Monday, October 18, 2010

And Friday's Artifact is...

For those of you who guessed mousetrap - ding ding ding! You're absolutely right.

This odd-looking contraption is used to catch mice. The bait goes in the bottom, underneath the black box. Mice can go in any of the four doors that lead to the interior. Once they start to walk inside, they trigger the mechanism, which snaps upwards, killing the poor mouse but keeping the tenement housewife's kasha and bread from unauthorized nibbles. This one still works - the trap can still be set - but for now it's a just collection object.

Come back on Friday for another round of Guess that Artifact...

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