US 1857890 A
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May l0, 1932.
D. J. SULLIVAN INSEGT TRAP Filed March l2, 1931 www,...
SWW/who@ J Jalink/aw Patented May .10, 1932 UNITED STATES 11x43;-,E':1Nqr,-,fznwlmg4 Imaam;l zr.y SULLIVAN; or GnANi-'rnvrLLEv,vnAssacnUrsnTTs Appui-.aim ala manila 1931. 15eme-1` not., 5223145.
l The object of ,this invention istoprovide a very simpleand inexpensive device y ivlielef by insects, more lparticularly mosquitoes., may be lcaught and prevented from yini-inning `hu-y 5 man beings or doing other damage The in? vention providesa light device `which ma 7Vloe easily placed Wherever-,desired andVL w ich will `attract `the insects and retain Ithem within its walls so thattliey maybe de-V la kstrayed;` `The invention is illustrated' in the accompanying drawings and Willbe hereinafter first fully described and then more particularly defined in the appended claims.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a plan view of the partly conipleted trap as it is arranged for transportation or storage in quantities,
Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the trap as it is set up for use, and 2G Fig. 3 is a detail section on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2.
In carrying out the invention, there is provided a. blank of cardboard or heavy paper or other similar material which Will be suf- '05 ficiently stiflE to maintain its form after it has been arranged and set up as a trap. This blank comprises a main rectangular portion Wl'iich is creased or scored along the transverse lines 1 so as to define side panels 39 2 and Sand end panels 4 and 5, one end panel having a flap 6 formed along its side edge. Extending from opposite side edges of the side panels 2 and 3 are a top panel and a bottom panel 8 which form the top and bot- ,35 toni, respectively, of the completed trap.
The panel 7 has marginal flaps 9 and 10 along its side and end edges, respectively, and the panel 8 has liaps 11 and 12 formed along Vits side and end edges, respectively. The panel Y 3 is constructed .with openings 13 therethrough defined by radially extending Webs 14 and a hub portion 15, and pivotally mount-l ed upon the hub portion is a damper or valve 16 of similar form comprising radial spokes or Webs and openings corresponding in area and form to the openings 13 through the panel 3. Secured upon the inner surface of the panel 3 over the said openings is a screen 16 of netting, and the pivot member 17 extends through the hub oi the damper and the 'hnb'portion of panel and also through the screen .16',l and Washers or keeper plates 18 are frovlided; against the outer surface of thedainperhub-andthe inner surface of the screen, ',respQCt'vely, fas Will be understood 55' upon reference ft'o Fig, ,"Thee'nd' panel 4 has ,an openingflS formed therethrough, and upoill'tflie irnifer side' of this panel, at the edges of this opening, are secured guards 26, con- Ssting of strips ,fcardboard or other stiff gg i material, Whici converge toward their inner endsso tlilata smallopening will be left between Said ends'tlirough which the insects niay pass 'into the trap. In entering the trap, the Wings of the' insects will be folded, but g5 when they attempt to escape from the trap, their 4Wings' will be outspread so that they iv'i'll"Catchagainstthe'y edges of the several guards and the egress of theinsect's will be tlwrelliy prevfnted l Upon the innerV side of .the pane;` 2 there is suspended a card or plate 2l 4.Ca'I..1'y'l.1..'g the bait? The bait is preferabl blood, and ,it'Ifi's applied to the o'aitholde'r by affijxjing4 toithe'fholdera ipa-d 22 of some 21,15
orbentmatelial .iv'hich'has been dipped in v,the 'blood of Vslaughtered animals, 'the odore-f which will attract mosquitoes vand ,Similarfinsects- 'The 'b afit holderis provided nearl one `.end with afslot or` opening 23 ,tliroughwlll'lh ,'isenga ged a hooi; 24 l secured 11.11.011', be ieper fs'rlfae" "of '.theside 'panel adj are rippereageiqfithe Same sa@ am the L,hp yt hold may 'be easily engaged there'- .01i,l J endpanel 'is eqnippedav-ith ahook orQsimilarf, e vice 25 which' maybe engaged as thrloiiglia vr1 '3f offlyhpaperor similar adliesivefmateri ,indicated at'26,' the pnrpose beingto'etainjon thisadh'esive t'he 'insects `whichz will A ily against the sa me.A in their reifi'orts .to .escape Vfrom the" trap. Buri'ng shipment .ald While' the device'is heing'set up for use, a vfcively einen-.adhesive material is heldby the ,hoQkQ'so as to extend over the ylparper andfpreventjt 2"adherir-1g to the fingers o'ir the .clot nglef the person who is enl- .9.5 gaged infol'ding'and setting up the trap. @The flap L6 is eqnippedwithfa tong-ne 28 of some light flexible material 'which vmay be readilybentinto hook form, and the Hap 11 iseifnipped. ,vvith'gailtongne Q9 of similar ma- 10u dictate,
Vpanel 2 will be bottom and ends of the box. The flap 6 is 20 terial. The side panel 2 is provided with a slit or narrow slot 30 near its lower edge, and with a similar slitor narrow slot 31 at its end edge, and is reinforced around both said slots or slits, as shown in Fig. 1.
In setting up the trap for use, t-h-e flaps 1 1 and 12 are turned upwardly at a right angle to the panel 8, and said panel 8 is turned or folded to a right angle with the side panel 3. The panels 4. and 5 are then folded to'posif tions at right'angles to the panel 3 so that they will abut the upturned fiaps` 12 and vform the ends of the box which constitutes the trap. The side panel 2 is thenv folded so that it will abut the flap 11, and the tongue 29 is engaged through the slit 30 and bentk into hook form, as shown in Fig. '2, whereby the held in proper relation'to the folded so as to lie against the inner surface of the side panel 2, and the serted through the slit 31 and bent into hook form in the same manner as the tongue 29 isbent.- At this stage of the proceeding, the cover 27V may be removed from the hook 25 and the trap will then be completed by folding the top'panel 7 over to the position shown in Fig. 2, with the iaps 9 and 1() fitting within the box and abutting the end panels and the side panel 3, resp-ectively. i
. .The device may now be set upon any `flat surface, or it may have applied to ythe panel 2, near the top of the same, a hook or other suspending device so placed wherever'its use may seem most desirable. The damper 16v is adjusted so that theopenings 13 of the body of the trap will be-exposed to such extent as judgment'may and the odor of the blood upon the pad 22 will then pass out through said openings 13 sc as to attract the insects. Aspreviously stated, the insects may pass through the opening 19 and enter the trap, but their efforts to escaperwill be frustrated by the guards 20, and, in their eorts to escape, they will flyl against the adhesive coated fly paper and be held thereon. `At intervals, the top of the trap may be lifted sothat access may be had. to the interior of the trap to renew the bait and the adhesive paper. iIrn'fcommercial use, extra bait holders with saturated pads vwill be supplied in sealed moistureproof packages so that the bait holders may Abe renewed indefinitely.
From the foregoing connection with the accompanying drawings, it will bereadily noted that I yhave provided anA exceedingly simple and inexpensive device by the use of which mosquitoes and similarinsects will be effectually trapped so that they may bev destroyed.v I
Having thus described the invention, I claim: K
1. An insect trap comprising a box-like struc-ture having an ingress opening through theV .top panel 'tween andv abut tongue 23 is in-Y that the trap may be description, taken in one end, guards on the inner surface of the box around said opening to prevent egress, the box being provided with openings through one side, a screen covering said openings, al damper mounted adjacent said openings and adapted to cover the same, and a bait holder suspended within the box.
2. An insect trap blank havingy side and end panels, a top panel and a bottom panel, one side panel-having slitstherethrough near its lower edge and near itsu free end edge, being foldable and provided at its edges with flaps adapted to fold bethe inner surfaces of the sides and ends thereof, the vbottom panel having similar flaps, a tongue on one of said flaps engageable through the slit near the lower edge of one side panel, a flap on an end panel,
' a tongue on said flap insertible through the slitat the end of the mentioned lside panel,