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Antique poultry brooder?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Zenbirder, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Zenbirder

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    I hope someone can recognize this antique I bought at a consignment house yesterday. I can not seem to find out anything on the web, but I suspect I am using the wrong words to search. It was tagged as a poultry brooder. It is one piece molded glass, approx. 7 inches wide and 9 inches to the top of the metal tip, the top is screw-on. The wording on the top says "Do not fill above this line" There is a symbol on the base with a diamond inside an oval, a larger number three and a smaller number zero. Any help is appreciated!

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  2. Well I'm no help at all but it's really cool! Sounds like a job for "Antiques Roadshow"! [​IMG]

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  3. lesliet

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    it looks like an old pressure cooker, just guessing... [​IMG]
     
  4. verthandi

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    Sort of looks like a small version of the glass bottles that were used to hold kerosene for cook-stoves.


    Check this link and see if it looks similar. There are selling much higher on eBay, but this photo looked similar to yours and had a fairly good description.

    http://blujay.com/?page=ad&adid=1328351&cat=27060000
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  5. Zenbirder

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    Thanks so much Verthandi! It does appear that it is just an old kerosene bottle and has nothing particular to do with chickens. I am still glad I bought it, it was only $6. Much appreciated info.
     
  6. 92caddy

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    verthandi is right......................
     
  7. verthandi

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    Quote:Well in days gone by,some farm families kept chicks, piglets, kittens and even premature babies warm behind the kitchen cookstove. So in a way that bottle could have been part of a poultry brooder. It's an interesting find and I am sure it will cause folks to ask what it is.
     
  8. Penturner

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    I'm thinking that if it had anything to do with a brooder it is a brooder warmer. and there is supposed to be a wick coming out that top piece. jsut sets there and burns like a candle or is missing the globe. you might try a little bit searching along that line but would not go at it like it is a certainty.
     

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