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Tools and Hardware4454 of 6292Chronometer clock escapement model by Thomas MercerOld 1000 Ounce WEIGHT For Industrial Scale or Bronze Foundry BAR?
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Posted 5 years ago


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1st photo is my mouse trap! 2nd. photo is 100 year old home made Victorian from Lavington Museum, which I believe is in Wales, 2nd photo is Pennsylvania Dutch Museum 3rd photo is GREAT FROM CHRISTIE'S AUCTION SOLD FOR $2,947.!!! THE ENGLISH DID NOT MESS AROUND!! THIS WHEN MOUSE TRIGGERED IT, A LARGE IRON BAR CRUSHED HIM!!! HE NEVER KNEW WHAT HIT HIM!!! I Believe it is Georgian!! Works like French Guillotine but crushes head, not cutting off head! thanks for looking


  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    A dutch friend made a simple trap just using a flat piece of wood & a plastic paint bucket. Put the bait on a flat stick over the bucket & balanced the stick on the ledge. Mouse went out the stick for the bait, stick & mouse fell into bucket with some water in the bottom & drowned. He got them all.
  2. toracat toracat, 5 years ago
    I looked at a lot of traps, I guess wood ones are special. I saw an ad with a big iron one from the late 30's and Bing Crosby photo was on it! Guess he made money from mouse traps!
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Maybe Bing was the lure? I know, uncalled for.
  4. toracat toracat, 5 years ago
    Should have used Cagney "You dirty rar!" haha
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Or LBJ. They say that is too short so I'll throw in G.W. Bush.

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