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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Trap

Identifier:
148359
Description:
Small animal trap with pressure plate mechanism and flat steel jaws. A small 'A'-shaped notch is cut in the plate, which sits above two heavy springs. Two side paddles are pulled downward to set the trap.
Materials:
Iron
Dimensions:
3.3" h 6" w 5.2" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. D. W. Hesselschwerdt
Exhibit/Program
Great Lakes Fur Traders (after 2015)
At the heart of the fur trade was the development of effective communication between two radically different cultures.  Both the Native Americans and the Europeans were changed by their contact with each other, yet they managed to create a mutually beneficial system which persisted for 250 years.
Maker/Donor
Mrs. D. W. Hesselschwerdt