"The quill had been the
principal writing instrument for centuries, and although the steel nib pen
replaced it in the mid-nineteenth century, the quill remained the symbol for
writing," wrote Myrna Kaye in "Yankee Weathervanes", her book
about antique vanes and their place in American history. In England and the
colonies, the quill came to represent a teacher, a minister or an attorney. A
quill pen was made from a good strong flight feather from a robust bird like a
turkey or a goose.
The quill lends itself beautifully to a weather vane, having a perfect pointing shape and a fletched tail. We think of the Quill Weather Vane as a "feather in the wind"!
Q18 - Full-bodied Quill Ornament - 18"w x 10"h - $819
Q24 - Full-bodied Quill Ornament - 24"w x 14"h - $924
Q30 - Full-bodied Quill Ornament - 30"w x 17"h - $1,050
Q36 - Full-bodied Quill Ornament - 36"w x 20"h - $1,332
Q48 - Full-bodied Quill Ornament - 48"w x 29"h - $1,464
Q60 - Full-bodied Quill Ornament - 60"w x 36"h - $1,608
Complete weathervane will stand about 3 - 5 1/2' above roof Prices are for a complete weathervane
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
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.