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2 Mouse traps

Object Number: 
1932.237i
Date: 
1815-1850
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 1 7/8 in. (10.5 x 4.8 cm)
Marks: 
Smaller burnished: "JOKER/MOUSE TRAP/MANUFACTURED BY/ANIMAL TRAP CO./LITITZ, PA., U.S.A."; Larger trap: "JOKER ___ 5/The joke is on the mouse that monkeys around the business end of this outfit/[in monogram] MASTSACH HARDWARE COMP__T NEW YORK MHC/CHEESE T
Description: 
Wood mouse traps with metal spring contraption attached.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this tabouret was used by Asher B. Durand, an artist and engraver best known for his Hudson River school paintings.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group