Hand trap

Collection Type

  • Armament

Date

1920-1940

GUSN

GUSN-23088

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

Descriptive Terms

steel (alloy)
wood (plant material)
Steel
TRAP, HAND

Inscription

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.""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Western Cartridge Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

East Alton, IL, USA

Object Type

Armament--Accessory

Dimensions

16.25 x 2.125 (HxW), 0.875 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.2838

Places

Illinois (United States)