We are very proud of our Stanford Arrow, because it has been chosen by
scores of homeowners, architects and contractors, in many sizes, for a large
variety of residences, historic buildings, and churches (see the arrow and cap
we made for the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Bethany, PA). The Stanford Arrow
is named for the lovely old United Church of Christ in Stanfordville, Dutchess
County, NY where we first saw an example of this antique design in 1990.
Since then, we have seen "our" Stanford-style Arrow on dozens of buildings all over New England and New York State. We have also discovered that the old weather vane makers of the late 1800's often called it a "church vane" or "church scroll", though its form is also suitable for many other kind of buildings.
The Stanford Arrow was the inspiration for the Bradford Arrow with stained glass, which we modified and crafted for customers who wanted something special to commemorate their anniversary.
24" wide - $950
30" wide - $1,050
36" wide - $1,200
48" wide - $1,400
Larger Sizes Available
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
(Old Diagram #1)
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
(Old Diagram #4)
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" brass 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.
Denninger weather vanes are created one-at-a-time.
Each Denninger Weather Vane is an important piece
Copper Weather Vane, Garniture, Transition Piece, Cap or Finial
Via UPS - $45 each - Shipped in the USA (AK & HI extra)
Larger sizes may require UPS OS/2 or OS/3 (at an additional charge)
Largest sizes may require a wooden crate, and item will be sent via Truck (charges to be determined)
Call for delivery schedule - each item is individually handcrafted for you.
We use recycled packing materials whenever possible