Object of the Month

Object of the Month

Object of the Month 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

Changing from the beginning of each month

Each month we will showcase a different item. It may be a Victorian kitchen tool or an article of clothing; a painting of a local dignitary; a wartime postcard; an interesting old photograph; an archaeological find; an old book or just an unnamed object that has us perplexed!

This month’s object looks very strange. A bit like a beekeepers head protector or something a fisherman might use.

In fact it’s a kitchen domestic flytrap. It was made by Wright Hamilton in Canada and the top separates from the bottom section. It is hung or placed so the base is accessible to flies who are attreacted to a baited smell they like, go up into the cone  base and cannot find their way out  again. Trapped!