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Hand trap

Description

Tool marked "hand trap." Consists of wooden handle, turned and stained, w/ black painted tip and holes w/ rawhide strap looped through. Springy metal coils at end of handle, painted black. "Trap" is a steel "V" shaped piece w/ one end adjustable via coil at bottom.

Details

Maker
Western Cartridge Co. (Maker)
Date
1920-1940
Inscriptions
Engraved on metal top: ""WESTERN CARTRIDGE CO/ EAST ALTON, ILL USA/ U.S. PAT 1865-173"" Adhesive label on handle: ""Western/ HAND TRAP/ WESTERN CARTRIDGE CO./ EAST ALTON, ILL U.S.A./ MADE IN U.S.A.""
Location of origin
East Alton, IL, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
steel (alloy)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament--Accessory
Places
Illinois (United States)
Descriptive terms
Steel
steel (alloy)
TRAP, HAND
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
16.25 x 2.125 (HxW), 0.875 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2838
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
23088

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