Antique incubator!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by abigalerose, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. abigalerose

    abigalerose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I was up in the very scary attic of the old farm house I'm moving into (been in my family for at least 4 generations), there's about a hundred years worth of junk on the house but I hadn't been in the attic yet. Well I found and old incubator! It looks like you must of had to use a gas heater to heat it, it has a turner.. I think? And a peer window. It's suppose to go on a stand but I haven't found the stand yet, I may not. The label say "the porter" and then something hatched, and then "incubators and brooders" and BLAIR. NEBR.
    I *think* it's from the 1920's but I can't seem to find the exact incubator no matter how hard I look.
    Does anyone on here know anything about it? What year it was made? How much it's worth? How I can clean it? How I can get it to work again?
    If I can't get it working I'll turn it into an end table.
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have you tried putting "antique incubator," in the search box. I remember some years ago there was a lot of buzz on BYC about old incubators and people had photos of their finds and were learning about how they were operated.
     
  3. abigalerose

    abigalerose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I haven't, but I'll give it a try!
     
  4. iLikeMineFried

    iLikeMineFried Out Of The Brooder

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    I found these old magazine articles, I thought were neat. I love antiques. This thing would make a nice end table if cleaned up.
    *Edited to add- I searched for "Incubator Blair Nebraska"
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  5. abigalerose

    abigalerose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! That's more than I've been able to find so far
     
  6. iLikeMineFried

    iLikeMineFried Out Of The Brooder

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    The date on the magazine was February 1919.
     
  7. iLikeMineFried

    iLikeMineFried Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried to clear up what it says under "The Porter" with Photoshop. It's hard to make it out, but it looks like __PERHATCHER. Maybe Hy-perhatcher?
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  8. abigalerose

    abigalerose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking hyper hatcher too, but I can't find ANYTHING no matter what I search, except for those articles [​IMG]
     
  9. Jamieleigh

    Jamieleigh New Egg

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    Nice find! I bought an old redwood incubator than I haven't cleaned yet, I am hoping to begin this weekend when I have a little free time. I'm also trying to find out what the best cleaner to clean the inside and outside of an old incubator...
     
  10. iLikeMineFried

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    I searched the historical records for Blair Nebraska, and it said the company name changed to Blair Incubators, and the only 2 models I found were the X RAY and the RAY O.
     

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