This $1200 Antique Mouse Trap Is A Failure. The Ideal From 1883. Mousetrap Monday

2 900 Weergaven 58K

In this video we test out a very rare and valuable mouse trap. We quickly learn why it is so rare. This is a fascinating piece of mouse trap history.


  1. Shawn Woods
    Shawn Woods
    29 dagen geleden

    For A List Of My Top Mouse Traps Recommendations Check Out My Amazon Affiliate Store: See New Exclusive content on my Patreon Page: Official Mousetrap Monday Merch - (Hats, Shirts & More):

  2. Raven Strahd
    Raven Strahd
    Maand geleden

    Shawn Woods, Curator, Mousetrap Museum

  3. Brittany B.
    Brittany B.
    Maand geleden

    It's haunted and they knew lol 🤣

  4. Angela Bonnett
    Angela Bonnett
    Maand geleden

    I always think those little mice with the dumbo ears are pretty cute!!

  5. Gacheru Mburu
    Gacheru Mburu
    2 maanden geleden


  6. Kevin Navitas
    Kevin Navitas
    2 maanden geleden

    I understand your obsession to try out every mouse trap possible, but this is a piece of history that should be just theoretical.

  7. Early Riser
    Early Riser
    2 maanden geleden

    a very pretty failure

  8. Jan Lycka
    Jan Lycka
    2 maanden geleden

    Tbh I don't have any reason to be here, I don't live in a house or ever come into contact with wild rodents. The reason why I subbed is because he seems a decent guy who tries his best to do a good job explaining stuff. It sure is fun to see what traps humanity has come up with over a century of pest control but the presenter is what matters to me the most

  9. JP O
    JP O
    2 maanden geleden

    Honey I want to take you to Hawaii but I found an old broken mouse trap... whaddya think?

  10. John Gray
    John Gray
    2 maanden geleden


  11. ronbronco
    2 maanden geleden

    Have you ever invented and patented a trap?

  12. Luddy Aria
    Luddy Aria
    2 maanden geleden


  13. Keldon R.
    Keldon R.
    2 maanden geleden

    Shawn: the trap is worth $1200 Also Shawn: tosses the trap around at the end 😂

  14. E. Goh
    E. Goh
    2 maanden geleden

    you should patent your own design and worth millions 100 yrs later

  15. wayne p
    wayne p
    2 maanden geleden

    A Question.. will Mice and Rats chase laser dots..

  16. tpl 608
    tpl 608
    2 maanden geleden

    Your pet mice deserve combat pay. Hope you give them a treat after they risk their lives for you. ;-). As always, gloves Shawn, gloves...always

  17. Patrick Star
    Patrick Star
    2 maanden geleden

    New sub

  18. Za Clapz
    Za Clapz
    2 maanden geleden

    Do nutria live in south dakota

  19. ozzy1976
    2 maanden geleden

    If you don't mind, how many Traps do you own?

  20. Jerry Padilla
    Jerry Padilla
    2 maanden geleden

    Awww.... Raccoon and Skunks, went hungry.... 😢

  21. Eric Larson
    Eric Larson
    2 maanden geleden

    I'm sure you have the wood working skills to build a copy. Probably design improvements.

  22. Kenneth Randolph
    Kenneth Randolph
    2 maanden geleden

    You should have the smartest mice on the planet. lol

  23. Simply Wonderful
    Simply Wonderful
    2 maanden geleden

    4:40 that's why the trap is worth $1200. It doubles as a hand puppet talking head!

  24. Jennifer D.
    Jennifer D.
    2 maanden geleden

    Very cool!

  25. J Peters
    J Peters
    2 maanden geleden

    youtube really messed this channel up now all the videos are watered down

  26. XIIMOONIIX moon
    2 maanden geleden

    His pet mice are so darn cute

  27. Shinji D
    Shinji D
    2 maanden geleden

    Meanwhile i am hesitating to spend 20 bucks on a figure xD guess im just cheap af hahahah

  28. Tony Colacion
    Tony Colacion
    2 maanden geleden

    Are You Native American?

  29. Gary Cooper
    Gary Cooper
    2 maanden geleden

    It’s interesting that the most valuable mousetraps tend to be the ones that don’t work well, because few of them were made, making them rare today. It’s as if the most expensive cars were the ones that can’t be started.

  30. SaycoRa
    2 maanden geleden

    Food work Crawdaddy.

  31. Scott Swagman
    Scott Swagman
    2 maanden geleden

    That trap caught Shawn.

  32. John Henschen
    John Henschen
    2 maanden geleden

    At least you get to write it off as a business expense.

  33. Mr. Cooper
    Mr. Cooper
    2 maanden geleden

    :P jail

  34. Andy Weesman
    Andy Weesman
    2 maanden geleden

    I love this channel so much

  35. Ronin
    2 maanden geleden

    did you say mousetrap collectors? that's not a thing...... is it? 😂

  36. vector6977
    2 maanden geleden

    From Erie,PA here. What a cool product from when the USA still made their own products.

  37. chris andrus
    chris andrus
    2 maanden geleden

    It’s valuable even though it doesn’t work lmao😂

  38. Little Flip
    Little Flip
    2 maanden geleden

    Give that Antique a little flip! 4:45

  39. Steve kokkinidis
    Steve kokkinidis
    2 maanden geleden

    put a metal plate over it

  40. Reg Sparkes
    Reg Sparkes
    2 maanden geleden

    I guess mice didn't chew through wood back in 1883 era, according to that inventor! LOL. What's even funnier, that you think that it's worth $1200.oo,..really Shawn? I guess too that value of an antique is in the eyes of the beholder!

  41. Jim Domoradzki
    Jim Domoradzki
    2 maanden geleden

    $50,000 in mouse traps, I hope you buy her new cars and jewelry.

  42. Muskoka Mike
    Muskoka Mike
    2 maanden geleden

    Dad? you blew my college fund on a MOUSETRAP that doesn't catch mice???? Hello Doc? send the guys with the butterfly net, my dad's gone nuts! lol

  43. Mackeson3
    2 maanden geleden

    Well it must have caught at least one mouse in it's existence for it to have an escape hole in it😉

  44. GKeyman565
    2 maanden geleden

    Maybe you should be making replica's for live testing instead of risk damage to the original! Have a great and rodent free week

  45. MrX MrY
    MrX MrY
    2 maanden geleden

    Why would anyone pay more than a grand for a mousetrap that doesn't even work? They're expensive because they're rare, they're rare because not many were made and not many were made because they don't work.

    1. Akira Mado
      Akira Mado
      2 maanden geleden

      Why does anyone collect anything? You know how much a morphine syrup bottle is worth to people who collect stuff like that? Guess what? Theres no drugs in it either.

  46. NorthObsidianG
    2 maanden geleden

    Is it just me or are the pet mouses becoming bigger and well taken cared of.

    1. Simply Wonderful
      Simply Wonderful
      2 maanden geleden

      American house mouse... Eating processed food and watching TV drinking coca cola... Mouse obesity

    2. DaJoesefMan
      2 maanden geleden


    3. INTP INFJ
      2 maanden geleden

      Nah they are becoming rats

  47. XxSwagGamersxX
    2 maanden geleden

    These mice are paid actors don’t believe them Jk lol

  48. illusion
    2 maanden geleden

    You should get a mink and terrier

  49. My Google Email
    My Google Email
    2 maanden geleden

    Mouse thinks it's haunted.

    1. Akira Mado
      Akira Mado
      2 maanden geleden

      ...mabey it really is

  50. Diego Boi
    Diego Boi
    2 maanden geleden

    They added windows at least

  51. Tom Gaeta
    Tom Gaeta
    2 maanden geleden

    With no mice to feed wild animals, this video could have used a little bit of 'Clementine'.

  52. Cary Pyke
    Cary Pyke
    2 maanden geleden

    Thank you Shawn..the best part of Monday

  53. Big Ben's Outdoor Channel
    Big Ben's Outdoor Channel
    2 maanden geleden

    Another great video. Btw I love your videos on primitive weaponry as well. Rock on!🤙

  54. My Mini Farm
    My Mini Farm
    2 maanden geleden

    Thanks for sharing

  55. Malcolm Wolfe
    Malcolm Wolfe
    2 maanden geleden

    "Dreary Erie ~The Mistake-on-the-Lake~"

  56. Bill Somrak
    Bill Somrak
    2 maanden geleden

    That's real dedication to buy a know poorly designed trap. Perhaps a video could be made of your attempt to 're-engineer' this model into something which actually works.

  57. Dave Dave
    Dave Dave
    2 maanden geleden

    $1200 is pretty cheap judging by the amount of lumber on that thing.

    1. Dave Dave
      Dave Dave
      2 maanden geleden

      @Samuel Sägesser like a typical excuse, due to the corona virus... google it for all I care.

    2. Samuel Sägesser
      Samuel Sägesser
      2 maanden geleden

      @Dave Dave Yeah I know, but why lumber and way only in the US?

    3. Dave Dave
      Dave Dave
      2 maanden geleden

      @Samuel Sägesser lumber prices are up 400% from a year ago. It’s insane.

    4. Samuel Sägesser
      Samuel Sägesser
      2 maanden geleden

      Is that some kind of an american joke that I'm too european to understand? :)

    5. Akira Mado
      Akira Mado
      2 maanden geleden


  58. chemxfan
    2 maanden geleden

    "Build a better mousetrap, & the World will beat a path to your door - build a bad mousetrap, & the mice will chew a hole in its door."

    1. Zebulon Citanul
      Zebulon Citanul
      2 maanden geleden

      @Gary Cooper Ouch!

    2. Gary Cooper
      Gary Cooper
      2 maanden geleden

      Build a bad mousetrap, and collectors will eventually pay a fortune for it.

    3. Chris Goh
      Chris Goh
      2 maanden geleden

      ...And use it as an outhouse

  59. Cumunist
    2 maanden geleden

    I see you got a new camera

  60. Kenneth Gray
    Kenneth Gray
    2 maanden geleden

    ヾ( ・`⌓´・)ノ゙ You didn't even catch any mice in this video Shawn. I feel like I've been cheated. You will never get me to subscribe posting videos like this. btw I really don't care how much you are willing to pay for these traps. ImJustSayin

  61. Kazkov3
    2 maanden geleden


  62. ManyPoints
    2 maanden geleden

    A very expensive failure indeed.

  63. Hunter Henryk
    Hunter Henryk
    2 maanden geleden

    Mousetrap value: $1,200 Mousetrap catches zero mice on Mousetrap Monday Mousetrap new value: Tree fiddy

  64. mike13899
    2 maanden geleden

    👍💀 🐁 . Still love the channel. 189 comments later.

  65. Doc Doccus
    Doc Doccus
    2 maanden geleden

    Moe Mouse caught in jail trap: "I am now in Sing Sing."

  66. Paladin of Peace
    Paladin of Peace
    2 maanden geleden

    Do you have the oldest mouse trap in history Shawn ? If so maybe a video of it in action ? I want a purrrrfect antique mouse trap meow !

  67. Harrison Lewis
    Harrison Lewis
    2 maanden geleden

    I too like to see the mice in living color. Thanks Shawn.

  68. Shannon Lunham
    Shannon Lunham
    2 maanden geleden

    A bad design but it's really cool to see something so old!

  69. Matthew Reid
    Matthew Reid
    2 maanden geleden

    I tried to catch a mouse yesterday by setting up traps in my front room. I heard a snap and a lot of struggling last night. when I checked the traps the next morning, the one that got triggered (near a hole) was missing... did the mouse leave with the trap? or a rat maybe?

    1. Jeff Haas
      Jeff Haas
      2 maanden geleden

      Something probably grabbed the mouse in the trap and ran off with both. Probably a good idea to drill a hole in the back of the trap and attach a wire so it can't happen again.

  70. TotoFrancey
    2 maanden geleden

    I was kind of hoping the pack rat would come and steal it from you.

    1. Rook Master
      Rook Master
      2 maanden geleden

      Certainly not what I was hoping.

  71. markiangooley
    2 maanden geleden

    Very far from ideal. There, I’ve made the obvious quip.

  72. Edward small
    Edward small
    2 maanden geleden

    Correct your title

  73. Donald Eisenbarth
    Donald Eisenbarth
    2 maanden geleden

    I am wondering if the trap had an odd smell that caused the mice to not enter.

  74. Moctezuma Vargas
    Moctezuma Vargas
    2 maanden geleden

    Turtle. ..

  75. George Smith
    George Smith
    2 maanden geleden


  76. McSeverance
    2 maanden geleden

    Often times it's faulty products that make the most interesting collectors items.

    1. Sam Stewart
      Sam Stewart
      2 maanden geleden

      @Skeets McGrew your right though. There comes a point where you no longer own the stuff, it owns you

    2. Sam Stewart
      Sam Stewart
      2 maanden geleden

      @Skeets McGrew ya im kinda weird in the fact i hoard stuff then after 6 months of tripping over it i either toss it or build / make use of it for somthing.

    3. Skeets McGrew
      Skeets McGrew
      2 maanden geleden

      @Sam Stewart Yeah I feel like you either understand collecting or you dont. I also dont understand it. Every time I move to a new apartment I find so much useless crap I never use, end up throwing a bunch of stuff away. I want my life uncluttered. The harder you are attached to things, the more power they have over you.

    4. Sam Stewart
      Sam Stewart
      2 maanden geleden

      Not with me, i dont care how rare it is i use it cause at the end of the day a mouse trap is just a stamped peice of sheet metal. Just like a car, flashlight, ect. You cant take it with you, it aint doing any good on a shelf and chances are when we all die our kids will throw out all our stuff cause they dont see the value in junk. Do what you want if sitting on a shelf is your thing by all means do it but i use what i buy and if i dont have a use for it i dont buy it cause it aint no good on a shelf. Just my 2 cents though, im not into mouse traps thats a whole different ball game i supose, and a different cup of tea

  77. xenaguy01
    2 maanden geleden

    3:20 Who else caught themelves saying quietly, _"Go on, little mousey. Go ahead, it's safe for you."_

    1. FLPhotoCatcher
      2 maanden geleden

      "It's a trap!" That's what I was saying. I guess it worked. May the 4th

  78. Iron Pirate
    Iron Pirate
    2 maanden geleden

    The suboptimal mousetrap didn't sound as good for marketing

  79. Dawn Michelle
    Dawn Michelle
    2 maanden geleden

    It's kinda fun to see the mice in living color!

    1. abcdeisthekey PlayStation/PC
      abcdeisthekey PlayStation/PC
      2 maanden geleden

      @Leia Tyndall lol

    2. Joey Vindictive
      Joey Vindictive
      2 maanden geleden

      I remember that episode of in living color, the one with the mice. That was hilarious!

    3. Leia Tyndall
      Leia Tyndall
      2 maanden geleden

      Mousetrap Monday, presented in Technicolor!! ...& by talking trapdoors, from a store near you!

    4. Harrison Lewis
      Harrison Lewis
      2 maanden geleden

      I too like seeing the mice in living color.

  80. Vanessa Farias
    Vanessa Farias
    2 maanden geleden


  81. Marcc Mariani
    Marcc Mariani
    2 maanden geleden

    Super cool

  82. Kye Rafferty
    Kye Rafferty
    2 maanden geleden

    Terrible design. Hahaha! How did this thing sell?

  83. Chronostarz
    2 maanden geleden


  84. gilbert cammarn
    gilbert cammarn
    2 maanden geleden

    Pretty neat stuff

  85. micky mouse123
    micky mouse123
    2 maanden geleden


  86. diDi
    2 maanden geleden

    I like the new natural light 💡 video

  87. VILEMasterShake
    2 maanden geleden

    This used to be one of my fav channels. But life’s been busy and I’ve completely forgotten about it. The best trap i remember is the rolling log

  88. deshaefromarounthaway richardson
    deshaefromarounthaway richardson
    2 maanden geleden

    Whoever made this was very creative lol

  89. Daniel Caler
    Daniel Caler
    2 maanden geleden


  90. manny thehunter
    manny thehunter
    2 maanden geleden

    Man you guys are fast.. less than a minute and 6 comments!!

  91. JolU
    2 maanden geleden

    The antique ones are the most interesting

  92. Aaron Chow
    Aaron Chow
    2 maanden geleden

    EPIC fail!!

  93. Sir Jimmy Savile
    Sir Jimmy Savile
    2 maanden geleden

    Expensive isn't always best guys n' gals!

  94. BatmanShark1113
    2 maanden geleden

    Let's go it's MouseTrap Monday

  95. Cackatoo Birdlover
    Cackatoo Birdlover
    2 maanden geleden


  96. Cackatoo Birdlover
    Cackatoo Birdlover
    2 maanden geleden


    1. David M
      David M
      2 maanden geleden


  97. Jimmy McGee
    Jimmy McGee
    2 maanden geleden

    Hello Shawn