US 1414066 A
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C. E. BEILHARZ.
APPLICATION man MAY 27. 1921.
1,414,0 6, Patented Apr. 25, 1922.
CARL E. BEILI-IARZ, OF JOLIE'I, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO WM. E. PRATT MFG,
COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 25, 1922.
Application filed May 27,1921. Serial No. 473,186.
To all 20710721, it may concern Be it known that-"I, CARL EUGENE Ben.- I-IARZ, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at J oliet, in the county 0f ill and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mousetraps, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to traps and has special reference to a trap for mice,- rats and the like of the type wherein a spring actuated yoke is'used to catch the mouse.
One important object of the invention is to provide a novel arrangement for holding the various parts of the device on the base.
A second important object of the invention is to provide an improved form of trap wherein the usual nails or tacks employed for holeing the moving parts may be eliminated.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in general of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described,
illustrated in the accompanying" drawings, and specifically claimed.
In the accompanying characters of reference indicate in the several views, and T v I Figure l is a plan view of the improved trap. 1
Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof. 7 Figure 3 is a section on the line 33 of Figure 1 with the working parts removed.
Figure l is aperspective view of the improved means for holding the parts on the base.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the modified form of treadle.
like parts In carrying out the objects of the inven tion there is provided a base 10. Extend ing across this base 10 is a strip of metal cohsisting of a body portion 11 which is cut and bent upward to provide a pair of spaced ears 12 between which is mounted the treadle or trigger 13. The strip 11 is also punched out adjacent each end and turned upward to form ears i i. A "pivot member or pin 15 extends between ears 14: and on c this is mounted a yoke 16 which is normally urged to the positlon shown in full llnes m Figure 2 by means of a coil sprlng 17 one end of'which is engaged over the yoke as at i 18 while the other end rests on the base 10 as at 19. I The strip 11 is of such length that the parts beyond the ears-l4 maybe bent down as at 20to lie alongside of the sides of.
the base 10 while the extremities are bent under the base as at 21 and may, if desired, be provided with prongs 22 which are forced into the base when the device is assembled.
lVith this arrangement of the stripv 11 no tacks,'na1ls, or other fastenings are needed I to retain the strip in position on the base and thus the danger of the strip being detached by the pulling out of nails or tacks is eliminated. I f
Pivoted toan eye24, is a keeper 25 which, when the trap is set, extends over the yoke 16 as 'shown in the dotted line position in Figure 2 and has its end engaged between trigger. l3 thus holding the trap set. until the treadle part ofthe trigger 13 is depressed whereupon the yoke will fly over and catch the animal which has depressed'the trigger.
Inthe' modified form of treadle shown in Figure 5 itwill-be seen that the treadlecon-i- '5 sists'of a wooden body "13 with a metallic drawings, like I grip and pivot 13".
There has thus beenprovided a simple" and efficient device of the kind described and fOII the purpose specified. I
a It is obvious thatminor changes may be [made 111 the form and constructlon of the invention Without departing from the material 85, principles thereof. It is-not therefore de sired to confine the invention to. the exact form herein shown. and described but it is wished to include all such as'properly come within the scope cla-imed- Having thus 1 described the invention, What is claimed as new,
In a'trap of the class describeda base anda bearing'member for pivotally attach ing working parts of the trap to said base andcomprislng a' slngle strip of material having upstanding portions forming bearing ears and having 1ts ends bent down around the sides of-th'e base and extending therebeneath, said bearing member further having prongs on its eXtrem1t1esenter1ng said base; p In test mony whereof I aflix my signature.
' CARL E. BEILHARZ.