Taylor Incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SterlingAcres, May 12, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    The incubator I've got is antique. It's a large wooden chest that uses a wafer and fan as a heating system. It can hold 800+ eggs. It was gifted to me from my grandfather many years ago and I can't seem to find any information on it whatsoever.

    The thermometer reads 'Taylor, Rochester NY'...

    Would anyone happen to know anything about this bator? Thanks so much. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what that means because I've never had an antique incubator. I hope you'll find out sooner or later.
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Me too. It's OLD, but it works wonderfully. It'd be nice to be able to buy replacement parts and such for it.
     
  4. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Taylor may be just the name of the thermometer, not the incubator.
    You need to post a picture. In fact, post several.
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:It could be the thermometer, but it's also on the hydrometer/hygrometer too. What are the odds? Here's one photo since flickr's not agreeing with me tonight.

    [​IMG]

    Each shelf can hold about 100 eggs in egg cartons. There's 8-10 shelves, I can't remember. Sorry for the crappy shot.

    ETA- The label on the top is a Patent number, but nothing else.
     
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  6. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Being given to U from your grandfather, [​IMG] I would sure fix it or even restore it the wood looks good for its age.
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:It doesn't need to be fixed. Maybe I could slap some varnish on it, but it works fantastically. That's what's hatching out my sister in law's eggs right now (we're on day 8). I'm planning to hatch my buff orph flock with it, if I don't build a MissPrissy Chick Bator this summer.
     
  8. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Big old redwood bator. Awesome!
    I cant find anything on Taylor incubators. No other tags or plates?
     
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:I know, I love it!
    No other tags or plates... totally depressing, right? [​IMG] ::sigh::
     
  10. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I did get flickr to agree with me this morning though, so here's another shot [​IMG] But my bad, there's only room for 7 trays without the water tray we added. I guess I have duplicates laying in the basement for storage!

    [​IMG]
     

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