Old Norm was a muskrat trapper.
He began trapping later in life.
He used Blake & Lamb "Surehold" longsprings.
Every spring Old Norm would bundle up his traps
by the rings on the end of the chain and
put them in a burlap feed sack.
He would take the traps to the service station
where he purchased his gasoline. The service
station operator allowed Old Norm to dip his
sack of traps into the barrel where the used
crankcase oil was drained. The oiled traps
were hung in Old Norm's cellar to await the next
trapping season. His traps never had a bit
of rust on them.