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Weathervanes and Lightning Rods41 of 441898 Copper Weathervane Eagle with original roof mount and NO Bullet Holes.weathervane/ double sided clock/ temperature gauge
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    Posted 8 years ago

    officialfuel
    (499 items)

    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

    Comments

    1. Chapeldreamer Chapeldreamer, 8 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous, I love them!
    2. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      You are so sweet, thank you.
    3. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you lisa.
    4. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thanks chevy59
    5. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you DMK678
    6. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you Vestaswind
    7. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you rustyboltz
    8. mollysmom, 8 years ago
      Awesome collection! I am so jealous.
    9. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you mollysmom
    10. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you Chevelleman69
    11. MooreAntique MooreAntique, 8 years ago
      I USED TO SHOOT AT THESE WITH MY BB GUN. LOL.
    12. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you MooreAntique, No telling how many hundreds and hundreds were shot out with bb-guns and rifles.
    13. tikiray tikiray, 8 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, 8 years ago
      Thank you tikiray for your comment, glad you like.
    15. straightleg straightleg, 8 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, 8 years ago
      Thank you straightleg for your comment and I'm going to do a little research on the regional comment.
    17. Designer Designer, 8 years ago
      Love, Love, LOVE!
    18. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you Designer.
    19. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you imander.
    20. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you VillageIdiot.
    21. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you AR8Jason!
    22. Nova, 8 years ago
      Way cool display of a super collection.
    23. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you Nova!
    24. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you gotwire!
    25. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you trukn20!
    26. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you leighannrn!
    27. C.I.A.Man, 8 years ago
      These are Out-a-Site!
    28. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you C.I.A.Man for the awesome comment! Have a great weekend!
    29. Dottie Dottie, 8 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, 8 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, 8 years ago
      Thank you shughs and Mavericklane!
    32. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you bpadg49957!
    33. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you egreeley1976!
    34. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you RonM!
    35. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you mtg75!
    36. Esther110 Esther110, 8 years ago
      Everytime I come across your weathervane/lightning rod collection I fall in love all over again!!
    37. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you Esther110 so much for the love on the lightning rod collection and the very nice comment! :-)
    38. ThriftStoreAddict ThriftStoreAddict, 8 years ago
      What a constant delight they must be for you
    39. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 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, 8 years ago
      I've added a few more items to the collection if you care to see, thank you!
    41. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you ThriftyGypsy!
    42. pickrknows pickrknows, 8 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, 8 years ago
      Thank you pickrknows for stopping by and commenting and showing some love! Have a great afternoon!!
    44. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you scandinavian_pieces for the love and the awsesome compliment! Have a great evening!! :-)
    45. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thank you ThriftStoreAddict, hotkitties and stepback_antiques for stopping by and showing some love!
    50. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Explanation well taken officialfuel. Thank you! You just decreased my texting and increased my sightseeing :-) Have a great evening!
    52. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you Flash!
    53. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thanks Longings and BELLIN68!
    54. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 7 years ago
      Wow...Thats one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
    55. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you BeauxPurdy for stopping by and showing some love and the nice compliment!
    56. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you thriftfan for showing some love!
    57. chrissylovescats chrissylovescats, 7 years ago
      I love your lightning rod baby!
    58. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you chrissylovescats for the love and the compliment!
    59. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you mnglass!

      Michael
    60. neat.old.stuff neat.old.stuff, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thanks neat.old.stuff for stopping by and commenting!

      Michael
    62. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you bratjdd!

      Michael
    63. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you crswerner!

      Michael
    64. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      you give new meaning to the word 'attractive'!
    65. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you ho2cultcha for the love and the nice comment!

      Michael
    66. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you AntigueToys for the love!

      Michael
    67. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you ho2cultcha for the love!

      Michael
    68. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you sues77 for the love!

      Michael
    69. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you sugargirl for the love!

      Michael
    70. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you pops52 for the love!

      Michael
    71. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you Eyewideopen for the love!

      Michael
    72. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you EJW-54 for the love!

      Michael
    73. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you retroraabe for the love!

      Michael
    74. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you MPBujia1980 for the love!

      Michael
    75. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you mtg75 for the love!

      Michael
    76. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you farmlady for the love!

      Michael
    77. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      Thank you SPEEDWAYPICKER for the love!

      Michael
    78. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      me too!
    79. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you snowman3 for the love!

      Michael
    80. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you CindB, Manikin and kyratango for the loves!

      Michael
    81. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you vintagegirl66 for the love!

      Michael
    82. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you musikchoo for the love!

      Michael

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