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Testimonial: Back Rooster Weathervane Caringbah NSW

Hi Robert

The Kookaburra weathervane is attached to a cubby house roof located in our suburban backyard in Perth. Beyond the back fence is a grassed lane way with a stand of Tuart tree’s that provide a sanctuary for migratory birds.

The newly installed weathervane captured the attention of this interested observer for sometime one recent late afternoon.

Thanks again

Rob Chandler

kookaburra weathervane perth

By |2019-04-11T22:04:27+10:00November 10th, 2014|Brass Equatorial Star Sundial, Weathervanes|0 Comments

Testimonial Rain MMax Rain Gauge (1) from Glenview Products

Rob and Carol’s Rain MMax Rain Gauge mounted on pool fence. Easy to Read, Easy to Use and Easy to Install.

By |2019-04-11T22:04:49+10:00April 17th, 2012|Brass Equatorial Star Sundial, Rain Gauges|0 Comments

Testimonial Kookaburra Weather Vane Warramunda Village

Robert,

Thank you for the beautiful kookaburra weathervane. It complements our facility and gardens so well that it looks like that it has been there for years.
We held an unveiling ceremony yesterday with our Residents and it was the talking point for the rest of the day.
Please find attached a photo of the weathervane which we have placed in a rose garden at the front of our facility for all Residents and visitors to admire.
Thanks once again for your all your assistance and supplying such a lovely piece of artwork.

Regards

Janet De Girolamo

Weathervane at Warramunda Village Kyabram

 

Kookaburra-Weathervane-Warramunda

By |2019-04-11T22:04:54+10:00April 15th, 2012|Brass Equatorial Star Sundial, Weathervanes|0 Comments

Testimonial: Rooster Weathervane John Maselos

John Has put a  lot of hard work into his shed and wanted to finish it off and so he “Crowned it” with a large copper and brass Rooster Weathervane (which has been pre aged). It certainly sets it off and because of the sheds prominence it can be seen from many directions. John is pretty chuffed with the result as he should be. Well done John.

By |2019-04-11T22:05:22+10:00January 31st, 2012|Brass Equatorial Star Sundial, Weathervanes|0 Comments

Black Rooster Weathervane

Black Rooster Weathervane-Caringbah NSW.

Hi Robert,
Our rooster is up on the roof.

The most important thing was to mount him at the back of our villa so I can
see him from inside the house.    He can still be seen from certain angles at
the front but as long as he doesn’t crow we wont have a problem.
The wind  has been flukey today, blowing SE and sometimes SW but he’s
working perfectly.
As you can see we have a difficult roof line to work with and the tiles
overlap considerably but the mounting block can’t be seen from the front and
gives him a little more height.               Many thanks, Helen and Ian.

Hi Robert,

I’m happy for him to go on your website .  He can be the “Mythical Caringbah Rooster” that

drives some of our locals crazy with his early morning crowing!!

Once again, many thanks.
Helen.

By |2019-04-11T22:06:18+10:00December 28th, 2011|Weathervanes|0 Comments

Testimonial: Kookaburra Weathervane Perth

Hi Robert

The Kookaburra weathervane is attached to a cubby house roof located in our suburban backyard in Perth. Beyond the back fence is a grassed lane way with a stand of Tuart tree’s that provide a sancturary for migratory birds.

The newly installed weathervane captured the attention of this interested observer for sometime one recent late afternoon.

Thanks again

Rob Chandler

kookaburra weathervane perth

By |2019-04-11T22:06:24+10:00December 28th, 2011|Brass Equatorial Star Sundial, Weathervanes|0 Comments

Sailboat Weathervane

The use of weathervanes dates back to ancient times when the first weathervane was used a temple in Athens. Since that time weathervanes have been produced and used in a variety of materials and portraying many different forms. One popular form is the sailboat weathervane which will discussed in further detail here.

The sailboat weathervane normally consists of a wind vane which is an unbalanced arrow shaped piece which rotates about a centre shaft. As the wind blows it rotates and aligns itself to the direction the wind is blowing at that time. Another piece is a fixed four quadrant wind direction indicator. By aligning these indicators properly, the wind vane will point to a particular quadrant so that the direction can be determined.

A very important part of most weathervane is the form which is added to the top. This gives the weathervane its distinctive look and has provided a great deal of customisation. For many years the common shape used on a weathervane was that of a rooster.

This happened due to a decree from the Pope and for hundreds of years rooster shaped weathervanes were placed on top of churches throughout Europe. The practice extended to many other structures throughout Europe and eventually followed to America.

In America many kinds of shapes were also developed for use as a topper for weathervanes. For a long time, political themes were important such as the eagle and Lady Liberty figure. During the 1800’s horses began to be used.

Studio Sail Boat

Since the horse represents strength, agility, and nobility these were popular items of choice. Since the direction of the wind was a vitally important factor in sailing ships, this theme was carried over by adding a sailboat shape to weathervanes.

For people who are interested in the sea and may be located in a nautical setting, this is a perfect addition to their primary or secondary homes. A sailboat weathervane can be obtained in a wide variety of sizes, colours, shapes, and materials.

To find just the right one for you, do a search on this website to find many choices of these kind of products. You can review a great deal of helpful and detailed information including pictures and descriptions which shows the materials used, sizes and recommended installation.

We have a qualified customer service department to help you every step along the way. In addition to sailboat weathervane selection, we can assist with shipping and installation.

In this way you can be sure of installing a sailboat weathervane you love and which will greatly add to the overall look and beauty of your home or outdoor structure. Whether you live near or far from the water, you’ll be glad you purchased a sailboat weathervane.

By |2019-04-11T22:06:37+10:00June 5th, 2011|Weathervanes|0 Comments
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