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REDWOOD Sears Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ivywoods, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Songster

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    Does anyone know anything about a Sears redwood incubator? I have an opportunity to buy one. Seller doesn't have pictures. It has 8 trays and 3 hatching trays. He says it is 63" high, 22" wide and 46 1/2" deep. He said it is a model 228.10.

    I am looking to buy it to restore, and he wants $100. for it. It needs door hinges and just a little wood tightened around the bottom.

    Anyone had any experience with one or know who made them for Sears and Roebuck?

    Thanks for any info.
     

  2. ksf59

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    Leahy made them for everyone back in the day. At that price I would buy it. Is it aauto turn, or manual. May have a lever that you move to turn the trays.
     
  3. Ivywoods

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    Quote:The seller said it has 5 turning trays. I don't know if they are manual or auto or if there is a turning lever. He said they are on a "frame" so they might be auto.

    I'm going to go take a look at it tomorrow. I hope I'm pleasantly surprised.

    I had a lady just now contact me about a "table style" Redwood Leahy she wants to sell. She is supposed to get back to me with pictures and price. That's all I know about it.

    If she doesn't want an arm and a leg that might be a good restoration project as well. Has anyone had any experience with the table style? I have no idea the dimensions or model number. I'm curious as to wether they hatch as well as the cabinet style.
     
  4. cmom

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    Please take some pics... [​IMG]
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    A good friend of mine bought that very same one this weekend, it's Leahy and they are wonderful, and big. She also got a great deal at $300.00 so you had better snatch it. I told her I would restore it for her, maybe she will. It's piece of art and furniture, great find, go get it and don't think twice about the $100.00.
     
  6. NO KIDDING! Grab as soon as you can. If you are able to repair, its a keep sake. IF you have a $100 it's worth it.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree... I think it's worth $100. I'm sure if you decided to sell it you could get your $100. plus back from it.
     

  8. bandbaustin

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    buy it buy it buy it. The yare the best. I just bought a four tray one for $75. Works great!!!!
     
  9. dbcooper02

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    The Sears redwood incubator was not made by Leahy. Although Leahy was probably one of the major players at the time they certainly weren't the only maker of redwood incubators. I believe there were several . The Sears incubator, mine is a Farm Master, is quite a bit different than my Leahy Favorite. The envelope that the instruction sheet for my Farm Master came in has a return address of Reliable Incubator Company Quincy, Illinois.
    By the way If you do buy the Sears incubator feel free to PM me with your Email address and I'll send you a scan of the instruction sheets. This is a standing offer available to anyone who needs a copy.
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    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011
  10. Ivywoods

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    Quote:I'll take you up on that offer. I know Leahy held the contract for a lot of the Sears Roebuck incubators, but I suppose it just kind of depends on when it was made.

    I've decided to go look at it in the morning. If I decide it's not what I want I don't have to buy it. I can just figure that I will have a nice drive through the flint hills of Kansas.
     

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