Franklin Turkey Weathervane
Standard Weathervane without locking pin
The Franklin Turkey Weathervane is sold with the following.
1. Weathervane mounting rod. Made from steel that has been powder coated black. Standard weathervane rods consist of two pieces. A 3/4" diameter 18" long bottom rod. With either a 3/8" or 1/2" diameter top spindle. You can upgrade this rod to stainless steel for harsh weather environments
2. Copper Spacer Balls 2 inch & 4 inch
3. Weathervane directionals. North, South, East, West. They are 18" long from letter to letter. Each Letter is 3" tall.
4. 3/4" Ring to hold up bottom copper spacer ball
The NSEW, and copper spacer balls take up 10 inches of the 3/4" rod. You are left with 8 inches of rod left over below the large spacer ball to either go into one of our roof mounts or cupolas.
This weathervane is made from 24 GA 16 oz pure copper.
Figure Dimensions: 22" Long x 22" Tall
Add 10" to the height for the copper balls and directionals.
If you have questions about any of the weathervane options please check out our weathervane options help page. It can be found by clicking on the link below.
Assembly instructions can be found by clicking on the link below.
The humble turkey, almost the symbol of America?
If Benjamin Franklin had his way, perhaps, though it was always hard to tell when old Ben was kidding. In a letter to his daughter Franklin complained that “I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character.” He went on to suggest “For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America… He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage.”
Franklin, like his Turkey, was a true original and would surely applaud your choice of a Franklin Turkey Weathervane.