Image of a Victorian period man-trap from a large country estate or garden
This cast iron Man Trap originated on a large estate, where it would possibly have been used in an orchard or woodland to deter poachers. The trap would have been concealed in long grass. The pressure of a foot standing on the plate releases the spring, causing the toothed jaws to close upon the victim's leg, causing severe injuries.
Man Trap from a country estate or large garden
late 18th-early 19th century
32 x 58 x 180 cm
Manx National Heritage