Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Whilst removing floorboards last week the chaps came across the two objects shown. Our immediate response was to label them mousetraps due to cage like appearance and size, but on inspection there is no opening or mechanism for them to have been used as such. A search online produced only one result and that only a partial one on a foreign site selling militaria.....so we are stumped. The floor was probably last up some time between 1919 and 1930,the cages are about 4 inches square and are manufactured by W&F Walker of Liverpool .....so what is a blockette? any ideas?