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1,' 1946. I ì f P. M. BARBER A.ANTMAL vTRAP y _ y 2,408,593 l Filed Febfzl, 1945" INI/EN TOR. ‘ATTORNEY-5'. 2,408,593 Patented Oct. 1, 1946' Paulmáßarbeanbegaeed's nel; Application February 21, lois, 'seriai'riä'f'ávaeèv (o1. «i3-ss) 1 Claim. 1 2 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. , 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 » 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. , Y the jaw I2 is moved upwardly to a position as shown by Fig. 1 of the drawing, the springs I6 will be tensioned. , ' » _ 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. _ 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. ' . 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. - ' Y 3 :2,408,593 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.