Antique incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bassbaby5300, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. bassbaby5300

    bassbaby5300 Hatching

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    I inherited two antique incubators from my grandfather. I have the first one restored and would like some info on it if anyone knows about it. How old is it ? It seems to be complete except for one piece which sat on a platform inside the top and stuck up through a hole in the top and had something to do with the adjustment screw on the thermostat arm. Anyone know what I'm talking about ? chicken 1.JPG chicken 2.JPG chicken 3.JPG
     
  2. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Songster

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    Have one that is similar. https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/the-new-old-buckeye-incubator.72707/
    My best guess is that mine was made between 1920 and 1940.
    If you look at my article and scroll down, there is a photo of the inside that shows the metal thermometer apparatus. However, mine is on the side. There is a screw that attaches to the apparatus and goes through the counterbalance. Inside heat moves the apparatus which moves the cover on the chimney raising or lowering the heat.
     

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