It is probably the banners which flew from medieval towers in Britain, Normandy and Germany which are the precursors to our modern weather vanes. The word "vane" actually comes from the Anglo-Saxon word "fane", meaning "flag". Originally, fabric pennants would show the archers the direction of the wind. Later, the cloth flags were replaced by metal ones, decorated with the insignia or coat of arms of the lord or nobleman, and balanced to turn in the wind. From these antecedents come the…

It is probably the banners which flew from medieval towers in Britain, Normandy and Germany which are the precursors to our modern weather vanes. The word "vane" actually comes from the Anglo-Saxon word "fane", meaning "flag". Originally, fabric pennants would show the archers the direction of the wind. Later, the cloth flags were replaced by metal ones, decorated with the insignia or coat of arms of the lord or nobleman, and balanced to turn in the wind. From these antecedents come the…

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Circa 1900 Rare Wooden Whale Weathervane

1stdibs.com | Circa 1900 Rare Wooden Whale Weathervane

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Denninger Cosmic Arrow Weathervane - Modern Weather Vane

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18th Century Rooster Forged Iron Weather Vane

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Logo for sale by Melanie D: Clean and contemporary front view of a cow created with sleek lines. The modern cow design is incorporated into a weather vane to create a unique look. The simple and sleek cow logo design represents organic, healthy and natural dairy farming.

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19th Century Monumental Full Body Eagle Weather Vane with Custom Iron Mount

19th Century Monumental Full Body Eagle Weather Vane with Custom Iron Mount | From a unique collection of antique and modern weathervanes at https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/folk-art/weathervanes/

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