Owl weather vanes are mostly of late nineteenth-century vintage. Our humorous swell-bodied Owl on a Broom Weather Vane is reminiscent in style and size to the one shown in the J.W. Fiske 1893 catalog, or the one made by the E.G. Washburne Co. of New York and Danvers, MA. In the early twentieth-century the newly popular silhouette vanes, made for Craftsman style homes and carriage house, included owl designs. In 1930, America's famous blacksmith Samuel Yellin forged an owl with elaborate garniture for the Sterling Library at Yale University in New Haven, CT.
ITEM: O42 Owl Weather Vane
Ornament is 42" long x 18" high
Complete weathervane will stand about 3 - 3 1/2' above roof
This style was popular from the 1700's right up to the Victorian era, and is also very striking with contemporary vanes.
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.
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.
(yes anything) including: size, shape etc.
Just consider it a custom design.
Call Al or Beth at 870-436-3974
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Largest sizes may require a wooden crate, and item will be sent via Truck.
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