Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Giant Gavel!

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very interesting.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vane is from somewhere in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weather vane #211?  Scroll down to see the answer...

Today's weather vane was photographed in Wilton, New Hampshire at the T. R. Langdell Auctioneer's barn at 697 Isaac Frye Highway.   This weathervane is a clever auctioneer's gavel made out of a 55 gallon oil drum, and gilded or painted gold.  It is quite visible from the road, which is near the historic center of Wilton, not far from Route 101 west of Nashua.  This homemade weather vane is quite an unusual piece of folk art.

A classified advertisement for the Langdell Homestead Auction Barn
from The Telegraph,  Nashua, New Hampshire, Thursday, 13 August 1987, page 57

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1 comment:

  1. Comment from "Kat" (accidentally deleted)
    "Thank you Heather! I have been there 100 times and never noticed this."