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'Looks an awful lot like my old Dadant "Little Wonder" hand crank extractor ( except for the motor).
 

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Thanks for the replays. I contacted dadant and the lady said it was a 1974 modle. She called it a Dadant universal extractor she had never scene one before, she found a picture in a 1974 catalog. I have cleaned it up and upgraded the motor to a 1/3hp. Floor Flooring
 

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That's pretty interesting! Tell us the story about how you got it. Was it an old retired beek?
 

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I was contacting friends and followings on face book looking for a local emergency queen. There was a guy not to far from me Gadsden honey bee removal,replayed and gave me a contact for queens in Ga. On all my s.o.s. I sent out the last line had and I'm looking for an extractor. He said he took it in on a beekeeper buy out. He said he would take 250$. He did not know any info in it. From the looks in the text I knew it needed a motor and a gate to say the least. He took 225$. I have 98$ in the motor and cord,45$ in the gate and stainless hardware. The basket will hold 8 mediums tangent and 4 radial. I am going to rebuild the basket the hold 12 radially. One thing I did notice back then Dadant was not to worried about MULTIPLE sharp
edges on the basket.
 

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That's a pretty good story Weber. One thing leads to another. And I think you got a pretty good deal considering the shape it's in and the number of frames you can do.

I was going to buy a hand crank 9 frame radial but a friend found a good deal on scratch and dents from one of the bee places on line. We each bought a three frame hand crank for around $165 a piece. That was a good deal, too. I had some spare plexiglass at the house and I made tops for them, since that was one reason they were never used but half price.

It's interesting hearing how things are found.
 

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