Pistol-Packin’ Mouse Trap


I am just going to go out on a limb and say that this is the best goddamn mousetrap ever invented!

Original article here.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 16, 2015
     Category: Animals | Death | Hygiene | Appliances | 1930s

Oh shit!!! Take this down before BD sees it!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/16/15 at 09:39 AM
It needs a voice recording that plays "Take that, you dirty rat!"
Posted by KDP on 07/16/15 at 09:52 AM
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/16/15 at 10:11 AM
Well, if we're going to talk them to death then why not use this "Rat writ, writ for a rat." by The Duke?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/16/15 at 10:13 AM
Of course, patty, the voice would have to be that of James Cagney.
Posted by KDP on 07/17/15 at 09:50 AM
Why the watch? If you can sleep through a gun going off in your house, you have bigger problems than not knowing when a rat was killed.

My favorite mousetrap was "sold" by JS&A. There was a platform with an electrical grid. A center pole supported a dome and held the bait. When the mouse tried to take the bait, the dome would fall, trapping them, and then they'd be electrocuted (it was an option to only trap them). I put "sold" in quotes because it was a huge marketing campaign and really promoted the marketing group, but I read they never actually sold any! (Sadly my Google-Fu is inadequate to finding an image of said device.)
Posted by Phideaux on 07/17/15 at 04:09 PM
I want one of those for my back yard. Of course, the neighbors might wonder about the intermittent gun shots.
Posted by Harvey on 07/17/15 at 05:12 PM
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