This class includes inventions which deal with the trappingof wild animals, the catching of fish, especially food fish, andthe destruction of all animal life obnoxious or pestiferous to man.It does not include catching and restraining devices for use withdomestic animals or fowls nor the destruction of insects on suchlive stock. It does not include bee-moth catchers.
The class is divided into three groups, as its title indicates.The trapping group of inventions is further subdivided into:
(1) Traps for general use or for animals other than fish andinsects.
(2) Traps peculiarly adapted for fish and not readily usableon land without modification.
(3) Traps designed especially for insects and not useful incapturing other forms of life.
(4) Traps designed to catch human beings, as thieves or burglars.
The vermin-destroying group of inventions is subdivided into:
(1) Inventions useful for the destruction of vermin of all kinds;
(2) Inventions adapted to kill obnoxious insects only andnot useful for killing other forms of vermin.