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Publication numberUS1024187 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 23, 1912
Filing dateOct 21, 1911
Priority dateOct 21, 1911
Publication numberUS 1024187 A, US 1024187A, US-A-1024187, US1024187 A, US1024187A
InventorsWilliam W Donaldson
Original AssigneeWilliam W Donaldson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined advertising medium and fly-trap.
US 1024187 A
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i1,(;w24c,187. Q Patentd Apr. 23, 1912.

14 I)? fialzzzfaffi'on I Elvwzwtoz WILLIAM W. 'DONALDSON, OF KEWANEE,



Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed October 21, 1911.

rarcntcmmpss, 1912. Serial No. 658.076.

roan whom it may concern.

Be it known that I, VVILLIAM \V. DoNALn- SON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kewanee, in the county of Henry and State ,of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Combined Advertising; Medium and Fl yli'ap, ficatlon.

This invention relates to certain improvements in combined advertising,mediums and fly traps.

The invention has'for its object to provide for and to promote conm'iercial advertising and, in connection therewith, to effect the entrapping of flies.

A. further object is to effect these purposes in an extremely simple, economical and ready manner.

A still further object is to carry out these ends with sanitary conditions in view, by providing for destroying or incinerating both the cntrapping medi'umand the entrapped dead flies finally.-

The invention consists of certain instrumcntalities and features substantially as hereinafter fully disclosed and defined by the claims.

In the accompanying drawing, illustrating the preferred embodiment of my invention wherein it will be understood that various changes and modifications may be made as relates to the detailed construction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit thereof, l ig ure 1 is a perspective of the device. Fig. 2 is a front elevation, partly in sectiomth'ereof. Fig. 3 is a view of the same viewing upwardly from within. Fig. 4 is a view of the device folded.

1n practising my invention, I construct 0r forn1 the same preferably from some inexpensive and suitable material, as paper and the l.ike,'the rates of manufacture of which will allow of the gratuitous distribution thereof in a commercial way inadapting the same for advertising aurposes, as will be more fully appreciated rom the following.

The device or contrivanee designated generally as 1, is constructed or formed preferably in substantially.pyramidal outline, the details of such construction being, carried out in any suitable way which it is thought is not necessary to describe herein.

Each of two sides or lateral walls 2 of the device is preferably of imperforate pasteof which the following is a specior textile material to allow of the read board, or like material, of sullicient stillness or stability. to enable the some to stand in upright position, and which are joined so as to be collapsible o1-.fold.-ible as disclosed by Fig. 4. The remaining, or front-side or wall 3 of the device is preferably of netting y,co operation thereof with the lateral walls in rendering the device collapsible or lolda'ble,

a'nd which aids in admitting ligl'itthcrcin,

especially as dcsirable in connection-with the chamber of a fly trap.

Tnteriorly of, and suitably attached at its.

lower edges to the walls of the device, as thus far coustrm-ted, is a bottom-member t preferably of oiled paper, netting or like material, and also of pyramidal, outline, with its tapering portion or point of con vergence terminating in a tubular member 5 for the upward passage of the flies therethrough. into the cntrap 'iing chamber (3, as the resultant of the pyramidal structure.

The device or structure is adapted to be supported upon leg-forming downward-extensions of the stilt or paste-board walls thereof, to provide passages 8 for directing the flies finallyinto the trap, as presently seen.

The device or structure is adapted to have :ulveriising matter displayed more particularly upon its stilt or 'iaste-board walls, .as is apparent. and thus serve as a.

combined fly-trap and advert sing medium, the same being as previously stated, distributed comi'uercially. while it may be also placed in dwellings or elsewhere for use.

Preliminary to disposing; or setting the trap.or device, a piece of paper, with a quantity of molasses thereon, is suitably placed to attract the flies; when this has been clfectcd, the trap or device is placed over the molasses-trcatml paper: the at tracted flies, in attempting to es ape and in their naturally upward-(light, will be directed by the upwardly converging portions of the bottom-member 4- into and through the tubular member 5, which will result: in entrapping the flies in the chamber (3, as is apparent.

What is claimed is:-

1. A device of the character described, including lateral and front foldable walls, together with a converging foldable bottommember having a passage-forming tubular member at its point of convergence.

2. A device of the character described,

ward extensions.

3. A device of the character described,

conbining an advertising medium and a flytra including lateral and front fold able wfa ls, together .with a foldable converging bottom-member, said lateraland front walls being arranged in pyramidal outline and said bottom-member having a passageforming tubular member at its point of con vergence. i l

4. A device of the character described, combining an advertising medium and a flytrap, including lateral and 'front foldable' walls, together with a foldable bottom memher, said lateral and front walls being arranged in pyramidal outline, 'said'jbottom member also being of like outline, the taper ing or converging upper portion of said bottom-member having applied thereto a passageiorming tubular member." a

5. A device of the type descrihed ,-including 'upwardly converging foldably--connected walls, and an upwardly converging bottom foldably connected to sard walls, at their lower edges, said bottom havinga passage-forming tubular 'member at its point of conver ence.

6. A device 0 the type described, including upwardly converging foldablyconnected walls, and an upwardly converging bottom foldably connected to said walls at.

their lower edges, said bottom havin a passage-forming tubular member at its converge, one of said-Walls and the orming.

int of members of, said bottom being .foraminous.

In testimony that I claim theforego'ing as my own, I have hereto ":aflixedmy, signature in the presence of two witnesses. v WILLIAM W. DQNALDSON; Witnesses:


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US3581429 *Apr 7, 1969Jun 1, 1971Gordon WoodInsect trap
US5253450 *Aug 3, 1992Oct 19, 1993Scott MuramatsuInsect trap
U.S. Classification43/107
Cooperative ClassificationA01M2200/012