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Posted 4 years ago

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officialfuel
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I've been collecting these for years and thought they would look nice displayed all together. It seems like everywhere you look they tear down the old barns and put up the new pole barns and don't bother replacing the lightning rods, balls and weathervanes. Some people come over to the house and have never seen anything like this before. As of November 30, 2011 I've posted three new pictures because of some more new items added to the collection. There are 60 balls, 18 weathervanes, two white teardrop pendants and fourteen rods. There is also a directional weathervane (north,south,east,west) out of the 1800's and an acorn topper also from the 1800's. There are several weathervanes from that time period too. Some of the balls and weathervanes your looking at are rare and hard to find. Some colors are more desirable than others, just as some of the balls are more desirable to the collector than others. Hope you enjoy this collection as much as I do.

Michael

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  1. Chapeldreamer Chapeldreamer, 4 years ago
    Absolutely gorgeous, I love them!
  2. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    You are so sweet, thank you.
  3. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you lisa.
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thanks chevy59
  5. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you DMK678
  6. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you Vestaswind
  7. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you rustyboltz
  8. mollysmom, 4 years ago
    Awesome collection! I am so jealous.
  9. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you mollysmom
  10. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you Chevelleman69
  11. MooreAntique MooreAntique, 4 years ago
    I USED TO SHOOT AT THESE WITH MY BB GUN. LOL.
  12. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you MooreAntique, No telling how many hundreds and hundreds were shot out with bb-guns and rifles.
  13. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    I have never seen anything like them before. I wonder if it's a regional thing? I don't recall ever seeing any here in the deep south.... not even out in the country where my husband is from. They are really pretty!
  14. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you tikiray for your comment, glad you like.
  15. straightleg straightleg, 4 years ago
    Ya I don't recall seeing'em eather good thing too I probably would of taken a few out w/ my BB gun aswell.They probably were all around me thou I grewup in the middle of a bunch of farms.The regional thing is interesting,there ya go MJ something else to research!
  16. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you straightleg for your comment and I'm going to do a little research on the regional comment.
  17. Designer Designer, 4 years ago
    Love, Love, LOVE!
  18. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you Designer.
  19. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you imander.
  20. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you VillageIdiot.
  21. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you AR8Jason!
  22. Nova, 4 years ago
    Way cool display of a super collection.
  23. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you Nova!
  24. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you gotwire!
  25. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you trukn20!
  26. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you leighannrn!
  27. C.I.A.Man, 4 years ago
    These are Out-a-Site!
  28. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you C.I.A.Man for the awesome comment! Have a great weekend!
  29. Dottie Dottie, 4 years ago
    Your display is put together so nicely,it's just beautiful and I love the colors of the glass balls on the rods.You are so creative!!!
  30. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you Dottie for showing some love on the glass balls and rods! I've added a few more so I need to take some new pictures and post.
  31. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you shughs and Mavericklane!
  32. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you bpadg49957!
  33. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you egreeley1976!
  34. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you RonM!
  35. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you mtg75!
  36. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    Everytime I come across your weathervane/lightning rod collection I fall in love all over again!!
  37. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Esther110 so much for the love on the lightning rod collection and the very nice comment! :-)
  38. ThriftStoreAddict ThriftStoreAddict, 3 years ago
    What a constant delight they must be for you
  39. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Mavericklane, ThriftStoreAddict and Mcgarrett50 for stopping by and giving these old weathervanes and lightning rods and globes some love, also thank you ThriftStoreAddict for leaving that sweet comment!! :-)
  40. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    I've added a few more items to the collection if you care to see, thank you!
  41. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you ThriftyGypsy!
  42. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 years ago
    Great collection o.f.. I think the person who said these are a regional item was correct. Our farm had several very old barns,but nothing like these beauties on it! Just a copper rod with a heavy copper cable to the ground,although maybe some-one had already shot them out! Great collection!
  43. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you pickrknows for stopping by and commenting and showing some love! Have a great afternoon!!
  44. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you scandinavian_pieces for the love and the awsesome compliment! Have a great evening!! :-)
  45. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you potrero for stopping by and showing some love! Please forgive me for not thanking you months again! Going back and making sure I thanked everyone and I see you were missed, again my apology! :-)
  46. MMM MMM, 3 years ago
    You are a diversified collector officialfuel. I'm sorry I missed this one. I was just waiting to commemt on the updated version...lol. Very nice assortment of these lightening rods. The colors and shapes are truely amazing. I'm curious to learn why some of the rods have more globes than others. Did this have something to do with greater lightening protection? Your feedback is appreciated. Two thumbs up!!...and back to the front page. Don't miss this one Collector Weekly friends.
  47. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    There is a farm house with a couple of barns I pass frequently while doing deliveries that has 10(yes I counted them) lightening rods total.They all have matching light blue balls on them.Pretty cool ! You're collection is very impressive official(as always) !!!
  48. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you MMM for stopping by and showing some love on the collection! If your out and look on top of the barns or older houses they would only have one ball or globe on the rod, it was for decoration only. There is a copper wire that is attached to the rod and it runs down the side of the building and is attached to a steel rod in the ground. That way if lighting strikes it is grounded. I have stack several globes or balls on top of each other just to show off the different sizes and shapes and colors. The rods and stands are different lengths and sizes, thats why some rods have more or less on them than others. There are also weathervanes on the rods. Just trying to save some history from being destroyed or thrown away. Hope I have answered your question and again thanks for the love and the awesome compliment!
  49. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you ThriftStoreAddict, hotkitties and stepback_antiques for stopping by and showing some love!
  50. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Hedgewalker for showing some love and the nice compliment! I'm glad you notice the lightning rods and the 10 blue balls on top of the barn, good eye! Have a great evening!! :-)
  51. MMM MMM, 3 years ago
    Explanation well taken officialfuel. Thank you! You just decreased my texting and increased my sightseeing :-) Have a great evening!
  52. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Flash!
  53. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thanks Longings and BELLIN68!
  54. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 3 years ago
    Wow...Thats one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
  55. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you BeauxPurdy for stopping by and showing some love and the nice compliment!
  56. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you thriftfan for showing some love!
  57. chrissylovescats chrissylovescats, 3 years ago
    I love your lightning rod baby!
  58. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you chrissylovescats for the love and the compliment!
  59. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you mnglass!

    Michael
  60. neat.old.stuff neat.old.stuff, 3 years ago
    That is a fantastic collection. I told my wife I found something else I wanted to start collecting more of... I have only a few now.... she just shook her head and said who is going to clean it .. lol.. Love it.
  61. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thanks neat.old.stuff for stopping by and commenting!

    Michael
  62. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you bratjdd!

    Michael
  63. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you crswerner!

    Michael
  64. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    you give new meaning to the word 'attractive'!
  65. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you ho2cultcha for the love and the nice comment!

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

    Michael
  67. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you ho2cultcha for the love!

    Michael
  68. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you sues77 for the love!

    Michael
  69. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you sugargirl for the love!

    Michael
  70. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you pops52 for the love!

    Michael
  71. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Eyewideopen for the love!

    Michael
  72. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you EJW-54 for the love!

    Michael
  73. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you retroraabe for the love!

    Michael
  74. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you MPBujia1980 for the love!

    Michael
  75. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you mtg75 for the love!

    Michael
  76. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you farmlady for the love!

    Michael
  77. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you SPEEDWAYPICKER for the love!

    Michael
  78. CindB CindB, 1 month ago
    I love these! Very Cool!
  79. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 month ago
    me too!
  80. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 month ago
    Thank you snowman3 for the love!

    Michael
  81. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 month ago
    Thank you CindB, Manikin and kyratango for the loves!

    Michael
  82. officialfuel officialfuel, 21 days ago
    Thank you vintagegirl66 for the love!

    Michael
  83. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 days ago
    Thank you musikchoo for the love!

    Michael

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