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Metropolitan Arrow Weather Vane

The handsome and important Metropolitan Arrow was a design favored by all the major weather vane makers of the late nineteenth century. The first example we enjoyed seeing is on a massive, heavily-detailed steeple on a church in the lovely village of Milford, Pennsylvania, located along the Delaware River. The second time we spotted a Metropolitan Arrow, we were in Martindale, NY, in the Town of Claverack, and the arrow on the Martindale Community Gospel Church was gleaming beautifully in the late afternoon light.

Above left: A glorious ten-foot replica of the Metropolitan Arrow for the Kirby Estate, east of Wilkes-Barre, PA. Years ago, the Kirby family donated their breezy mountain top summer house to the Episcopal church for a retreat house. In an ongoing restoration of the buildings and grounds, they commissioned the Denningers to craft an exact gilded replica of the original vane on the tower of the stone carriage house.

Above right: The Denningers' first Metropolitan was commissioned by customers in Sayville, NY, whose family motto is "The Sun will always shine". They personalized the vane with four red stained glass hearts (one for each member of the family) and points to represent the rays of the sun. Now their motto is a solid statement that greets all visitors to their home.

24" wide - $1,400
30" wide - $1,500
36" wide - $1,650
48" wide - $1,800
Larger Sizes Available

Each Denninger Weather Vane includes
your choice of either:

With NSEW Directionals
Denninger Westervelt Banner with NSEW Directionals
  • Copper and brass weathervane ornament
  • Pair of copper globes
  • Cast brass NSEW directionals
  • Solid brass and stainless steel rod.
This is the traditional and most popular set-up for weather vanes.
OR
With a Large Globe
Denninger Westervelt Banner Weather Vane with Globe
  • Copper and brass weathervane ornament
  • One large impressive copper globe
  • Solid brass and stainless steel rod

This style was popular from the 1700's right up to the Victorian era, and is also very striking with contemporary vanes.


Installation may vary with each building. It is very important to us that you are able to properly mount your weathervane so you can enjoy it for many years to come; so please contact us for advice before you order.
See our Mounting Diagrams for more options.

Each Weather Vane comes with a solid brass rod suitable for Mounting Diagram A or B
Mounting Diagram #1
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.

Mounting Diagram #4
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.

Options:

Go to Custom Patina Page
Patina

Verdigris
or Black
Go to Custom Gilding Page
Gilding

23k Gold Leaf
Go to Stained Glass Weathervane Page
Stained Glass


Go to Denninger Caps
Copper roof caps


Go to Custom Directionals
Custom directionals or cardinals
Go to Custom Garniture
Garniture
Go to Custom Transition Pieces
Transition pieces


Denninger weather vanes are created one-at-a-time.
We are able to customize our designs to reflect each customer's individuality.

Each Denninger Weather Vane is an important piece of sculpture
and is handmade, signed and dated by the artist Alfred H. Denninger.


Shipping:

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.
Save the Earth - Recycle

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