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Publication numberUS898852 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 15, 1908
Filing dateJan 8, 1908
Priority dateJan 8, 1908
Publication numberUS 898852 A, US 898852A, US-A-898852, US898852 A, US898852A
InventorsTimothy A Duggan
Original AssigneeTimothy A Duggan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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898,852. Patented sept. 15,1908.


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To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, TIMOTHY A. DUGGAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans and State of Louisiana, have invented new and useful Improvements in Insect-Traps, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to traps or devices for the purpose of preventing insects, such as ants, from gaining access to tables and similar articles of furniture; and it has for its object to simplify and improve the construen tion and operation of this class of devices.

A further object of the invention is to pro vide a simple and inexpensive trap, having a compartment for containing a poisonous or noxious compound or material adapted to obstruct and prevent the passage of insects,

. thus preventing such insects from having access to a table or article of furniture, the legs of which are supported in traps of the improved description.

With these and other ends in view which will readily appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the improved construction and novelv arrangement and combination of parts which will be hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings has been illustrated a simple and preferred form of the invention; it being, however, understood that no limitation -is necessarily made to the precise -structural details therein exhibited, but that changes, alterations and modifications within the scope of the invention may be resorted to when desired. In the drawing, Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the applicationof the invention to a table, the legs of said table being supported in traps constructed in accordance with the invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical sece tional view of the improved trap.

Corresponding parts in the several figures are denoted by like characters of reference.

The improved trap in its preferred form comprises a body A and a lid or cover B.

The body A comprises aA bottom l having an outer wall 2 and concentric rims or flanges 3-4, the former of which coperates with the wall to form an annular rece tacle 5 in which suitable material calculate to impede or prevent the passage of creeping insects may be placed as shown at 6; it being under- Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed January 8, 1908.

Patented Sept. 15, 1908.

Serial No. 409,827.

stood that this material may be of any nature and that it may be in powder, liquid or other form. The rim or flange 4 surrounds a central space 7 adapted for the reception of the leg or leg caster of a table or other article of furniture as shown in FiO. l of the drawings, where O represents a tabzle and L, the legs of the same.

The lid or cover B is provided with an annular flange 8 exteriorly engaging the wall 2 of the body A said lid or cover is also pro vided with a central aperture 9 surrounded by a depending flange l0, said aperture being of a diameter considerably exceeding that of the rim or flange 4 upon the bottom of the body of the trap. The rim or flange l0, as will be clearly seen in Fig. 2 of the drawing, will thus be positioned intermediate the flanges 3-4 of the body of the trap when the lid or cover is in position on the latter.

The members of the improved trap may be stamped or otherwise suitably manufactured from sheet metal or any other suitable material that it may be desired to use for the purpose 5 it being understood that within the scope of the invention, glass, pottery or other analogous material may be employed in the manufacture thereof. The noxious material 6 having been placed in the compartment 5 of the trap, the lid is applied to the latter, and the surface of the material is thus kept clean and free from dust, and prevented from being scattered.

One of the improved traps is placed beneath each leg ofthe article of furniture which it is desired to protect from the ravages of insects and it is evident that the lower ends of the legs being confined within the flanges 4, said legs will be annularly spaced from the depending flanges 10 of the trap. Insects attempting to reach the legs of the table will thus be compelled to pass the material 6, which as before stated, is of a nature to present an impassable barrier.

When the device is applied to articles of furniture the legs of which are provided with casters, such casters will be confined in the spaces surrounded by the flanges 4, as will be readily understood.

I-Iaving thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new is1- An insect trap comprising a body having an annular compartment and an annular flange spaced from the inner wall of said compartment7 in combination with a lid havi In testimony whereof., affix my signature ing an annular Hange engaging the 1outer Wall in presence of tWo Witnesses.

of the compartment and a centra a erture surrounded by a depending ange poslitioned TIMOTHY A' DUGGAN' intermediate the inner Wall of the annular Vitnesses: compartment of the body and the annular PAUL W. MALONEY, ange of said body. THOMAS MoDoNALD.

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Cooperative ClassificationA01M29/34