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A True Antique...Original 100 Year Old Lightning Rod...James Co. Weathervane With Pig

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Posted 2 years ago

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I love lightning rod balls and weathervanes. When I had a chance to get this for my collection it was hitting the mother load. I saw this about a six months ago in northern Indiana. It came off a barn that is over 100 years old and is still standing and looks great. They had a new metal roof put on over twenty-five years ago and didn't put this back on the barn. This has been sitting in the basement all that time. This would have sat on top of the cupola. The weathervane is 32 1/4" long. The hollow pig is 14 3/4" long. The pig has three hoofs on the vane and one in the air and still has his tail intact. There is a number on the vane A10B and the name James. The name James is the name of the company out of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The company made large weathervanes in a variety of animals around 1900's. The rod is 34" long with the original ruby red glass ball. This is the nicest weathervane and lightning rod that I have ever picked for my collection and I will enjoy it for years to come.

Michael

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  1. Signaholic, 2 years ago
    Boy you don't see those every day Michael. Quite a find!
  2. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Perry for the love! I haven't seen one of these with the tail still on the pig ever, so when I saw this WOW!

    Michael
  3. rustyboltz rustyboltz, 2 years ago
    RARE FIND. WILL YOU EVER MOUNT THIS PIECE OUTSIDE OFFICIALFUEL.
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you rustyboltz for the love! You've been over and you know I'm afraid the kids would shoot out the glass ball lol. Better leave it in the house where it's safe.

    Michael
  5. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68 for the love and the nice comment!

    Michael
  6. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you chevy59!
    Thank you leighannrn!
    Thank you MooreAntique!

    Michael
  7. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you walksoftly!
    Thank you chrissylovescats!

    Michael
  8. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    shocking!!!!!!
  9. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you mikielikesigns2 for the love and the comment!
    Thank you Chevelleman69!
    Thank you trukn20!
    Thank you Longings!
    Thank you EJW-54!

    Michael
  10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Love it Official reminds me of the old farm . After we quit milking it became a pig farm and we had one similar . I adore these and I need one on my cupola on my house :-) What a super find !
  11. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Manikin! You made my day by stopping by and showing some love. I'm glad this made you think about the old farm and the great memories. Again thank you for the nice compliment! :-)

    Michael
  12. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68!
    Thank you shughs!

    Michael
  13. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you eye4beauty for the love! The seat is a 1959 Cadillac couch. Again thank you for stopping by!

    Michael
  14. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    eye4beauty that's exactly what we do out there in the mancave! You hit the nail on the head. Come on over and join us.

    Michael
  15. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Really that 1959 couch is a liars bench! lol

    Michael
  16. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you packrat-place for the love!

    Michael
  17. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you jbcollector for the love!
    Thank you egreeley1976 for the love!

    Michael
  18. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you mtg75 for the love!
    Thank you Designer for the love!

    Michael
  19. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you sanhardin for the love!

    Michael
  20. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you miKKoChristmas11 for the love!

    Michael
  21. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you RonM for the love!

    Michael
  22. Nova, 2 years ago
    What fun to be collecting something and then find the creme de la creme! It's a beauty!
  23. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Nova for the love and the awesome compliment!

    Michael
  24. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you trgrubaugh for stopping by and showing some love!

    Michael
  25. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you gotwire for stopping by and showing some love on the old lightning rod and the weather vane!

    Michael
  26. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you ho2cultcha for stopping by and showing some love on a true Antique!

    Michael
  27. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    You never disappoint official !!
  28. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Hedgewalker for the love and the awesome compliment!

    Michael
  29. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you ttomtucker for the love!

    Michael
  30. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you AntigueToys for the love!

    Michael
  31. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you straightleg for the love!

    Michael
  32. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you sugargirl for the love!

    Michael
  33. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you pickrknows for the love!

    Michael
  34. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you pops52 for the love!

    Michael
  35. officialfuel officialfuel, 11 months ago
    Thank you crswerner for the love!

    Michael
  36. officialfuel officialfuel, 11 months ago
    Thank you PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for the love!

    Michael

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