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Ebenezer Thorndike's Lobster Trap
Thorndike Lobster Trap
Steve inspecting the artifact in "Fractures"

Origin

Ebenezer Thorndike

Type

Lobster Trap

Effects

User becomes trapped and immobile in a hard outer shell

Downsides

Others nearby are sucked and crammed into the trap

Activation

Opening

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Trap Aisle

Aisle

791434-9856

Shelf

464449-9556-843

Date of Collection

October 9, 1953

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OriginEdit

Used to catch primarily lobsters and crayfish, lobster traps are constructed into two distinct parts. The chamber or kitchen contains the bait, while the parlor prevents escape, allowing the trap to be filled with several lobsters. Most are metal and wood with a mesh design to easily see the catch and have buoys attached to make relocating them easier. First invented in Massachusetts by Ebenezer Thorndike, it became widely used along the American and Canadian eastern coasts.

EffectsEdit

Opening the lid causes the prime user to grow a hard outer layer on their skin until they are too heavy and rigid to move without crawling. If left open, the trap will suck in nearby people and cram them inside, to extreme discomfort.

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