|Publication number||US1279865 A|
|Publication date||Sep 24, 1918|
|Filing date||Jul 19, 1916|
|Priority date||Jul 19, 1916|
|Publication number||US 1279865 A, US 1279865A, US-A-1279865, US1279865 A, US1279865A|
|Inventors||Elmer E Hendershot, Edward J Marshall|
|Original Assignee||Elmer E Hendershot, Edward J Marshall|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (11), Classifications (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
E. E. HENDERSHOT & E. l. MARSHALL.A
lNSECT CATCHING DEVICE 0R TRAP. APPLycATloN FILEDVJULY 19.1916.
Patented Sept. 24, 1918.
manner f UNITED sTATEs PAT f T GFFICE.
EIJMER E. HENDERSHOT AND EDWARD J'. MARSHALL, 0F ROCKAWAY, NEW JERSEY.
INSECT-CATCHING- DEVICE OR TRAP.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 24, 1918.
To all whom t may concern.'
Be it known that we, ELMER E. HENDER- sHoT and EDWARD J. MARsHALL, citizens of the United States, residing at Rockaway, county of Morris, State of New Jersey, have invented a new and useful Insect-Catching Device or Trap, of which the following is a.
Our invention relates to improvements in said insect traps, and more especially to that class of traps adapted for catching insects, or bugs whichl may frequent furniture, beds, etc., and the objects of our invention arel 1. To provide a device of the character described which may be easily adjusted to, or upon a bedstead. l
2. Such a device constructed in a simple, cheap, and eiicient form.
3. Such a device as may be instantly and readily removed from, or applied to the furniture in question as may be desired.
With these and other objects in view, attention is called to the accompanying drawings, explanatory of the specification, and wl1erein- Figure I is an elevation of one leg of the bedstead, showing the apparatus in place.
Fig. II is a transverse sectional view.
Fig. III is a vertical sectional view.
Fig. IV is a detail view, showing the arrangements of theV parts.
Similar figures refer to similar parts throughout the several parts.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 represents t e case or receptacle as a whole, which may be constructed of any suitable material, and in any desired form as circular, oval, or square. The case 1 is composed of a bottom plate 2, and an upwardly projecting rim 8. Through the center of the bottom plate 2 is pierced a hole d' to permit the passage of the shank of the caster. The bottom plate 2 at the upper side thereof, and at its central portion is thickened to form a boss as shown at 8, so that when the leg of the bedstead is set within the case, a certain space 5 may be left be-' tween the bottom surface of the leg, and the interior face of the case. The purpose of this arrangement is to leave a suiiicient space 5 to receive the semi-circular gummed washers 6, and so that said semi-circular washers may be easily inserted, or removed from the case, and may be easily adjusted up under the leg, or removed as desired. Such insertion, or removal is facilitated by means of the ears 7 attached to the outer edge of the washers 6. The upper surfaces of said semicircular washers 6 are treated with a composition composed of one part castor-oil to three parts rosin melted together, said compositions forming a Viscous andsticky substance designed to catch and hold any insect which may come into contact therewith.
It will be noted that the two semi-circular washers 6, when joined, form a perfect whole. It will also be noted that the elements 'of this invention may be changed as respects form and material so as best to adapt the device to the purposes intended. It will also be noted that this device constitutes an eiicient fly trap when used separate andapart for that purpose, and that for this purpose it may be placed upon window-4 sills, tables, or elsewhere as desired.
In actual use upon a bedstead, the preferable location is between the bottom of the leg and the caster, the caster shank being thrust through hole 4 up into the leg whereby the device is held in firm position, or if this arrangement is for any reason impracticable, the entire case may be set upon the ioor and the caster or base of the leg may be set within the case.
It will be seen that with the device so placed, and with the washers 6 in position, said washers being treated with the composition as aforesaid, or other similar compositions, an effective barrier is offered against insects, or bugs attempting to cross over said washers so as to climb up the legs of the furniture.
While we have herein described certain specic manner and method of constructing our said invention, it is understoodV that we may vary from thesame in minor details, not departing from the spirit of the invention so as best to construct the invention to meet the particular requirements.
Iaving so described our invention, what we claim to he new and patentable is:
1. An insect trap comprising a case, anl
g@ Leveee 2. An insect trap comprising a receptacle the receptacle Without removing the latten open at the top and adapted to be placed from the said leg.
beneath the leg of a piece of funiture and 4 a. sectional member having a. central-opening g1 so as to surround the said leg and provided with a gummed upper surface, said member Witnesses:
being divided into removable sections to en- JOHN N. HENDERSHOT, able it to be placed in and removed from FRANK W. HENDERSHOT.
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