Electrical Failure - The Vintage Hall's American Electric Mouse Trap. Mousetrap Monday

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In this video we test out another vintage electric mouse trap in the barn. I was not surprised by the results but it still is a really cool trap.


  1. Shawn Woods
    Shawn Woods
    29 dagen geleden

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  2. Leonid Saykin
    Leonid Saykin
    26 dagen geleden

    Surprised that it's not a fire hazard, because honestly.

  3. Thomas F.
    Thomas F.
    Maand geleden

    Maybe you should try it with a pet mouse... 😉

  4. tpl 608
    tpl 608
    Maand geleden

    Wild mice agree: thanks for the tickle Shawn. ;-)

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    Snowball րհilօძεղძɾօղ
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  6. Carlos Anzuelo
    Carlos Anzuelo
    2 maanden geleden

    Change the mouse trap name to Free Peanut Butter.

  7. Dogman Horror & Scifi
    Dogman Horror & Scifi
    2 maanden geleden

    The mice are amused.

  8. Thomas Gordon
    Thomas Gordon
    2 maanden geleden

    I saw the identical mousetrap on Johnny Carson (NLrock), "Tonight Show - Holiday Product Review 1979". $14.95

  9. Wesley Foge
    Wesley Foge
    2 maanden geleden

    I found one of those mouse traps on a sidewalk and when a mouse went inside sparks went everywhere and it made a lot of buzzing sounds

  10. Scott Thomas
    Scott Thomas
    2 maanden geleden

    Two jobs ago, I was part of a crew setting these out in office buildings and dorms. Took them out the next day. A few...very few... worked, but never shut off. They became electric mouse cookers. Not the most pleasant smell. They were piled up on the break table with a sign saying " Free". Most were salvaged for the cord and little neon indicator lamp.

  11. adbarretttth
    2 maanden geleden

    I think it would have had a different outcome here in the UK. 240v 13Amp - 32Amp.

  12. Mr. Cooper
    Mr. Cooper
    2 maanden geleden

    That brutal way to die lol

  13. Mr. Cooper
    Mr. Cooper
    2 maanden geleden


  14. Lizzie Bair
    Lizzie Bair
    2 maanden geleden

    More of this

  15. Al fulton
    Al fulton
    3 maanden geleden

    They probably worked on old wiring that wasn't built with safety interruption circuits

  16. Gabriel Teixeira
    Gabriel Teixeira
    3 maanden geleden

    2:05 A wooden stick to not get shocked? I learned the hard way this doesn't always work like that.

  17. Innocent_Bystander
    3 maanden geleden

    How many house fires did this start?

  18. pablo rages
    pablo rages
    3 maanden geleden

    120V ... water off a mouses back !

  19. pablo rages
    pablo rages
    3 maanden geleden

    he didn't wet the sponge !

  20. Armored Austin
    Armored Austin
    3 maanden geleden

    Holy s*** who is the guy who made this

  21. Baahlskra
    3 maanden geleden

    You're a terrible human being

  22. tractor
    3 maanden geleden

    give him a little flip (in the garbage, you forgot) :-D

  23. Dosbomber
    3 maanden geleden

    "North Chicago, Illinois"... is this perchance anywhere in the neighborhood of Mrs. O'Leary's cow farm?

  24. NIN1337
    3 maanden geleden

    have you ever trapped a mole. they have all sorts of weird traps for moles.

  25. Thomas Craddock
    Thomas Craddock
    3 maanden geleden

    mouse: "ay!, atsa one spicy meatball!"

  26. Roy King
    Roy King
    3 maanden geleden

    I was cringing with fear as you adjusted position when you set it up! Looks REALLY safe... 🤔🤔⚡⚡

  27. Victa Nguyen
    Victa Nguyen
    3 maanden geleden

    Pho GA

  28. Sam
    3 maanden geleden

    ok but why is your voice so soft. Like you could read children's stories or something

  29. pets and animals
    pets and animals
    3 maanden geleden

    helo 👍❤️

  30. Smart mouse trap 2021
    Smart mouse trap 2021
    3 maanden geleden

    very good

  31. James
    3 maanden geleden

    I love ur channel man ur badass

  32. Magma Plays
    Magma Plays
    3 maanden geleden


  33. Lazy Snake
    Lazy Snake
    3 maanden geleden

    3:43 And that’s how the mouse became the flash

  34. Dave Lund
    Dave Lund
    3 maanden geleden

    Your pet mice were probably sweating while you were filming this.. Dang...hope he doesn't test this one on us..

  35. Tiky
    3 maanden geleden

    Buy a live trap

  36. Karen O
    Karen O
    3 maanden geleden

    "Electro Mouse" making *"Sparks"* - Did You *SEE that Wiring??! 8(|*

  37. Larry Islington
    Larry Islington
    3 maanden geleden

    Inferior american architecture

  38. Limerence
    3 maanden geleden

    “There’s only one way to find out” My brain: “Here is our pet mouse goldy”

  39. Hey Old Man
    Hey Old Man
    3 maanden geleden

    I’m glad you have a NRA commercial 👍🏼 great show Shawn

  40. ttorrr
    3 maanden geleden

    The green mile "HES COOKIN GOOD!"

  41. James Finnall
    James Finnall
    3 maanden geleden

    Maybe the mice are stronger today after eating our scraps of genetically modified food stuff all of these years.

  42. Alyx H
    Alyx H
    3 maanden geleden

    I've been binge watching your videos dispite having a dozen cats and therefore not needing mousetraps. Idk why but all these various contraptions are really interesting to me.

  43. Jdubb j
    Jdubb j
    3 maanden geleden

    So funny Shawn. This video reminds me of a memory I had as a kid my mom put a piece of bread in the toaster and when she put the toast down there was a flash and a mouse jumped out of the other bread slot and ran off. She joked later that the toaster smelled like burned hair and it looked like the mouse had four stripes on it burned in from the electric heating element. mice are tough little creatures I have always known after that breakfast!

  44. Reckless Roges
    Reckless Roges
    3 maanden geleden

    I would have uncoiled the wire to see if the loops were causing an impedance that reduced the delivered amps. (Or added a ferrite core to reduce the magnetic reluctance.)

  45. pauljs75
    3 maanden geleden

    About as effective as the city it comes from. Also keep in mind North Chicago isn't Chicago. More like a copy-paste of one of the more run-down neighborhoods in Chicago into the next county to the north. Of course don't take my word, feel free to ask anyone who has ever been in the Navy.

  46. Noman Jones
    Noman Jones
    3 maanden geleden

    Mice chew on electric wires they must get shocked they are probably used to it.

  47. Kevin Coverstone
    Kevin Coverstone
    3 maanden geleden

    That is s bust

  48. Hugo Danilo
    Hugo Danilo
    3 maanden geleden

    It didn’t shock me that it was a dud.

  49. Wolf Form
    Wolf Form
    3 maanden geleden

    Shawn is incredibly brave to even PLUG that thing in with bare hands!

    1. Wolf Form
      Wolf Form
      3 maanden geleden

      @tractor That makes total sense! I approve!

    2. tractor
      3 maanden geleden

      Chuck Norris was his hand double :-D

  50. tgraymk
    3 maanden geleden

    As an electrician, I am not a fan of any electric mouse trap, but you aren't kidding when you call those old ones sketchy. I am glad that you seem to keep them set away from combustibles because they really will burn your barn down.

  51. Knight 2000
    Knight 2000
    3 maanden geleden

    Although you've tested over a 1000 traps.. Have you ever tested the ultimate rodent catcher... A cat. I'd like to see a mousetrap vs cat head to head in the barn

  52. Andrew schaefer
    Andrew schaefer
    3 maanden geleden

    its possible the mice adapted over time to not die from such a simple shock making the traps ineffective

  53. First N Lastname, the 3rd
    First N Lastname, the 3rd
    3 maanden geleden

    👆😐🤚I think all ya did was cure their depression?

  54. Shmevan Riceballz
    Shmevan Riceballz
    3 maanden geleden

    Love your videos! They are real and NOT STAGED unlike some other youtubers.

  55. siphodeus02
    3 maanden geleden

    That mouse will think twice before eating peanut butter again!

  56. Banker Dave
    Banker Dave
    3 maanden geleden

    Mice: Hmm.....electric shock therapy, I like it! Let's go back for more! 😁😁😁

  57. JCreazy
    3 maanden geleden

    This is a good demonstration on the difference between AC and DC. It shows why DC is more dangerous because it makes you latch on.

  58. Shawn G
    Shawn G
    3 maanden geleden

    You think they were friends? I like to imagine they were.

    3 maanden geleden

    I bet if some mice that had steel wool for fur were to come a long they would be burnt toast LOL. I need to stop watching your videos before I go to bed at night I have real life night mares. I bet now I am going to dream of those steer wool covered mice being burnt up like burnt breakfast toast LOL.

  60. rait right
    rait right
    3 maanden geleden

    what happened, ur private webpage. iv would like to see kills clously

  61. Skeets McGrew
    Skeets McGrew
    3 maanden geleden

    "Thats some spicy peanut butter!!"

  62. Starphot
    3 maanden geleden

    Some manufacturers put "Patent Pending" on the labels to deter copying. The patenting system is expensive and some start-ups back then put such on such labels. This product may possibly made in the 1980's through the mid-1990's judging on the parts and label font. Pre- internet. UL label meant nothing as this rating was not enforced at the time. 120 volts AC does not have the holding power that DC has. Because the current is alternating, the muscles may contract opposite during the zero crossings, thus the quick jumps. The modern ones has the higher voltage with usually closely pulsed DC plus more inrush current available to contract the muscles to hold body and limbs against the conductors.

  63. ProudBirther
    3 maanden geleden

    How about if you put some water in the tube so the mouse is standing in a thin layer of water

  64. K L
    K L
    3 maanden geleden

    Have u ever tried keeping a few a cats in there for a few nights?

  65. Sunny Day
    Sunny Day
    3 maanden geleden

    Just give that thing a little flip...

  66. samurai352
    3 maanden geleden

    Why would anyone collect a mouse trap that doesn't work?🤔☯️🐉👨‍🦽

  67. fpshimanshu yadav
    fpshimanshu yadav
    3 maanden geleden

    They had one job

  68. Ma Hobgood
    Ma Hobgood
    3 maanden geleden

    I think you'd probably be safer if you just put a fork in a toaster

  69. Lit Industries
    Lit Industries
    3 maanden geleden

    i miss the old mouse traps where they would cut the mouses head off or stab it :/ (snowflakes dont get mad cause they were too gruesome

  70. Mr Challenge287
    Mr Challenge287
    3 maanden geleden

    I would use the water bucket mouse trap but throw some live exposed wires in the water see if that works

  71. ualuuanie
    3 maanden geleden

    Seen 1 of these in use before in my former company. My God the smell if horrible if nobody cleared the dead rat over the weekend.

  72. Fred Ziffle
    Fred Ziffle
    3 maanden geleden

    just the other day I saw it on an old Johnny Carson show

  73. VonPredator
    3 maanden geleden

    I would suggest 220VAC 60Hz . I know 600VAC will do a real number on a squirrel! Keep up the good work and content!

  74. Gary Cooper
    Gary Cooper
    3 maanden geleden

    A lot of old electric appliances, mousetraps included, are downright scary. It doesn’t have to be able to kill mice to be able to burn your house down.

    1. A Mess of Things
      A Mess of Things
      3 maanden geleden

      And if it does kill the mouse who's to say it's not going to light the mouse on fire

  75. jeremy P
    jeremy P
    3 maanden geleden

    Amperes kill, not the voltage. You need to connect the devices in series with a small heater or a 100w incandescent light bulb. when the mice will close the circuit it will be toasted go watch this channel he build interesting wasp killing machines, you could adapt his design to a mouse trap RODALCO2007

    1. jeremy P
      jeremy P
      3 maanden geleden

      @Morry The body of the mouse is a high value resistance (probably around 10Mohm) so it doesn't create a lot of amperes (milliamps). A light bulb is a low resistance few ohm to 500 ohm depending of the voltage where you live. a low resistance across the main 120V for example a 100W light bulb draw about 0,88A (880mA) which is more than enough to kill a human or a mouse If the resistance of the mouse is 10M ohm, when she complete the circuit on 120v the current is only 0,000012A 12microamp, not enough to kill, that why she escape. The light bulb in series is there to generate a bigger current flow in the mice body.

    2. Morry
      3 maanden geleden

      What would the other device hooked up in series do? Doesn't the current still flow immediately when the mouse completes the circuit?

  76. ShadowAnonymousGamer22
    3 maanden geleden

    pls do another housetrap monday

  77. The Sparkster
    The Sparkster
    3 maanden geleden

    Mice, rats and groundhogs will actually bite into 110 wires to get a zap, and that actually drives endorphins which make them want to return and bite the wires over and over.

  78. ARA ARA
    3 maanden geleden

    Never do what you see here Plugging in vintage items could lead to serious injury and could be a very big fire risk while Shawn did take precautions by moving away any flammables such as the straw there is no guarantee that these are safe and there is a reason why you don't see some of these designs being sold any more Please be careful persuing your hobbies ( p.s: I'm not trying to blast Shawn or anything I'm just saying be safe in general around vintage electricals)

    1. promontorium
      3 maanden geleden

      Safer would have been to plug it through something with a surge protector and not having on after he goes to bed. Ideally having some way to check on it regularly like with a live feed.

  79. Bernandez4139
    3 maanden geleden

    When they were both sitting there with their tales out I was worried they were both dying horribly. Then it turns out this thing probably did as much damage as dry laundry.

  80. David Covington
    David Covington
    3 maanden geleden

    This item was the topic of a few paragraphs in many newspapers in the summer of 1978, promised in stores and the Montgomery-Ward catalog by Fall, $9.99.

    1. Flashlight237
      3 maanden geleden

      Nice to know there was a bit of history for a trap that had a patent pending label on it.

  81. Pedro R
    Pedro R
    3 maanden geleden

    A mithbuster would put salty water in the tramp floor to reduce body resistance. Basic electricity, but this is not mithbusters

  82. Chickeroo
    3 maanden geleden

    It's kind of funny to me that this thing is "UL" listed.

    1. Winston Wright
      Winston Wright
      3 maanden geleden

      Their standards have obviously shifted with the times. Lol.

    2. Acee The Chosen
      Acee The Chosen
      3 maanden geleden

      @Charlie M im sorry bro

    3. Charlie M
      Charlie M
      3 maanden geleden

      @Acee The Chosen it's a comment section for a reason bro leave him be

    4. Acee The Chosen
      Acee The Chosen
      3 maanden geleden

      Please be quiet

  83. Fred⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻
    3 maanden geleden

    Cursed fleshlight

  84. Paul Gallagher
    Paul Gallagher
    3 maanden geleden

    Have you ever kept a wild mouse as a pet?

  85. Mizu The floatzel
    Mizu The floatzel
    3 maanden geleden

    It was clear one of The mice was having a seizure from that zap it was like spazzing out for a good minute

    1. Morry
      3 maanden geleden

      Looks like it burned his little feet. :'(

  86. David Washington
    David Washington
    3 maanden geleden

    You should get a step up transformer, rectifier, and capacitor bank at 460v. I believe that should provide adequate juice to kill anything.

  87. SaycoRa
    3 maanden geleden

    Good work Crawdaddy.

  88. mortal1794
    3 maanden geleden

    Mouse trap Friday? Lol

  89. Little Flip
    Little Flip
    3 maanden geleden

    Give that electric mouse trap a little slip! 4:54

  90. Sam Sen
    Sam Sen
    3 maanden geleden

    Wow... Made in Chicago. Then! & I thought our loyal Chinese friends settled only in the West coast!!!

  91. Morgan Adair
    Morgan Adair
    3 maanden geleden

    should of set the trap on a damp towel so the effect was stronger is my guess.

  92. Shannon Lunham
    Shannon Lunham
    3 maanden geleden

    Cool trap, thank you Shawn

  93. Kalob Hunt
    Kalob Hunt
    3 maanden geleden

    This seems so fukn dangerous.

  94. Matt
    3 maanden geleden

    I was waiting for a pack rat to come steal it

  95. Muskoka Mike
    Muskoka Mike
    3 maanden geleden

    Either my aunt or grandmother had one of these.....I remember seeing it as a kid.

  96. rwdkai
    3 maanden geleden

    Poor raccoons

  97. Early Riser
    Early Riser
    3 maanden geleden

    Shocking that this didn't work. Looks like the Edison vs Tesla/Westinghouse current wars lessons weren't learned here.

    1. Morry
      3 maanden geleden

      that poor elephant! :(

  98. ecrwarren
    3 maanden geleden

    I feel like they're rare because most people probably threw them away when they saw that they didn't work.

    1. Gary Cooper
      Gary Cooper
      3 maanden geleden

      They may be rare because most of them were destroyed when the houses they were used in burned down.

    2. anomonyous
      3 maanden geleden

      @promontorium Yep, these were definitely not optimal conditions for testing.

    3. promontorium
      3 maanden geleden

      He didn't even clean it out. I could see debris in there. Electric flow will be impeded if it has corrosion or material stuck on it. I had to clean out contacts when I did electrical work on equipment I used all the time. These haven't been used in decades, it's absurd to think they don't need cleaning.

  99. Davehacer
    3 maanden geleden

    Great video

  100. Sir Herpsalot
    Sir Herpsalot
    3 maanden geleden

    Fail Friday