2 Mouse traps

2 Mouse traps
Title
2 Mouse traps
Date 
1815-1850
Medium 
Wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 1 7/8 in. (10.5 x 4.8 cm)
Description 
Wood mouse traps with metal spring contraption attached.
Credit Line 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number 
1932.237i
Marks 
Smaller burnished: "JOKER/MOUSE TRAP/MANUFACTURED BY/ANIMAL TRAP CO./LITITZ, PA., U.S.A."; Larger trap: "JOKER ___ 5/The joke is on the mouse that monkeys around the business end of this outfit/[in monogram] MASTSACH HARDWARE COMP__T NEW YORK MHC/CHEESE THIS HOLE"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this tabouret was used by Asher B. Durand, an artist and engraver best known for his Hudson River school paintings.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group