Posted 6 years ago
In the days before aluminium and PVC doors and windows it was much more difficult to keep insects out of the house. Beetle traps like this one were popular. A bait was placed in the central cup but when the unsuspecting beetle tried to walk across the flaps they rotated, throwing the beetle into the bottom of the trap from which there was no escape. The original label, in very poor condition, is still on the back. Made from tin.