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Early 1900's Pig Lightning Rod/Weather Vane

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Posted 7 years ago


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This is one of a pair of vanes that stood on the roof of a barn near Wainesville, Ohio for nearly a century. The pig is made of zinc, and the copper rod has a great green patina. The iron part of the piece is hand made and is twisted, which makes the overall look pleasing to the eye.


  1. GraLady, 6 years ago
    AR&Jason is correct...the glass balls were just to make the setup more eye appealing. I collect lightning rod balls, and have a great book that tells all about the styles and colors. This ball is a common white milk glass ball. The arrow is quite rare.
  2. stepback_antiques, 6 years ago
    Thank you AR8Jason, and thanks to you GraLady.
  3. betty koth, 6 years ago
    Saw your picture and noted you did not give the size of this pig weathervane.....I have one just like yours and the size is a huge 8 x 14 (not including the arrow) it is in Mint condition too......Just wondered what size yours is. Do you know the manufacturer ? I also will be selling mine as I am going into a retiremnet home and have no idea what I should ask, many people asked to buy it over the 30 yrs that I had it but I never took them serious or looked into the history of this pig.......any help would be appreciated.
  4. neat.old.stuff neat.old.stuff, 6 years ago
    Love the Lightning rod and especially the weather vain with pig! I have one that is twisted metal like that also. I have collected several different colored balls, but no arrows yet. I passed on purchasing an oid one with red glass in the feather end because I thought it to be a bit pricey. I have since realized you don't find them very often. Now I am working on an old farm house that has an arrow which holds the ball in the middle of it. I am hoping to get the chance to own it. If it happens I will post a picture of it.

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