INNOVATORS SINCE 1924 The beliefs and ideals of our founder, A.E. “Brick” Kness, live on. His practical, ingenious inventiveness is shared by the family members who manage Kness Mfg. Co., Inc. today. It began with his invention of the World’s Best Multiple Catch Mousetrap. It continues with third-generation Kness family members carrying on his tradition of excellence and innovation.