We are having a lot of fun designing weather vanes for sports fans who
want to celebrate their favorite teams.
This line of vanes came about when a customer wanted a fun weather vane for the roof
overlooking the pool behind his beautiful new home on Long Island. Stuart is a big baseball fan,
and we sketched out a neat design incorporating the whole shebang -- the ball, a bat and his team.
(His sweet wife opted for a more elegant look for their streetside view -- our Keyhole Banner with monogram!)
The copper bat is 4' long, hand formed in full-bodied style (3-D).
This slugger would knock any ball out of the park!
The copper ball is 6" diameter, etched and soldered with "stitching ".
The sports design is hand hammered in swell-bodied style, and turns with the bat when the wind blows.
A note from Beth your Librarian:
The three weather vanes pictured here all evolved from Stuart's original design.
Later, in reading an old issue of Maine Antique Digest,
we were thrilled to discover an antique weather vane depicting a baseball and bat!
This antique vane sold at a sports memorabilia auction in NYC in 1998 for $5750!
The collector called it "the finest piece of baseball folk art" he had ever seen.
24" long: $1,895
30" long: $1,995
36" long: $2,095
48" long: $2,295
This is a simplified version, with a classic arrow topped by the sports design.
24" long: $1,295
30" long: $1,395
36" long: $1,495
48" long: $1,695
And for the baseball purist . . . a simple baseball bat and ball.
24" long: $1,595
30" long: $1,695
36" long: $1,795
48" long: $1,995
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" 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
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.