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We seem to either love mice, especially if they are called Mickey, or we hate mice and go to great lengths to exterminate them. Peter's box figurine incorporates both sentiments. Portrayed is a darling little mouse rescuing his friend from a mouse trap. Inscribed on the lid are two names. James Henry Atkinson patented the "Little Nipper" mouse trap in the U.K. in 1897. His device was likely based on the mouse trap invented by William C. Hooker in the U.S. in 1894. Carved within this box figurine is a boot, an integral part of the Mousetrap board game that Peter remembers from his childhood.