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Interesting Traps #6716707
01/04/20 06:54 PM
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One of the first Coil Springs , maybe. And an oversized Pan, way ahead of its time.

Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716708
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Originally Posted by YamaCat
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One of the first Coil Springs , maybe. And an oversized Pan, way ahead of its time.


I have two of those goofy things. They have twin loop chain on them.

Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716709
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My grandfather gave me a dozen of those 50yrs ago or so. Maybe only 49 forgot what age I was then lol


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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716734
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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716741
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The one with the oversized pan is a Blake and Lamb. Not sure about the other one.

Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716746
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Top picture is a Blake&Lamb double underspring and the one below it is a Triump Easy set trap.(poor choice of trap for any animal)

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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716747
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The second trap is a Triumph Easy Set. A pain in the butt to set.


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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716749
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The easy sets are easy to set if the little lever dogs are still there.


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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716755
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Yep, I compress them while holding up side down and dogs automatically latch.

Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716766
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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716767
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The Blake Lamb traps were developed in the 1850s and were produced for over 100 years practically unchanged. Well taken care of traps over 150 years old retain excellent spring strength. At a time when traps were generally carried on a trappers back, the light weight was a real selling point. The major drawback is that they are difficult to set, especially in water or if the feet cannot be used.

The Triumph traps were produced for about 20 years from 1913 to the early 1930s. They were quite inexpensive and included many models, some of which were decent working traps.

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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6716848
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When I was a kid, I had the Blake and Lamb double undersprings. However, I don’t remember the pan being that large.

Re: Interesting Traps [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6716898
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Originally Posted by Grandpa Trapper
When I was a kid, I had the Blake and Lamb double undersprings. However, I don’t remember the pan being that large.


A lot of them had the pans cut down by trappers so if you got them second hand someone might have done that to them before you got them

I had several and still have a few that just hang on the wall now



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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: cohunt] #6717252
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Originally Posted by cohunt
The Blake Lamb traps were developed in the 1850s and were produced for over 100 years practically unchanged. Well taken care of traps over 150 years old retain excellent spring strength. At a time when traps were generally carried on a trappers back, the light weight was a real selling point. The major drawback is that they are difficult to set, especially in water or if the feet cannot be used.

The Triumph traps were produced for about 20 years from 1913 to the early 1930s. They were quite inexpensive and included many models, some of which were decent working traps.

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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6717596
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Originally Posted by YamaCat
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One of the first Coil Springs , maybe. And an oversized Pan, way ahead of its time.

Very cool. I had one of the Blake and Lamb DU.


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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6717988
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The Blake is a Waterbury, at least the pan is, some had single stamp like this one, some double, one on each side of where the shank is peened into the pan. When they became Hawkins Co. and moved to South Britain the pans got smaller and had rounded corners.


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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6718346
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I have an Easy set. Very cool old trap. Mine actually has thin metal teeth added to the jaw. Like the thickness of a hacksaw blade. Then it just has tabs that fold around the jaw. Never seen it before and doubt it did anything but fall off. I have never even asked or looked if that was a option or something some joe added later.


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Re: Interesting Traps [Re: YamaCat] #6718484
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The thin piece of metal with teeth that folds around the jaw is an add on. The trapper could buy them from most any supply house and attach them.

I think there a couple of different types. I’ve got a couple dozen new ones sitting around some place. The little pointy teeth are sharp!!


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