Thursday, January 21, 2010

Stoddard Tin Shop

This was one of the first tin smiths in the midwest to use patterns in making items made of tin. It also contains a most interesting mouse trap. You take a tin bucket, put a ramp of wood up to it, put a swinging board across the bucket full of water with a piece of cheese on it, and wait for the mouse to come and drown. I seriously considered using it to catch our mouse, but my companion took care of the problem.

1 comment:

Mr C said...

That is hilarious! I think the tin shop may have been one we missed! I'm keeping a list.