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P. M. BARBER
A.ANTMAL vTRAP
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Filed Febfzl, 1945"
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Patented Oct. 1, 1946'
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Application February 21, lois, 'seriai'riä'f'ávaeèv
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1 Claim.
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The trap also includes a pair of jaws II and
This invention relates to animal traps, the
I2, the jaw II having eyes at its ends that are
primary object of the inventionbeing to provide
ñtted over the ends of the pin I3. Coiled springsl
a trap embodying a pair of pivoted jaws so dis
I4 are coiled around the pin I3 one end of each
posed that an animal setting off the trap, would 1 of the springs being anchored to the body por
necessarily have to be caught at the neck, the Ul tion 5, while the opposite ends of the springs are
jaws acting with such force that the animal
wrapped around the jaw II so thatkwhen the jaw
caught therein, will be instantly killed, resulting
is moved to its set position as shown by Fig. l
' in less suffering for the animal, and with com
of the drawing, the spring will be placed under
paratively little damage to the animal’s fur.
tension to urge the jaw downwardly, when re
Another object of the invention is to provide l
leased.
a trap which may be employed in catching ani
The jaw I2 is formed with eyes at its ends, in
mals, birds or fish, the construction of the trap
which the pin I5 is disposed so that the jaw may
being such that it may be easily set without danger
pivot thereon. The jaw I2 however, is so ar
of injury tothe hands of the person setting the
trap.
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ranged that when in its normal set position, the
ja'w I2 engages the body portion 5 at the side
opposite to the jaw II. CoiledA springs I6 are
mounted on the pin I5, and have their outer ends
wrapped around the jaw I2 adjacent to the eyes
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With the foregoing and other objects in view
which will appear as the description proceeds,
the invention consists of certain novel details of
construction and combinations of parts herein
after more fully described and pointed out Iin
thereof, theopposite ends of the springs vIiì be
ing anchored to the body portion 5 so that when
the claim, it being 4understood that changesmay
be made in the construction andarrangement of
parts without departing from the spirit of the in
vention as claimed.
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the jaw I2 is moved upwardly to a position as
shown by Fig. 1 of the drawing, the springs I6
will be tensioned.
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_ The end 9 and arm I0 of the rod 8, provide
25 the trigger, the end 9 of the rod being designed
Referring to the drawing
Figure 1 is'an elevational view illustrating a
to fit over the jaw II, as shown by Fig. 2, while
trap constructed in accordance with the inven
the arm Iû is arranged to fit over the jaw I2.
tion, the jaws of the trap being shown as grip
To set the trap, it is only necessary to swing the
ping the neck of an animal attempting to remove
jaws II and I2 upwardly, to the positions shown
30 by Fig. 2 of the drawing. The rod 8 is now
the bait from the bait hook of the trap. >
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through
moved upwardly until the end 9 thereof engages
the trap.
the jaw II, and the arm I0 engages the jaw I2.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the bodyl
It is obvious that baitl placed on the bait hook
portion of the trap is indicated by the reference
will attract animals. The animal in an effort
character 5 and comprises an elongated yblock
to remove thev bait from the bait hook, wil1 pull
formed with a centralv longitudinal bore. The
the rod 8 downwardly, releasing the jaws which
body portion 5 is formed with a slot 6, which ex
swing together from opposite sides ofthe body
tends transversely therethrough, from'the upper
end thereof toa point in spaced relation with
portion, grippingan animal between the jaws, y
in a manner as shown by Fig. 1.
the lower end of the body portion, as clearly 40 The trap also includes a supporting rod indi- ,
shown by Figure 1 of the drawing.
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The bait hook is indicated by the reference
' character ‘I and is mounted on the lower end of
the rod 8, which is disposed within the bore.r Oner
end of the rod 8 extends laterally at 9, the‘length -
of the end 9 being such that the extremity thereof
will extend beyond the front surface of the bodyv
portion. As shown, the end 9V moves longitudi
cated by the reference character I‘I, the rod being
provided with a laterally extended arm I8 which
is'provided with a stop I9 at a pointadjacent
to` the' free end thereof. The extremity of the
arm I8 bends upwardly as at 20,'so that when '
the arm is positioned in the openings formed in
the upper end of the body portion for the recep
tion ofthe arm I8, the arm will not slide there
nally of the slot 6.
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from. When the trap is positioned for use, the
Below the end 9, is an upwardly and outwardly 50 rod I1 is forced into the ground surface as shown,
extended arm I0 which also forms a part of the
by Fig. '1, and the body portion 5 is hung on
rod 8, the arm I0 being extended rearwardly
the'arm I8. The jaws IIand I2 are now swung
through the >slot 5, the extremity thereof being k ,
upwardly to the full line positions in Fig. 1 of
disposed beyond the rear surface of the body por
55 the drawing, and the rod 8 is moved upwardly
tion.
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until the end ‘9 thereof and arm I0 thereof en.
therethrough and communicating with the bore,
gage their respective jaws, holding the jaws in ` a rod slidably mounted Within the bore and slot,
their set positions. When the rod moves down
one end of said rod extending laterally through
wardly, the jaws will be freed. and the springs
the slot, an arm extending from the rod and
will move the jaws to the dotted line positions Cil passing through the slot at the opposite side
shown by Fig. 1, catching the animal attempting
of the body portion, and a pair of swinging `jaws
to remove the bait therefrom.
While I have shown and described the trap
pivotally connected with the body portion and
adapted to swing beyond one end of the body
for use in catching animals, it is to be understood
portion, one of said jaws .adapted to engage the
that the trap may be used in catching iish or
end of the'rodrthe opposite jaw adapted to en
birds, with equally as satisfactory results.
gage the arm secured to the rod, holding the jaws
What is claimed is:
in their set positions, said rod adapted to move
An animal trap comprising an elongated body
downwardly releasing the jaws, and said jaws
portion having a central longitudinal bore ex
adapted to swing into gripping relation with re
tending from one end of said body portion, said 15 -spect to each other.
body portion having a slot extending transversely
PAUL M. BARBER.
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