We’ve sold a number of these primitive antique fly traps — but none quite this large. (I forgot to measure it, but it’s at least a foot tall.)
Nor did any have their original maker tag with instructions for use.
The Wonder Fly Trap
W.P. Rose, Ayr, N.D.
Bait with cake or bread with sugar and vinegar over, or anything that attracts the flies
These taps work for hornets and bees too. No reason it wouldn’t still work today. But some continual baiting and cleaning of the trap would be required. 😉
Rose was quite the inventor and a member on the board of directors for the Ayr Farmers Elevator.
This one was purchased at that Bonanzaville museum auction this past Fall. It is now available for purchase; available in our space at Exit 55 Antiques located on I-94 in Fergus Falls, MN. (The shop’s Facebook Page is here; our personal sales page at Facebook is here.) Also, more photos and information regarding what we have for sale right now can be seen at We Have Your Collectibles.
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