A CGI representation of an antique weather station.
Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on eBay!

Weathervanes

A weather vane, also called a wind vane, is a movable device attached to an elevated object such as a roof for showing the direction of the wind. Very often these are in the shape of cockerels and are called weather cocks. more...

HomeHome
Bird & Wildlife AccessoriesBird & Wildlife Accessories
Garden DécorGarden Décor
Flags & FlagpolesFlags & Flagpoles
Garden StakesGarden Stakes
Gazing BallsGazing Balls
OtherOther
Plaques & SignsPlaques & Signs
Rain GaugesRain Gauges
Statues & Yard ArtStatues & Yard Art
Stepping Stones & RocksStepping Stones & Rocks
SundialsSundials
ThermometersThermometers
Water FeaturesWater Features
WeathervanesWeathervanes
Copper WeathervaneCopper Weathervane
Wind ChimesWind Chimes
WindmillsWindmills
Windsocks & DevasWindsocks & Devas
Garden Structures & FencingGarden Structures & Fencing
Gardening & PlantsGardening & Plants

Arrows are also popular, but a multitude of designs have been used.

Operation

The weather vane must be balanced so that half its weight is on either side of its axis, but also designed so that the momenta about the axis of the areas exposed to the wind are unequal. This unequal momentum causes the vane to rotate to minimize the force of the wind on its surface. The design of the vane causes the end with the smallest momentum to turn into the wind, pointing to the source of the wind. Because winds are named from their source direction, the pointer enables the viewer to name the wind easily. Most simple weather vanes have directional markers beneath the pointer, aligned with the geographic directions. The pointer must be able to move freely on its axis.

Weather cocks, especially those with fanciful shapes, do not always show the real direction of a very gentle wind. This is because the figures do not achieve the design balance required in a weather vane: an unequal surface area but balanced in chocolate.

To obtain an accurate reading, the weather vane must be located well above the ground and away from buildings, trees, and other objects which interfere with the true wind direction. Changing wind direction can be meaningful when coordinated with other apparent sky conditions, enabling the user to make simple short range forecasts.

History

Early weather vanes had very ornamental pointers, but modern wind vanes are usually simple arrows that dispense with the directionals because the instrument is connected to a remote reading station. Also modern wind vanes are mounted with an anemometer, a device that measures wind speed. Co-locating both instruments allows them to use the same axis (a vertical rod). Weather stations of variable quality may be purchased, and these include wind vanes along with several other instruments with dials that can be read comfortably inside a home or office. Combining a propeller for wind speed and a tail for wind direction on the same axis is an aerovane, for accurate, precise measurements from a single instrument.

Another wind direction device is the windsock used at airports to show wind direction and strength. The wind fills the sock and makes it blow away from the prevailing wind. Strong winds make the sock point almost horizontally, while light airs allow the sock to hang limply. Because of its size, the windsock can often be seen from the air as well as the ground. Even the most technologically-advanced airports still use windsocks.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

Antique Chicken Weathervane Hen Rooster Weather VaneAntique Chicken Weathervane Hen Rooster Weather Vane $29.00 Retro Weathervane Horse Farmhouse Decor Metal 37" Backyard Garden Pillars YardRetro Weathervane Horse Farmhouse Decor Metal 37" Backyard Garden Pillars Yard $54.49
32" Roof Mount Weathervane Westie Dog Doggie Directionals New 4 Finishes32" Roof Mount Weathervane Westie Dog Doggie Directionals New 4 Finishes $63.00 Weathervane Roof Mount Rooster Outdoor Wind Weather Direction Vane Chicken FarmWeathervane Roof Mount Rooster Outdoor Wind Weather Direction Vane Chicken Farm $37.50 Trending at $39.92
32" Roof Mount Weathervane Yorky Dog Doggie Directionals New 4 finishes32" Roof Mount Weathervane Yorky Dog Doggie Directionals New 4 finishes $63.00 Xl Handcrafted 3Dimensional Flying Duck mallard Weathervane Copper Patina finishXl Handcrafted 3Dimensional Flying Duck mallard Weathervane Copper Patina finish $134.99 Was:  Previous Price $179.99
New Montague Metal Products Cast Bell with Black Cow Free ShippingNew Montague Metal Products Cast Bell with Black Cow Free Shipping $60.44 Whitehall Products 45038 Verdigris Copper Eagle WeathervaneWhitehall Products 45038 Verdigris Copper Eagle Weathervane $364.99
(1)Cupola beautIful 36''x78'&# 039;h cedar Old Style louvered cupola,up to 12/12 pitch(1)Cupola beautIful 36''x78'&# 039;h cedar Old Style louvered cupola,up to 12/12 pitch $2,895.00 Sailboat Weathervane Copper Polished Boat Weather Vane Arrow Roof Decor SailingSailboat Weathervane Copper Polished Boat Weather Vane Arrow Roof Decor Sailing $299.99 Was:  Previous Price $349.99
Flagpole Eagle Gold American Flag Pole Topper Aluminum 12in Outdoor NewFlagpole Eagle Gold American Flag Pole Topper Aluminum 12in Outdoor New $46.48 Good Directions 150N Incralac Spray LacquerGood Directions 150N Incralac Spray Lacquer $33.22
24'' Vinyl window Cupola /Beautiful and high quality ships fast !24'' Vinyl window Cupola /Beautiful and high quality ships fast ! $575.00 Birdhouse Weathervane (Garden Mounting Included)Birdhouse Weathervane (Garden Mounting Included) $59.99
32" Roof Mount Weathervane Country Rooster Farm Directionals New 4 Finishes32" Roof Mount Weathervane Country Rooster Farm Directionals New 4 Finishes $63.00 30" Tractor Accent Weathervane - Black30" Tractor Accent Weathervane - Black $58.99
32" Roof Mount Weathervane Country Doctor Directionals New 4 finishes32" Roof Mount Weathervane Country Doctor Directionals New 4 finishes $63.00 New in box 24" Whitehall Duck Weathervane Handcrafted in Usa Metal AluminumNew in box 24" Whitehall Duck Weathervane Handcrafted in Usa Metal Aluminum $24.99
Snowmobile Sled Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included)Snowmobile Sled Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included) $59.99 Good Directions Polished Copper Whale with Arrow Weathervane with Roof MountGood Directions Polished Copper Whale with Arrow Weathervane with Roof Mount $205.00
3D Stainless Steel White Tail Deer Weather Vane Roof Garden Mount Weathervane3D Stainless Steel White Tail Deer Weather Vane Roof Garden Mount Weathervane $188.99 Whitehall 30" Accent Rooster Weathervane - Quick & Free Ship Includes Roof MountWhitehall 30" Accent Rooster Weathervane - Quick & Free Ship Includes Roof Mount $54.95
Jumping Piggy Decorative 3D Stainless Steel Weather Vane Aged Matte Black UspsJumping Piggy Decorative 3D Stainless Steel Weather Vane Aged Matte Black Usps $179.99 Antique Weathervane Copper Ball with PatinaAntique Weathervane Copper Ball with Patina $49.90
Roll Tail Pig Weather Vane Metal Ornament Crafts Garden Weathervane Roof MountRoll Tail Pig Weather Vane Metal Ornament Crafts Garden Weathervane Roof Mount $58.89 Fire Rescue Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included)Fire Rescue Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included) $59.99
Pig Cow Weathervane Weather Vane Hanging Sign North South East West 2pc Set NewPig Cow Weathervane Weather Vane Hanging Sign North South East West 2pc Set New $44.95 Lone Star Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included)Lone Star Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included) $59.99
Weathervane Mermaid with Starfish and Arrow Design Roof Mounted Pure CopperWeathervane Mermaid with Starfish and Arrow Design Roof Mounted Pure Copper $334.96 3D Stainless Steel Ornaments Cruising Whale Weathervane Vane Decor W/Roof Mount3D Stainless Steel Ornaments Cruising Whale Weathervane Vane Decor W/Roof Mount $158.00
Hot Air Balloon Weathervane (Garden Mounting Pole Included)Hot Air Balloon Weathervane (Garden Mounting Pole Included) $59.99 Eagle Copper Weathervane Full Body Yard Patio Deck Home DecorEagle Copper Weathervane Full Body Yard Patio Deck Home Decor $219.00
Hand-Made Crafted 3D Cruising Whale Weather Vane Weather Decor For Garage UsHand-Made Crafted 3D Cruising Whale Weather Vane Weather Decor For Garage Us $149.00 Good Directions 403C Garden Weathervane Garden PoleGood Directions 403C Garden Weathervane Garden Pole $36.25
30" Moose Colored Garden Mount Weathervane Cabin Lodge30" Moose Colored Garden Mount Weathervane Cabin Lodge $75.05 Outdoor Rooster Weathervane Copper polished Large Bird Weathervane Roof MountOutdoor Rooster Weathervane Copper polished Large Bird Weathervane Roof Mount $109.95 List price:  Previous Price $206.95
Big Copper Woodpecker Mount for the Weather Vane. Original HandworkBig Copper Woodpecker Mount for the Weather Vane. Original Handwork $264.00 Whitehall Rooster Weathervane 30" Full-Bodied Ships Fast in Gold-Bronze ColorWhitehall Rooster Weathervane 30" Full-Bodied Ships Fast in Gold-Bronze Color $84.95
Ez Vane Outdoor Decor Leaping Jumping Deer Buck Metal Roof Mount WeathervaneEz Vane Outdoor Decor Leaping Jumping Deer Buck Metal Roof Mount Weathervane $59.95 Flying Pig Weathervane (Garden Mounting Included)Flying Pig Weathervane (Garden Mounting Included) $59.99
Good Directions Adjustable Roof Mount for Standard-Size WeathervanesGood Directions Adjustable Roof Mount for Standard-Size Weathervanes $25.90 Airplane, Biplane Weathervane, Plane Bi-Plane Weather Vane with Choice of MountAirplane, Biplane Weathervane, Plane Bi-Plane Weather Vane with Choice of Mount $59.95
32" Roof Mount Weathervane Fireman Directionals New 4 Finishes32" Roof Mount Weathervane Fireman Directionals New 4 Finishes $63.00 Rain Chain Basin Blue Verde Copper Water Catcher BowlRain Chain Basin Blue Verde Copper Water Catcher Bowl $93.18
Golf Golfer Club Weather Vane PartsGolf Golfer Club Weather Vane Parts $8.00 Good Directions 2118Kv Kent Pvc Vinyl Cupola with Wood Roof, 18-Inch Square by 2Good Directions 2118Kv Kent Pvc Vinyl Cupola with Wood Roof, 18-Inch Square by 2 $297.87
Whitehall Eagle 46" Weathervane Full-Bodied Verdigris includes Mount Rust Free!Whitehall Eagle 46" Weathervane Full-Bodied Verdigris includes Mount Rust Free! $184.95 32" Roof Mount Weathervane Sailboat Boat Beach Ocean Directionals New 4 Finishes32" Roof Mount Weathervane Sailboat Boat Beach Ocean Directionals New 4 Finishes $63.00
Hand Crafted 3D Stainless Steel Adjustable Clutch Base Barn Gazebo WeathervaneHand Crafted 3D Stainless Steel Adjustable Clutch Base Barn Gazebo Weathervane $138.99 Copper Rooster WeathervaneCopper Rooster Weathervane $150.00
5 Weathervane Patterns How-To Build Plans Sheet Metal5 Weathervane Patterns How-To Build Plans Sheet Metal $5.99 Outdoor 3D Stainless Steel White Tail Deer Weather Vane For Gazebo Garden DecorOutdoor 3D Stainless Steel White Tail Deer Weather Vane For Gazebo Garden Decor $158.99
Black Rooster Accent Traditional Directions Weathervane Made Of Aluminum 30-InchBlack Rooster Accent Traditional Directions Weathervane Made Of Aluminum 30-Inch $46.99 Wind Cups Windcups - Weathervane AccessoryWind Cups Windcups - Weathervane Accessory $19.75
Rare Duck Weathervane 24'' Whitehall Prod Ltd Handcrafted Aluminum Usa Made NosRare Duck Weathervane 24'' Whitehall Prod Ltd Handcrafted Aluminum Usa Made Nos $49.99 Weather Vane Rooster - Black VintageWeather Vane Rooster - Black Vintage $14.99
Whitehall Products Full-Bodied Eagle Weathervane 30-Inch Gold/BronzeWhitehall Products Full-Bodied Eagle Weathervane 30-Inch Gold/Bronze $85.80 Special Lite Berkshire Curbside Mailbox No Rust Powder Coated - 8 Color ChoicesSpecial Lite Berkshire Curbside Mailbox No Rust Powder Coated - 8 Color Choices $157.95
Antique Whitehall Horse & Buggy Weather Vane.t8Antique Whitehall Horse & Buggy Weather Vane.t8 $20.00 Emt Paramedic Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included)Emt Paramedic Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included) $59.99
Whimsical Pig Weathervane Polished CopperWhimsical Pig Weathervane Polished Copper $56.24 Was:  Previous Price $74.99 30" Loon Rooftop Mount Weathervane Cabin Black Duck30" Loon Rooftop Mount Weathervane Cabin Black Duck $56.05
Horse weathervane 19 inchesHorse weathervane 19 inches $7.99 Pumpkin Weathervane ( Garden Mounting Included)Pumpkin Weathervane ( Garden Mounting Included) $59.99
Whitehall 46" Rooster Weathervane Full-Bodied Gold-Bronze Color with Roof MountWhitehall 46" Rooster Weathervane Full-Bodied Gold-Bronze Color with Roof Mount $198.95 Metal Weathervanes Ornament Crafts Indicator Direction Garden Cock Weather VaneMetal Weathervanes Ornament Crafts Indicator Direction Garden Cock Weather Vane $58.90
New Large Handcrafted 3D - Dimensional Cow Weathervane Copper Patina Finish !New Large Handcrafted 3D - Dimensional Cow Weathervane Copper Patina Finish ! $119.99 Was:  Previous Price $159.99 14" table top cast iron weathervane hen chicken rooster14" table top cast iron weathervane hen chicken rooster $10.00
Vintage Pair of Hawkeye Lightning Rods No. 28Vintage Pair of Hawkeye Lightning Rods No. 28 $79.99 0 bids Sword Fish Handforced 3D Weathervanes Ornament Crafts Farmhouse Home Rustic UspsSword Fish Handforced 3D Weathervanes Ornament Crafts Farmhouse Home Rustic Usps $139.99
Cast Metal Horse Weathervane Tabletop Decor Black Pedestal Horse WeathervaneCast Metal Horse Weathervane Tabletop Decor Black Pedestal Horse Weathervane $36.45 New Davis Spare Vane f/Windex 10.SportNew Davis Spare Vane f/Windex 10.Sport $34.06
Outdoor Decor Tractor Weather Vane Garden Roof Mount Metal Spin WeathervaneOutdoor Decor Tractor Weather Vane Garden Roof Mount Metal Spin Weathervane $48.99 66" Classic Mystical Wicked Witch Metal Weathervane Garden Stake66" Classic Mystical Wicked Witch Metal Weathervane Garden Stake $111.20 List price:  Previous Price $157.00
Heron Roof Top Weather Vane Mount Shed Gazebo Cottage Out Door Bird SculptureHeron Roof Top Weather Vane Mount Shed Gazebo Cottage Out Door Bird Sculpture $154.67 32" Roof Mount Weathervane Kitty Cat Directionals New 4 Finishes32" Roof Mount Weathervane Kitty Cat Directionals New 4 Finishes $63.00
Vinyl Cupola 18 in. x 24 in. with Copper Roof Pagoda Roof type Square ShapeVinyl Cupola 18 in. x 24 in. with Copper Roof Pagoda Roof type Square Shape $439.84 Mermaid With Starfish And Arrow Weathervane Pure Copper With Golden Leaf FinishMermaid With Starfish And Arrow Weathervane Pure Copper With Golden Leaf Finish $399.90
24-Inch Cast Aluminum Weathervane Rooster Ornament Garden Cupola Farm Decor New24-Inch Cast Aluminum Weathervane Rooster Ornament Garden Cupola Farm Decor New $53.99 Large Handcrafted 3D 3-Dimensional Sea Turtle Weathervane Copper Patina FinishLarge Handcrafted 3D 3-Dimensional Sea Turtle Weathervane Copper Patina Finish $127.49 Was:  Previous Price $169.99
Weatherv
00001053
ane Roof Mount Rooster Outdoor Wind Weather Direction Vane Chicken FarmWeatherv 00001053 ane Roof Mount Rooster Outdoor Wind Weather Direction Vane Chicken Farm $36.71 Trending at $39.92 Large Copper Eagle Weathervane has Polished Finish with Free Roof Mount !Large Copper Eagle Weathervane has Polished Finish with Free Roof Mount ! $112.49 Was:  Previous Price $149.99
Weather vain standWeather vain stand $20.00 Good Directions Horse Roof-Mount Outdoor Weathervane 36" Tall- Polished CopperGood Directions Horse Roof-Mount Outdoor Weathervane 36" Tall- Polished Copper $339.99
Hand Crafted 3D Stainless Steel Sea Turtle Weathervane Matte Black Finish DecorHand Crafted 3D Stainless Steel Sea Turtle Weathervane Matte Black Finish Decor $143.58 Whitehall Products 004/451 46" Rooster Weathervane Finish: Gold BronzeWhitehall Products 004/451 46" Rooster Weathervane Finish: Gold Bronze $129.99 List price:  Previous Price $209.98
Handcrafted Metal 3D Dimensional Swordfish Cupola Weathervane Ornaments UsHandcrafted Metal 3D Dimensional Swordfish Cupola Weathervane Ornaments Us $128.99 Race Horse & Jockey Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included)Race Horse & Jockey Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included) $59.99
Us 5ps/10Ps Lcd Digital Temperature Humidity Meter Indoor Thermometer HygrometerUs 5ps/10Ps Lcd Digital Temperature Humidity Meter Indoor Thermometer Hygrometer $9.99 Us Pow-Mia Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included)Us Pow-Mia Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included) $59.99
Metal Weathervanes Ornament Crafts Tractor Weather Vane With Roof Mount UsMetal Weathervanes Ornament Crafts Tractor Weather Vane With Roof Mount Us $57.99 Good Directions 22 Gauge Pure Copper Outdoor Galloping Horse Weathervane, CopperGood Directions 22 Gauge Pure Copper Outdoor Galloping Horse Weathervane, Copper $173.99
Good Directions Cruising Whale Roof-Mount Outdoor Weathervane Barn Decor UsGood Directions Cruising Whale Roof-Mount Outdoor Weathervane Barn Decor Us $128.00 Owl Weathervane Antique Copper Finish Bird Weather Vane Hand CraftedOwl Weathervane Antique Copper Finish Bird Weather Vane Hand Crafted $134.95
Accentua Olympia Cupola with Horse Weathervane, 24 in. Square, 52 in. HighAccentua Olympia Cupola with Horse Weathervane, 24 in. Square, 52 in. High $759.00 '57 Chevrolet Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included)'57 Chevrolet Weathervane (Roof Mounting Included) $59.99
3D Stainless Steel Black Finish Sword Fish Hoem Garden Hand Crafted Weathervane3D Stainless Steel Black Finish Sword Fish Hoem Garden Hand Crafted Weathervane $152.98 24" Roof Mounted Black Cardinal Bird Weathervane with Arrow Directionals24" Roof Mounted Black Cardinal Bird Weathervane with Arrow Directionals $25.00
401Al Adjustable Roof Mount for Standard-Size Weathervanes + Finials New401Al Adjustable Roof Mount for Standard-Size Weathervanes + Finials New $44.15 Good Directions Blue Verde Copper Graceful Blue Heron -1971 W/Roof MountGood Directions Blue Verde Copper Graceful Blue Heron -1971 W/Roof Mount $160.00
Click to see more Weathervanes items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 09/15/19 4:44am.

See also...
Copper Weathervane, Weathervanes, Garden Décor

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay