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Here are all the books on the history of mouse traps. All those published by NATCA and by Mouse Trap Books of Dorking are now (November 2012) available on line by clicking on PDF (Portable Document Format) below the front cover of each book.

All of these mouse trap NATCA published books still in print are available from Tom Parr, North American Trap Collectors Association, Inc. PO Box 94, Galloway, OH 43119, U.S.A. (trappersworld@rrohio.com) .


The Mouse Trap Guide (1994)  Hellwig, Reinhard and David Drummond. Hellwig’s Eigenverlag, 40668 Lank-Latum, Germany.  A Catalogue of the Trap Collection of Reinhard Hellwig of traps for small mammals. A substantial paperback book of 244 A4 pages. Now out of print.





Nineteenth Century Mouse Traps patented in the U.S.A. An illustrated Guide. (2004) Drummond, David. NATCA.   ISBN 0-9719005-1-5

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McGill Mouse Traps and the Stilson Brothers. A commercial success in Marengo, Illinois (2006) Drummond, David. NATCA. ISBN 0-9179005-3-7

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Twentieth Century Mouse Traps patented in the U.S.A. 1925-1949. An illustrated Guide. (2008) Drummond, David. NATCA. ISBN 978-0-9719005-5-4

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Norway Rat, Erie Canal and Little Giant. The Curious History of Robust Wooden L-shaped Rat Traps in the U.S.A. (2009) Drummond, David. NATCA.                        ISBN 978-0-9719005-7-8

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Neroth Mouse Traps and their Makers. The History of a Cottage Industry near the German Rheinland (2010)  David Drummond and Joachim Dagg. NATCA
ISBN 978-0-9719005-8-5

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Also available in German (Auch auf Deutsch)


Rats, Mice and Religion and other Curiosities

Rats, Mice and Religion and Other Curiosities (2011)
David Drummond, Mouse Trap Books, Dorking.
ISBN 978-0-9557923-1-1
Only available from the Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre (admin@dorkingmuseum.org.uk

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A book of old rat catchers


A Book of Old Rat Catchers  (2012)
David Drummond, Mouse Trap Books, Dorking.
ISBN 978-0-9557923-2-8
Only available from the Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre (admin@dorkingmuseum.org.uk

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A Celebration of Mice


A Celebration of Mice  (2013)
David Drummond, Mouse Trap Books, Dorking.
ISBN 978-0-9557923-5-9
Only available from the Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre (admin@dorkingmuseum.org.uk

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21st Century Mouse Traps


Twenty First Century Mouse Traps  (2013)
David Drummond, Mouse Trap Books, Dorking.
ISBN 978-0-9557923-7-3
Only available from the Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre (admin@dorkingmuseum.org.uk

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The Mouse Trap Guide Ist Edition


The Mouse Trap Guide - 2nd Edition (2015)  Hellwig, Reinhard and David Drummond.  A Catalogue of the Trap Collection of Reinhard Hellwig of traps for small mammals. A substantial paperback book of 244 A4 pages. ISBN 978-0-9557923-9-7

Available from The Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre  
(admin@dorkingmuseum.org.uk)







William C. Hooker’s Great American Mouse Trap. Its survival and successful development in Lititz, Pennsylvania. (2002). Drummond, David, Carl Brandt and Jim Koch. The North American Trap Collectors Association (NATCA). ISBN 0-9719005-0-7  The history of the most successful mouse trap design of all time. Out of print but now made available online.

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Mouse Traps. A Quick Scamper through their Long History (2005) Drummond, David. NATCA. 
ISBN 0-9719005-2-3.Republished by Mouse Trap Books Dorking in 2011. ISBN 978-0-9557923-3-5. Available from The Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre 
(admin@dorkingmuseum.org.uk)

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Twentieth Century Mouse Traps patented in the U.S.A.1900-1924. An illustrated Guide. (2007) Drummond, David. NATCA    ISBN 978-0-19005-4-7

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Twentieth Century Mouse Traps patented in the U.S.A. The last 50 Years. An illustrated Guide (2009) Drummond, David. NATCA.  ISBN 978-0-9719005-6-1

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British Mouse Traps and their Makers (2008) Drummond, David. Mouse Trap Books, Dorking, Surrey.
ISBN 13: 978-0-9557923-0-4  Available from The Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre (admin@dorkingmuseum.org.uk)

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German Mouse Traps and their Makers (2011) David Drummond. NATCA.
ISBN 978-0-9719005-9-2

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French Mouse Traps


French Mouse Traps and their Makers (2012)
David Drummond. NATCA.
ISBN 978-0-9849493-0-4

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Cat and Mouse
(2012) David Drummond. ISBN 978-0-9557923-4-2
Only available from the Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre


William C Hookers Great American Mouse Trap


Willian C. Hooker's Great American Mouse Trap
(Second Edition 2013)
David Drummond, Mouse Trap Books, Dorking.
ISBN 978-0-9557923-6-6
Only available from the Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre



Ceramic Mice 
(2015) 
David Drummond, Mouse Trap Books, Dorking.
ISBN 978-0-9557923-8-0
Only available from the Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre