The quill shape has been used as a weather vane for more than a century.
It represents learned study and wisdom. We have made quills for authors,
journalists, lawyers, judges and professors. The elegant 5' quill photographed
here was made for a beautiful big barn on an estate in Idaho.
The quill can also be used in place of an arrow below another figure. We once did a weather vane with a Great Horned Owl sitting on a quill for a justice in Bergen County, NJ.
Other Quills we have done include:
The famous Noah Webster replication in Goshen, NY & the "Quill on Keystone" sculpture for the PA Newspaper Publishers Association's lobby.
24" wide - $1,250
30" wide - $1,350
36" wide - $1,500
42" wide - $1,700
48" wide - $1,950
60" wide - $2,350
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.