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Made in Nebraska logo Incubators

Raising chicks became an integral part of farm life in Nebraska, providing much needed cash income to farm families. Incubators and brooders ensured that more eggs hatched and chicks survived and many were manufactured in Nebraska.

Incubators

Lower left: Fairfield Incubator, Nebraska Incubator Company, Fairfield.


Farifield and Queen advertising

Upper left: Advertising booklet for the Queen Incubator and Brooder, Lincoln;
Fairfield Incubator and Brooder advertising;
Sure Hatch Incubator Co. advertising.


advertising
Upper Right: Old Trusty Incubator and Brooder advertising.

 

Old Trusty
Right: Old Trusty Incubator made by the M. M. Johnson Company of Clay Center. Nationally successful, the company produced more than 100,000 incubators and chick brooders in 1910 alone. In 1925 Johnson started radio station KMMJ in Clay Center as a service to farmers and as a way to sell more incubators. This incubator was used on the Hesson farm near Unadilla.

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