1879 Elkhart Democrat (IN) 17 Oct /1 (newspaperarchive.com), The rubber snappers used by the boys on the streets are a nuisance and the public would do well to capture them when opportunity presents. . . Boys should take warning and not expose their snappers on the streets. 1904 Lebanon Patriot (IN) 20 Oct /4 (newspaperarchive.com), Picking up a rubber snapper, one I keep especially for stray dogs, I shot lady No. 2 in the back of the head with a piece of tin pail.