The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 5: Machines and Machinery

Man traps

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1922. The common man-trap is a rat-trap on a large scale, differing from it only in the mode of setting; the former being baited and left loose, and the latter not being baited, but fixed to the ground by a chain. This is a barbarous contrivance, though rendered absolutely necessary in the exposed gardens around great towns. Its defect is, that its severity defeats its own purpose; for though kept and exposed to view in many places in the daytime, yet few venture to set them at night; and hence intruders, calculating on this humanity, enter, and commit their depredations, in spite of these machines.