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Mather's fly paper plate, England, 1867-1900

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This plate was designed to hold Mather’s fly papers, which were sticky-coated sheets that trapped and poisoned flies, wasps, ants and mosquitoes. Pictures of the pests decorate the rim of the plate.

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