David Sloan

is editor and publisher of AW. Thanhs to Nina Maurerand Carol Schtniege! at the Winterthur Museum for making this article possible.

Nasty boxes circa 1870 uttrihutcd to Al>saloin Bixler. Denver, Pennsylvania. Note the pins in the snouts of the birds and rats . A restraining bar stops the animals so the pin won't actually injure.

Lid slides in dovetail grooves.

Carve thumb groove where animal strikes.

Animal pivots pin through box sides. Locate pivot pin near top, front corner of box.

Nail or glue box tides together.

Animal can be any shape within light blue area.

Glue string into hole in lid. String pulls animal up and out.

Notch front of box for string.

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