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Cow, Bull, Steer & Texas Longhorn Weathervanes

Made in the U.S.A.

Before the mid-19th century, cow and bull weather vanes seen on the cupolas of barns and farm outbuildings were swell-bodied. By the late 19th century, full-bodied ornaments were being made and sold both in New England and in the rapidly developing farmland of the midwest. Popular in the early 20th century were the smaller cow lightning rod weather vanes that you can still see on barn ventilators in the midwest.

Our Hand Hammered Bull, Cow and Steer weather vanes are full-bodied antique reproductions of those popular in the late 1800's. This incredible figure is a scale-model of an actual bull, having 27 separate parts. The horns, both shorthorn and longhorn, are cast brass, or we can have it polled.

Cow Weather Vane

ITEM:
C28 Cow Weathervane
Full-bodied
Choice of Shorthorns or Polled

Ornament is 28" long x 17" high
Complete weathervane will stand about 3 - 3 1/2' above roof
$2,295 complete


Also available
as a Bull or a Steer.



ITEMS:
B28 Bull Weathervane
Full-bodied
Choice of Shorthorns or Polled


B28S Steer Weathervane
Full-bodied
Choice of Shorthorns or Polled

Ornament is 28" long x 17" high

Complete weathervane will stand about 3 - 3 1/2' above roof
$2,295 complete

Texas Longhorn Steer Weather Vane Front View{short description of image}Texas Longhorn Steer Weather Vane Side View

Our Longhorn Weather Vane is a favorite of Texas Longhorn breeders and ranchers. They have expressed their satisfaction with the size and set of the horns, and have ordered the Longhorn Bull or Longhorn Steer for ranch houses, barns, arenas, salebarns, guesthouses and even fine steakhouse restaurants. The horns on this weathervane are a whopping 15" wide.

ITEMS:
B28-LH Texas Longhorn Bull Weather Vane
B28S-LH Texas Longhorn Steer Weather Vane (shown above)
Full-bodied
Ornament is 28" long x 17" high
Complete weathervane will stand about 3 - 3 1/2' above roof
$2,475 complete

Longhorn Bull Weather Vane on 42 Inch Arrow{short description of image}Longhorn Bull Weathervane on 42 inch Arrow Rear View

Here is the same fabulous Longhorn Weather Vane, this time it is shown as a Bull.
We also added a 42" arrow to make it a much more impressive weathervane, especially for large buildings.


ITEMS:
B28-LH Texas Longhorn Bull Weather Vane on 42" Arrow (shown above)
B28S-LH Texas Longhorn Steer Weather Vane on 42" Arrow
Full-bodied
Ornament is 42" long x 21" high
Complete weathervane will stand about 3 1/2' above roof
$3,275 complete

Order a Weather Vane

Each Weather Vane includes your choice of either:

With NSEW Directionals
Denninger Westervelt Banner with NSEW Directionals
  • Copper and brass weathervane ornament
  • Pair of copper globes
  • Cast brass NSEW directionals
  • Solid stainless steel rod painted black (or to upgrade to a brass sleeve covering add $75)
This is the traditional and most popular set-up for weather vanes.
OR
With a Large Globe
Denninger Westervelt Banner Weather Vane with Globe
  • Copper and brass weathervane ornament
  • One large impressive copper globe
  • Solid stainless steel rod painted black (or to upgrade to a brass sleeve covering add $75)

This style was popular from the 1700's right up to the Victorian era, and is also very striking with contemporary vanes.

Each Weather Vane comes with a standard stainless steel rod suitable for Mounting Diagram A or B:

Mounting Diagram #1
Diagram A - Headblock only

Traditional mounting of a weather vane into the solid headblock of a cupola, tower, turret or gazebo, or into the ridgepole of a roof.


This is the "old fashioned" traditional way of mounting a weather vane. It is still suitable today for smaller vanes up to 36" wide. Our basic 28 1/2" rod allows for at least 8" - 9" of rod to be wedged and caulked into a solid headblock or ridgepole, and 16" - 20" of rod exposed above the apex of roof.

Mounting Diagram #4
Diagram B - Headblock & Brace

A preferred traditional mount into the solid headblock of a cupola, tower, turret or gazebo, or into the ridgepole of a roof using a brace for extra strength.

Prepare your roof ahead with this headblock and brace system, for an easy and very secure mount. This mount is suitable for any size weather vane. Our basic 28 1/2" rod allows for at least 8" - 9"of rod inside the roof, and 16" - 20" of rod exposed above the apex of the roof. A nail is used to pin the rod to the brace. Larger sized vanes will need proportionally heavier and longer rods.

NOTE:
Installation may vary with each building.
It is very important to us that you are able to properly mount your weathervane
so you can enjoy it for generations to come.
Please contact us for mounting advice before you order - 870-436-3974
See our Mounting Diagrams for even more options.


Options:

Go to Custom Patina Page
Patina
Verdigris
or Black
Go to Custom Guilding Page
Gilding

23k Gold Leaf
Go to Add an Arrow Page
Add an Arrow
to a design

Go to Denninger Caps
Copper roof caps


Go to Custom Directionals
Custom directionals or cardinals
Go to Custom Garniture
Garniture
Go to Custom Transition Pieces
Transition pieces


Of course, we can modify anything
(yes anything) including: size, shape etc.
Just consider it a custom design.
Call Al or Beth at 870-436-3974

Shipping:

Shipped in the USA and Worldwide via UPS or best way.
Largest sizes may require a wooden crate, and item will be sent via Truck.
Call for delivery schedule - each item is individually handcrafted for you.

We use recycled packing materials whenever possible.
Save the Earth - Recycle

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Denninger Weather Vanes & Finials, HC3 Box 3335, Theodosia, MO. 65761 USA
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