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    Posted 9 years ago

    officialfuel
    (562 items)

    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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    Comments

    1. Signaholic Signaholic, 9 years ago
      Boy you don't see those every day Michael. Quite a find!
    2. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 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, 9 years ago
      RARE FIND. WILL YOU EVER MOUNT THIS PIECE OUTSIDE OFFICIALFUEL.
    4. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 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, 9 years ago
      Thank you BELLIN68 for the love and the nice comment!

      Michael
    6. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you chevy59!
      Thank you leighannrn!
      Thank you MooreAntique!

      Michael
    7. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you walksoftly!
      Thank you chrissylovescats!

      Michael
    8. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      shocking!!!!!!
    9. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 years ago
      Thank you BELLIN68!
      Thank you shughs!

      Michael
    13. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 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, 9 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, 9 years ago
      Really that 1959 couch is a liars bench! lol

      Michael
    16. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you packrat-place for the love!

      Michael
    17. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you jbcollector for the love!
      Thank you egreeley1976 for the love!

      Michael
    18. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you mtg75 for the love!
      Thank you Designer for the love!

      Michael
    19. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you sanhardin for the love!

      Michael
    20. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you miKKoChristmas11 for the love!

      Michael
    21. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you RonM for the love!

      Michael
    22. Nova, 9 years ago
      What fun to be collecting something and then find the creme de la creme! It's a beauty!
    23. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you Nova for the love and the awesome compliment!

      Michael
    24. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you trgrubaugh for stopping by and showing some love!

      Michael
    25. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 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, 9 years ago
      Thank you ho2cultcha for stopping by and showing some love on a true Antique!

      Michael
    27. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 9 years ago
      You never disappoint official !!
    28. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you Hedgewalker for the love and the awesome compliment!

      Michael
    29. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you ttomtucker for the love!

      Michael
    30. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you AntigueToys for the love!

      Michael
    31. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you straightleg for the love!

      Michael
    32. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you sugargirl for the love!

      Michael
    33. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you pickrknows for the love!

      Michael
    34. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you pops52 for the love!

      Michael
    35. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you crswerner for the love!

      Michael
    36. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for the love!

      Michael
    37. SMRx2, 2 years ago
      That’s an amazing find. Well done!

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