Hand Forged Double Spring Trap, Western, Fur Trade, Traps United States, Unknown, western, western: fur trade, western: fur trade: traps, western: fur trade: unknown
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Hand forged double spring trap

Item Number: AF0633


Hand forged double spring trap. The mechanism consists of a wide jaw with two springs and a square pan at the center to activate the trap. A drag chain was attached to stake into the ground in order to ensure that the animal did not escape. These traps ensured the animal pelt was intact and unblemished for the fur trade. The cost and efficiency of the traps revolutionized the trapping and fur industry in North America.

PERIOD: Early 19th Century

ORIGIN: Unknown, United States

SIZE: Jaws 8.675"; trap: 25"L x 9"W


PRICE $900

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