The ideal tool for the sanitarian, the glass bottle roach trap has multiple uses. For work, it is an excellent roach trap to estimate population size and age. For leisure, it can be used as a minnow trap for the sport fishing sanitarian.
The roach trap was manufactured after World War I by the McSwain Glass Co. in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The trap is a punt with a hole; it has a bail on the lid for portability and molded glass feet for stability.
This bottle trap was salvaged from equipment discarded by the Detroit Health Department.