Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Weathervane Wednesday ~ An Elegant Horse

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly, usually of weather vanes in the Nutfield, New Hampshire area, but sometimes they can be from anywhere. Occasionally they are elsewhere in New England, or very historical weather vanes from far away. Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, but all are interesting. Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weathervanes, too!  Today's weathervane was photographed in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weather vane #157? Scroll down to the bottom to see the answer!

Today's weather vane was photographed at the Frye's Measure Mill in Wilton, New Hampshire.  This is one of my favorite, hidden spots in the Granite State.  It is a step back in time to the days when we measured things in bushels, pecks and gills.  A "measure" was a wooden container used to dole out, or collect, or store grains, foodstuffs, or other items.  The "measure mill" was a water powered building where pulleys and gears worked mechanical saws, lathes and equipment that made the wooden measures. You can tour the working measure mill here and visit the gift shop where the wooden measures, shaker boxes and other wooden items are still sold.  

The weather vane is a two dimensional running horse.  It's a very traditional vane for a very old fashioned and historic building.  The measure mill dates from about 1858.  

A previous blog post about this measure mill....

Frye's Measure Mill website   

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1 comment:

  1. I love this unique series on weather vanes. and thanks for linking to the previous post. the history is so fascinating. I too did not know those beautiful round boxes were for measuring. very cool.