The Indian had been a popular
American symbol since the Massachusetts Bay Colony had designed a seal in 1629
featuring an Indian. Around 1716, Shem Drowne made a copper indian weather vane
with glass eyes for the large octagonal cupola on Province House in Boston, the
residence for colonial governors. The weather vane is now displayed at the
Massachusetts Historical Society. Our Indian design does not represent any
particular tribe, but it is a simplified version of the antique weather vane
titled "Massasoit", originally manufactured by Harris & Co. of
Boston in the mid-nineteenth century. Massasoit was the chief of the Wampanogs,
who aided the Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth Plantation.
The Hand Hammered Indian Weather Vane shows the Native American holding a bow and arrow, with a quiver on his back and feathers on his head.
ITEM: I40 Indian Weather Vane
Ornament is 36" long x 34" high
Complete weathervane will stand about 4½ - 5' above roof
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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 870-204-4791
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Largest sizes may require a wooden crate, and item will be sent via Truck.
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We use recycled and repurposed packing materials whenever possible.