Wooden Antique incubator...now what do i do with it "PIC'S" help plz!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k2chickens, May 18, 2010.

  1. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/1722006920.html

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    Well i just don't know what to do with it now lol. Payed 50 bucks for it. It looks as if the top is not suppose to come off completely because their are screws and screw holes protruding out from the back half. Easy fix, new slightly longer screws to tap back into the old threads should do it.....but at least you get to see everything this way now. The fan is super neat looking. What i'm having a hard time believing is how that little tiny wafer heated that ENTIRE incubator? There does look to be another "coil" heating element surrounding the fan so with those two together it might have done the job. I have next to no wiring/electrical experience what so ever so im kinda afraid to jump in. I'm literally at the mercy of anyone who is willing to give me some pointers on how i can get this baby running. I understand keeping it original would be for the best, but i am open to more modern ideas as well. I guess im thinking of the lives of the babies i hope to hatch in it, to me, more modern electronic items on the inside will provide a better more stable environment for my babies to hatch in, but at the same time i don't want to go gutting an antique that is really cool.
     
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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that it is a leahy if I spelled that right [​IMG]
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm no expert, but I think its cool! Go for it! [​IMG] Enjoy!! [​IMG]
     
  4. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
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    That is very cool! Nice for just collecting. [​IMG]

    Probably right on the wiring. Would be safest bet to update.
     
  5. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    i updated in my post that she said it had a "Underwriters Laboratory" seal or stamp or certification on it. Whatever that is.


    edit: more info: Said she found a serial number 171-600 and the fan inside the incubator was an old "Robin and Meyers" fan
     
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  6. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks like a Sears incubator I saw around her recently - I think I had saved a pic of it..let me look and I'll BRB..
     
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    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. wateboe

    wateboe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My father-in-law hatches huge numbers of eggs in an identical incubator every year. I would gladly spend $100.00 for this!
     
  9. mschickychick

    mschickychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks similar to mine. It works great. We did check out the wiring before running it. Mine is a Leahy.
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  10. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:thanks for the information, i wonder if i could get it to turn eggs automatically? oh an buy the way guys...I BOUGHT IT!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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