Sunday, December 04, 2011

Invention of the Day: mouse trap.

Another hundred year old technology that serves us well today: The Animal Trap, as invented in 1899 by John.M.Mast of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (US Patent 744,379)
The object of the invention is to provide means whereby traps of this class may be readily set or adjusted with absolute safety to the person attending thereto, avoiding the liability of having his fingers caught or injured by the striker when it is prematurely or accidentally freed or released.

Below, is the picture of the most popular mouse trap you can buy today at your neighborhood hardware store. By following a common wisdom "Build a better mouse trap and people will beat a path to you door," inventors wasted 110 years of creative effort.

tags: invention, creativity, mousetrap

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