In its 1893 catalogue, the J. W. Fiske Company (named for its founder
Joseph Winn Fiske) called itself "The Oldest and Most Extensive
Manufacturer of Vanes in the United States." In 1866 the company was
awarded a bronze medal and certificate by the American Institute of the City of
New York for excellence in the production of weathervanes. Indeed, J. W. Fiske
is still a famous name in weather vanes, having made weather vanes in New York
City, Massachusetts, Brooklyn and Paterson, New Jersey from 1858 until 1985. Of
all the weather vane makers of the previous century, only Fiske and its
competitor E. G. Washburne of Danvers, Mass., remained in business until the
We honor this venerable company with our Fiske Arrow, similar to one of their "Antique Scrolls". It is suitable for decorating buildings, towers, cupolas and gazebos of most periods and architectural styles. Its clean lines make it a favorite among all our many designs.
24" wide - $800
30" wide - $900
36" wide - $1,050
48" wide - $1,250
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
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.