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Object Name Trap, Beaver
Catalog Number 1954.3 [dup1]
Date 1790-1840
Material(s) Iron
Dimensions H-5 W-12 D-11 inches
Description This beaver trap has two flat-sided jaws powered by two V-springs, one of which has taken a set. The pan is octagonal in shape and is currently held upside down to the long, thin dog by wax. There is a chain consisiting of 11 links held to the trap body by a single eye bolt, and the chain ends in a large hook. All parts are iron and are heavily patinated.
Notes John Lamdin (b. 1796) and Silas Lambdin (b. 1832) were both born in Whitley County, 18 miles south east of Williamsburg, Ky. in an area known then as "Little America."

The donor, Dr. Lambdin, was born in "Little America' in 1880 moving to Kansas in 1883.
Collection Dr. H. S. Lambdin Collection
People Lambdin, Silas
Lambdin, John
Lambdin, H. S. Dr.
Subjects Animal traps
Hunting gear
Traps, Animal
Search Terms Whitley County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS