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All our stock is old, original, in excellent order and ready for use. We carry no modern or reproductions. We welcome your telephone calls +44 (0)1488 682317 or by email to hofgartner@belowstairs.co.uk for further information on any of the catalogue items or your other requirements or if you have any difficulties ordering through our system.



Poachers Alarm T116
Poachers Alarm T116
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron and cast iron poachers alarm. This was loaded with a blank 12bore cartridge, staked in the undergrowth and wired to a trip wire and when tripped by an unsuspecting poacher, the weight was released to drop on the firing pin to set off the blank cartridge. A replacement cap with the firing pin has been made to suit and all has been cleaned and lacquered and is now complete and in good and working order.

35" tall. 3" x 2".

 
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Price: 300.00


Glass Fly Trap T115
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's freeblown clear glass fly trap with an inverted funnel, an applied top collar to the neck and three feet to the base. These were baited with a sweet liquid to the inside to attract flies and wasps and used in the kitchen mainly. The insects became intoxicated and drowned in the liquid. Complete and in good and working order.

7" tall.

5" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Glass Fly Trap T115



Glass Fly Trap T113
Glass Fly Trap T113
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's freeblown clear glass fly trap with an inverted funnel, an applied top collar to the neck and three feet to the base. These were baited with a sweet liquid to the inside to attract flies and wasps and used in the kitchen mainly. The insects became intoxicated and drowned in the liquid. Complete and in good and working order.

7" tall and 5.5" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Glass Minnow Trap T112
Original, quality late 19th century freeblown glass minnow trap. These were used in fresh water to trap minnows and other small fish, to be used for live bait to catch pike or perch. This example has a deep hole to the base and a good applied top collar to the neck. Complete and in good and working order.

12" x 5" base diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Glass Minnow Trap T112



Wrought Iron Egg Set Trap T108
Wrought Iron Egg Set Trap T108
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron 'D' shaped mammal trap set with an egg to trap foxes, crows and other predators. This good example has a strong leaf spring, 'D' shaped jaws and a brass catch and mount to take the egg bait. The catch is stamped "H. Lane Maker". All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order. Hard to find these traps today.

Base 8" diam.

4.5" tall not set.

 
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Price: 450.00


Anglo Impassable Mole Trap T104
Original, quality, blacksmith made wrought iron and cast iron mole trap stamped "Anglo Impassable". These traps, manufactured from 1888 to the 1940's, were very effective having a strong spring and sensitive trigger. This example has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

19" long x 6" and 5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Anglo Impassable Mole Trap T104



Wooden Mouse Trap T100
Wooden Mouse Trap T100
Original, quality, wooden 'Free Kirk' mouse trap in beech, circa 1900 / 1920's. The arm protruding from the end flap is set lightly under the bait hook wire, when the bait is disturbed the end flap is released and snaps down under the influence of the tension spring. No worm holes and in super condition, complete and in good and working order.

5.5" x 1.75" and 2" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00