform for engagement with a side of a box, a box having one of its sides elevated, against which the pronged end of the platform abuts for engagement therewith, and having recesses in its opposite ends for the recession of a loop, which passes thence over the free end of the platform for binding the same to the box" (lines 3-14).
Date: June 12, 1888
Creator: Beach, Philemon Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable frame upon which a revolver or pistol is secured, a treadle which is secured to the front end of this frame, and a suitable spring and levers, by which the fire-arm is discharged when the animal steps upon the treadle" (lines 14-20).
Date: December 26, 1882
Creator: Williams, James Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for improvements in bait-trigger traps for catching small animals, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 25, 1891
Creator: Edwards, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for an animal trap meant to trap animals that burrow in the ground, such as prairie dogs. The trap catches the animal when it leaves its den and the animal cannot escape the trap.
Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Manning, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap with a unique construction. It can be used for many animals but is specially made for salamanders or other burrowing type animals.
Date: September 9, 1902
Creator: Hetherington, Sam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap whose specially designed cylinders play a crucial role in tiring the animal while it is struggling to escape the trap doors Ultimately, succumbing to exhaustion and hastening its drowning in the trap's water reservoir.
Date: January 14, 1913
Creator: Link, William A
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for an animal trap "having a vestibule which will be operated by the weight go the animal entering the same to close the entrance-door and open an exit-door into a receiving compartment or cage" (line 13-18) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1905
Creator: Kirk, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improved self-setting trap that can capture and kill animals while preventing them from reaching the bait.
Date: August 28, 1906
Creator: Sheridan, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design consists in "the combination of the base-board having the opposite recesses and the transverse shaft, the yoke having the spring-coils mounted on the projecting ends of the shaft in said recesses, the standard having the holding-rod, the trigger, and the guards or prongs secured in the base-board" (lines 20-26).
Date: August 19, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap with a new kind of trigger fir closing the door to the trap.
Date: December 13, 1910
Creator: Hatchell, Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for a small animal trap which consists of a cage suspended in the air on a spring system which drops when an animal disturbs the bait.
Date: July 20, 1909
Creator: Franks, Marion M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap that requires the animal to fully enter the jaws of the trap to reach the bait and that reliably springs the trap upon the entrance of an animal but not when refilling the bait in the trap.
Date: March 26, 1907
Creator: Dubois, James Madison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for a foot trap for catching animals known for their furs that will prevent the animal from gnawing the trap or his foot off.
Date: May 9, 1911
Creator: Roberson, Elige L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Tread.

Description: Patent for improvements in animal-treads when “animal is placed in the tread, the single or double tree being attached to the arm c’, and thus in addition to his weight he will have his strength to operate the tread. The function of the rope and weight is to keep the traces and tree from under the animal’s feet in case he should slack his speed, and thus prevent his tripping.” (Lines 59-66) Illustration is included.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Bevil, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department