Good to know:
Centuries ago, weathervanes (or weather vanes) were one of the first instruments to detect
changes in the weather by pointing in the direction from which the wind was
blowing. Over the years, a variety of ornaments have been created to display
various cultural, religious, and patriotic themes.
Today we offer the highest quality selection of traditional and contemporary
handcrafted weathervanes. Our fully functional and precisely balanced
weathervanes will assemble in minutes and stand the test of time. Whether you
are searching for a distinctive gift or looking to add a touch of elegance to your
house, we have something to offer. From traditional Eagle, Horse or Rooster
Weathervane to more contemporary one, our weathervanes are perfect for most
Our copper weathervanes will age gracefully with beautiful green patina over
time. Our rooftop weathervanes look great atop a
cupola - a wonderful
compliment to any weathervane. Some of our weathervanes - the "story vanes", are
depicting an amusing scene and tell a story.
Tabletop weathervane makes a great accent for the office, family room or
other part of your home. Whether on the desk, table or mantel - the tabletop
weathervane will be a complimentary addition to your decor.
WindCup weathervanes will tell you where the wind is coming from and also -
how strong the wind is blowing.
Our Cottage weathervanes are specifically designed for a smaller structures
such as shed, gazebo or garage.
Weather Vane, Weathervane,
or Wind Vane: instrument used to indicate wind direction. It
consists of an asymmetrically shaped object, e.g., an arrow or a rooster,
mounted at its center of gravity so it can move freely about a vertical axis.
Regardless of the design, the portion of the object with greater surface area
(usually the tail) offers greater resistance to the wind and thus positions the
vane so that the forward part points in the direction from which the wind is
blowing. The compass direction of the wind may then be determined by reference
to an attached compass rose; alternatively, the orientation of the vane may be
relayed to a remote calibrated dial. The weather vane must be mounted at a
distance from the nearest obstacle equal to at least twice the height of the
obstacle above the vane if the observed wind direction is to be representative
of meteorologically significant wind patterns; for this reason, the weathervane
is often mounted on a pole or tower that is in turn mounted on the roof of a