A better mousetrap – Texan style

J.A. Williams design for a better mousetrap. Patented on December 26th 1882.

The classic spring-loaded moustrap design, first patented in 1884 by one William C. Hooker, is basically the one we still use today. But two years earlier, one Jason Alexander Williams of Fredonia, Texas had a different kind of spring-loaded design in mind... one that heavily relied on the use of a .50 caliber bullet. In … Continue reading A better mousetrap – Texan style