Wood and wire gauze, box-shaped fly trap with clockwork operated wooden drum. Made in Nagoya, Japan by Owari Tokei Kabushiki Kwaisha, circa 1920-1925.

Physical Description

Composed of two parts attached by two hooks. The larger of the two parts is a wooden box containing the clockwork mechanism, rotating wooden drum and a clear plastic window. A sliding panel covers the clockwork, and there is a keyhole in the side. The second part is a cage made of wood & wire gauze, a wire funnel leads from the wooden box into the cage. A sliding panel in the cage allows access to the trapped flies.

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