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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…

Taylor Smith Weather Vane & Rooster Cup & Saucer Set

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Modern brass sputnik inspired chandelier • UL Listed - CADENCE

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Taylor Smith Weather Vane & Rooster Cup & Saucer Set

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French Copper Horse Directional Weather Vane. Circa 1870

French Copper Horse Directional Weather Vane. Circa 1870 | From a unique collection of antique and modern weathervanes at http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/folk-art/weathervanes/