Weather Vane

weathervaneVintage advertising image for an eagle weather vane. The vanes were made of copper and could be ordered with a pure gold gilding. The company boasted of having an illustrated catalogue of over 250 designs and could make a vane from any design.

This weather vane has an American bald eagle with out-stretched wings perched upon a globe, with and arrow pointing the direction of the wind and north, east, west and south indicators. I’m thinking the top half with the bald eagle and arrow could make for a nice illustration too.

This vintage illustration was one of many home-related drawings found in the 1887 Scientific American Architects and Builders Edition.

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.