The Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower noted that their new land was "a place of profitable fishing: large whales of the best kind for oil and bone came daily alongside and played about the ship." Along with codfish, whales were a vital part of the New England economy in the Colonial and Federal eras. Whale vanes, especially sperm whales, became very popular in the 18th and early 19th centuries, and were usually made of wood, tin or iron. Our traditional copper swell-bodied Whales are whimsical and durable.
ITEM: W28 Whale Weather Vane
Ornament is 28" long x 12" high
Complete weathervane will stand about 3 - 3 1/2' above roof
ITEM: W34 Large Whale Weather Vane
Ornament is 38" long x 20" high
Complete weathervane will stand about 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 870-204-4791
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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.