Scot Dahms' "Walter A. Gibbs: Ohio Trains, Triumph Traps & Maryland Muskrats 1869 - 1941" Book
Scot Dahms' "Walter A. Gibbs: Ohio Trains, Triumph Traps & Maryland Muskrats 1869 - 1941" Book contains lots of great historical information. This 300 page book was written in 2018 and is filled with historical black and white photos and diagrams.
Walter A. Gibbs was a trapper and trap manufacturer in the early 1900's. He was not only instrumental in trap improvement but also in the knowledge of muskrat biology. He made in-depth research into muskrat breeding programs and farming. He also revolutionized the capture of live muskrats for shipping to other areas to restock areas lacking muskrats. His trap inventions allowed a large number of unharmed muskrats to be shipped worldwide. He developed many unique and important trap improvements. Many are still used today and were important to the modernization of traps and trapping techniques.