Buckeye Clipper Incubator....Pictures added

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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My friend a couple of years ago was cleaning out an old shed on his farm and called me to see if I wanted this old wood incubator. I was picturing something a wee bit smaller and then he showed up with this beautiful incubator that's about 4' wide X 6' tall and probably 5' feet deep. It's a Buckeye Clipper. The shelves are still in it, but the "workings" of it are long gone. Does anyone know anything about this incubator? I'd love to have it in the house to use as storage, but it weighs a lot and I know the hubby wouldn't be thrilled about having to move it. It's been sitting in our barn since he brought it over and I let my husband store his replacement baler belts in it and I keep cat food in it!
 
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Tuffoldhen

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Jan 30, 2007
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Did you google the brand Katy? Seems someone here or the other BYC had a Buckeye but I'm tooooo old and tuff to remember who
maybe I should change my nic to sweet old hen


Maybe I saw the name on ebay in the incubators for sale, hmmmmmm.....
 

Katy

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Jun 29, 2007
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I did google it and I will admit I didn't spend a whole lot of time on it yet, but the only thing I saw so far was someone had a 1907 one for sale, but it wouldn't let me go to the page that said anything about it. I thought maybe some one here had one. I wish all the workings were still there.....not that I need to be hatching that many chicks!!


I know you're not that old.....or tuff!
Sweet old hen would suit you well.
 

geareduplyn

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Jun 2, 2008
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Post a picture. Does it have racks to turn the eggs? I aquired one in 1962, and sounds like it was about he same size. Mine had two sets of trays that were mounted to enable manual 45 degree turning. It was the first thing I ever set up to automatically turn the eggs. It should be set up with openings for two fans and two heater coils
 

Katy

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Jun 29, 2007
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It doesn't have racks....just shelves. It may have had racks at some point in the past. I'll go see if I can get some decent pictures of it. It's in the barn where there's better light in the am so pictures might have to wait.

I googled it again last night and spent quite a bit of time looking. About the only thing I found out was that the Buckeye Incubator Company was in Springfield Ohio.
 

geareduplyn

Songster
11 Years
Jun 2, 2008
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I've had a couple of Buckeyes over the years, and the later models had a steel framwork that held the egg trays so they could be turned 45degrees as a unit. Yours sounds like a hatcher. I can tell you more once I see the pictures. In any event getting it up and running is no big deal.

Just noted that you are in Kansas. I'm heading for the Miami/Johnson county line where I was born west of Spring Hill soon. Is that anywhere close to you?
 
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Katy

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Ok..here are some pictures of it. I couldn't get a straight on shot of it because one of our grain trucks is parked in front of it about three feet away. In the second picture someone has patched a hole with tin can lids where they removed something.
 

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