Fly Catcher

Production date
26 Jan 1982
Country
Belgium
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Object detail

Description
Small lipstick-like cylinder with material strip and tack attached to end of strip. Fading blue lid, cylinder coloured aqua.
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Pest Control fly trap
Production date
26 Jan 1982
Production place
Measurements
L60 Dia.25 mm
Media/Materials description
Card/Cardboard (Paper), Cotton (Textiles), Indeterminate (Metals - Indeterminate), Indeterminate (Paper)
Signature/Marks
AEROXON
FLY CATCHER\AEROXON\WITH THE PIN\TRADE MARK REG\PULL COIL OUT\SLOWLY HANG FROM\CEILING WITH THE PIN\AWAY FROM SUN\SHINE AND DRAUGHT\MADE IN BELGIUM
History and use
Fly catchers like this one provided much needed, non-toxic protection against the large fly population of Australia, particularly in central, arid areas where the drier climate is ideal for the insects. To keep flies out of the house or tent, these strips of paper coated in a highly sticky glue substance are pinned, using the pin enclosed in the carton, to any access point flies may enter.

This object is part of the Marks collection, donated to the Queensland Museum by Dr E.N. Marks. The Marks were a prominent Brisbane family who made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine. This object could have been used at home, or during travel.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H41343

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