Well, I bought myself a box of traps to start trapping again. I was looking mainly for #0 or #1 for martin, but found something else. A guy called me today following up on a garage sale inquiry I made 2 weeks ago. He said he had a box full, maybe a dozen, and he'd take $_____ for them. Nope, not gonna tell you. Huh Uh. So I said sure, I'll meet you.
So we meet and I take a look at a jumbled mess of steel. I noticed several jump #4, a pair of DLS #4, Jump #2, a trio of mismatched #1, and two cast jaw traps. I paid the man, shook hands, and walked away.
The one trap has a cast print pan, not stamped, that says something to the effect of S. Newhouse, Oneida Community, NY, 4 1/2 Wolf, Pat Sept 20 or 26, 1911. The second trap said the same thing, Pat Dec 16, 02, 2 1/2. Sounds like a fun box? It was to me.
The jumps are Oneidas, the DLS are a B&L and Oneida, the #1 are a mix of Newhouse, B&L, Oneida (only one is usable right now).
Ok, so I only got 10 traps, and out of that, maybe 7 usable. I'm thinking I did ok, how about you?
From the description, can you tell how old those Newhouse are?