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The Past to the Present — Incubators By: Kevin Roth As many of us have found the hobby of raising backyard chickens, certain research has to be done before one starts out. My search has found two valuable resource of gaining knowledge on raising poultry; the magazine Backyard Poultry and the website: My journey of learning raised my interest in incubators and the components used in manufacturing them.
I also went to craigslist, which caused me more excitement than a room filled with helium party balloons when I found and purchased a Leahy Favorite Incubator Model I had never owned an incubator and being a backyard cabinet maker, I decided to bring new life to this unit by restoring it.
What incubator manufactured today will last 40 plus years and still produce high incubation rates? This company made thousands of these incubators and many are still in use today. Words like that only added fuel towards my desire to learn more about the company.
I also found that Brad Legg of Legg Peafowl Farm located in Kansas City, Mo uses the model exclusively because of the high hatch rate the 14 incubators give him.
Leahy inbeing raised in New York on the shores of the Atlantic, was a ten year old boy who had earlier lost his mother and now had to deal with loosing his sea captain father to drowning.
For the next 11 years he followed his fathers love for the sea, starting out being a cabin boy. Having the opportunity to visit many different countries gave him a diverse education. Leahy headed west, landing in Higginsville to make his home with a new bride.
The business started to grow and inwith financial help from James E. Gladish, the inventions and product they made where greatly accepted in the bee industry.
Gladish wife was very fond of Leghorn Chickens and it was probably her interest and persuasiveness that directed the company to diversify and start manufacturing redwood incubators in The incubator was made using 2 layers of tongue and groove. The outside was Redwood, divided by an air space and Celotex moisture barrier.
By utilizing redwood in both the bee hives and incubators required the company to receive by rail, 65 carloads of lumber per year. During those months, it was never a question if they would receive orders, rather if the orders could be filled in a timely manner.
The large safe in the office was testimony of the required cash on hand and at times held more money than all the banks in Higginsville. It was a good thing the bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde, never caught wind of this loot. They shipped bee supplies and incubators worldwide. They had contracts to provide both Sears and Montgomery Wards with incubators thru catalog sales.
In Sears Roebuck was shipping 30, incubators each year and the company expanded with a new two story, 30 x 80, equipped with Grinnell Sprinkler System In Mr. Leahy died in at the age of Although the company bares the Leahy name, it was the four generations of the Gladish family that provide the capital, managerial skills, longevity and vision for the company to prosper over the years.
And let us not to forget, behind every good man there is a greater woman, Margaret Gladish was the company bookkeeper in and held the position for 64 years.
The company converted their machinery from steam power to electricity in The plant produced its own electricity from a diesel powered generator; it was the first electricity to be used in Higginsville.
His enthusiastic attitude inspired the now failing company to make a last stand at producing a quality products.
But know one could have anticipated that the commercial beekeepers would sell out their equipment at bargain prices; half of the company was now starting to die.The Specialty Food Association has a listing of nearly contract packaging companies (co-packers).
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