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Price Realized: 3,725.00

Lot#: 1
Description: S. NEWHOUSE No. 6 Bear Trap
IS UP FOR AUCTION WITH NO RESERVE.

THIS IS A HARD TO FIND RARE BEAR TRAP MARKED "S. NEWHOUSE COMMUNITY, N.Y."
"The Great Bear Tamer" Trap

ON ONE SPRING IT ALSO MARKED " S. NEWHOUSE ONIEDA COMMUNITY N.Y."
FROM OUR INSPECTION THE TEETH SEEM SOLID NOT LOOSE.
SPRINGS ARE TIGHT AND DO NOT GIVE MUCH WITH WEIGHT.
SLIGHT PITTING THROUGHOUT THE METAL SURFACES.
TRAP HAS BEEN PAINTED PREVIOUSLY.
OVERALL CHAIN AND SWIVEL IS GREAT, SWIVEL DOES MOVE

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RARITY AND DATE OF TRAP QUOTED FROM
http://www.furfishgame.com

"In the 1850s, Oneida Community produced a No. 5 and a larger No. 6 bear trap called “The Great Bear Tamer.” It weighed 50 pounds. In 1864, the Oneida Community reported a yearly sale of 30 bear traps; that same year, they sold 7,250 beaver traps. While Newhouse bear traps were well-known, they never were produced in great number." " Next came the No. 5 & 6, with a lettered pan that read S. Newhouse Community N.Y. It was made from 1865 to 1888. Newhouse passed away in 1888, but the trap making continued, as has his legacy as America’s master trap maker."

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AUCTION INFORMATION: 
Name S. NEWHOUSE No. 6 Bear Trap - Online Only
Date(s) Thursday, May 2, 2013 - Wednesday, May 8 2013
Preview: Preview will be available @ 4795 Frisbie Rd, Shawnee, KS 66226
By Appointment Only - Please make arrangements with John Hutchison (913)709-1170.
Auction: This is an Online Only auction beginning Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 10:00 pm CST and ending Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 7:00 pm CST.
Checkout: If local purchase item must be picked up within 7 days after the close of the auction By Appointment Only. Please make arrangements with John Hutchison (913)709-1170.
Location 4795 Frisbie Rd
Shawnee, KS
Buyer Premium 10% BP will be added to the final bid.
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