Vintage Working Kerosene Lamp Is a Bird Incubator!

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 15, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

This old, but really interesting, steel incubator weighs 12 lbs, is 18" in diameter, and 11" tall. It is powered by kerosene, which is stored in the 1" deep base. The metal is decorated with black painted diamonds and partial moons. Sitting on top of the base, in the center, is the adjustable wick holder and flame channel. A plastic window in the flame channel lets you see if the flame is lit and how high.

I see no identifying marks on the incubator, so I don't know who made it or when. However, my grandfather was a chicken farmer in the 1950's, and I remember him having incubators that looked like this.

Condition: The incubator is extremely dirty and needs a thorough cleaning. Although I have not tested it, I see no reason why it wouldn't work. The painted decoration is worn, but still has presence. The metal has started to rust, but t is no serious corrosion.

Shipping: Because of size and weight, this item will be shipped via Federal Express, as it is the most dependable and consistently the least expensive of the alternatives. S/H for this item includes a $6.50 handling fee. Please contact me for a s/h quote before bidding, if you are concerned.

Questions welcomed. Thanks for looking!

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