To make the right selection for your project,
here's a guide to
the different types of weathervanes.
By David Ferro and Tina Loureiro
Without falling from vogue, weathervanes have enjoyed over two thousand
years of proud use. Archeological evidence is prominent in Greek history from c.48 BC. The
Vikings used vanes as navigational aids in the first century AD. An alleged Papal decree
in the 9th century gave the Rooster ornament its popularity. The symbol was used to remind
Christians of Peter's betrayal of Christ and insure they would be in attendance for Mass.
The English began the use of bannerette-style vanes as a sign of nobility in the 10th
century. With the settlement of a New World, Americans facilitated widespread use of
weathervanes by making them fashionable. Today, weathervanes are being rediscovered as an
opportunity to express individuality, regardless of the "direction" in which it
To serve the growing demand, there are more vanes being made in the world
today than at any point in history. Due to the large variety of manufacturers and styles,
becoming familiar with the product is crucial when purchasing. Since the purchase of a
weathervane is often a singular affair, and because it's inaccessible and highly visible,
it is important to select carefully.
Mechanically, a weathervane is simple. The challenge lies in constructing the vane to
endure adverse climate throughout decades of use. Although occasionally ....
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Weathervanes are available in silhouette, swell-bodied,
and full-bodied styles. A silhouette vane is an outline of a design cut from any piece of
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Silhouette, swell-bodied, and full-bodied styles assume their
form through various manufacturing techniques, including casting, machine pressing,
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Purchasing a weather vane should be an enjoyable experience.
Using the knowledge provided here, you might now conduct an educated search for a vane
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