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Grasshopper Weather Vane
Faneuil Hall Weathervane

Made in the U.S.A.

Grasshopper atop Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA

The grasshopper weather vane atop Faneuil Hall in Boston is a famous example of our American weathervane heritage. It was made in 1742 of gilded copper with glass eyes, by Shem Drowne. Peter Faneuil built the brick building at his own expense and donated it to the town for the new central marketplace with a second-story town meeting hall. Faneuil selected the grasshopper because at that time it had become the trade emblem for a merchant exchange. The grasshoper was a copy of the vane on the Royal Exchange in London, founded by Sir Thomas Gresham whose family crest was the grasshopper because the name "Gresham" meant "grass cricket."

G24 Grasshopper Weather Vane

ITEM: G24 Grasshopper Weather Vane
Full-bodied
Ornament is 24" long x 18" high
Complete weathervane will stand about 3 - 3 1/2' above roof
$1,302 complete
G34 Large Grasshopper Weathervane
ITEM: G34 Large Grasshopper Weather Vane
Full-bodied
Ornament is 34" long x 16" high
Complete weathervane will stand about 3 - 3 1/2' above roof
$2,169 complete

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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 - 870-204-4791
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 870-204-4791

Shipping:

Shipped in the USA and Worldwide via UPS or best way.
Your shipping costs will only be the actual carrier charges,determined upon size and weight of packed carton(s).
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 and repurposed packing materials whenever possible.
Save the Earth - Recycle

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