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Mouse Trap - 'Four in One', 1940s Object Reg. No: SH 890739

Summary:
Wooden mouse trap with holes at each corner, to trap four mice. Trapping mechanism baited underneath, when released springs up and kills mouse by suffocation (noose under throat).

Used at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond.

Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd was formed in 1924 and produced leather gloves and coats, handbags, helmets and associated leather goods. The company first operated in Smith Street, and subsequently Alexandra Parade, Collingwood, relocating to Victoria Street, Richmond in 1928, where it remained until 1988.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.00 cm (Height), 5.50 cm (Width), 10.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glovemaking, leatherworking, pest control, trades, working life, mouse traps
Themes this item is part of: Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Amos Griffiths Simpson, Glove Manufacturer (1878-1953), Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, 1924-1988, Production Processes at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Working Life at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Workers at Simpson's Gloves Factory
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: pest control
Inscriptions: Stamped: 'FOUR IN ONE MOUSE TRAP / TRAPS THE FAMILY / MADE IN AUSTRALIA / PATENT AP FOR 1805/43'.
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1943-1960

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