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Weird Nebraska  A Nebraska-designed mousetrap is still being made today? 


Nebraska manufacturers have produced everything from cigars to concrete mixers. This little gem is a Delusion mousetrap invented by John H. Morris of Seward. Morris patented the trap in 1876. He sold his patent in 1877, and several companies manufactured the Delusion and similar traps. Today, the Victor Woodstream Corporation of Pennsylvania continues to produce a trap based on the Delusion's design.



Delusion mousetrap

Source: David Drummond, Surrey, England, 11661-1

 

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