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What is the value of an antique lightning rod with weathervane.

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What is the value of an antique lightning rod with weathervane. It is a Cole Bros. Pat. December 12, 1893 with 10" spear on top. From roof to top of spear 56" Pink glass ball right under 21" weather vane Thank you for your help
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

Please upload clear pictures of your weather vane.

Also, you mention that the condition is fair. What are its flaws?

Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 6 months ago.

I've received your drawings, but they are not usable. They are all sideways and much too large to be viewed. Photographs would be much more useful. I appreciate that you went to so much trouble to do these for me, but I really can't see them.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for the excellent pictures.

That is an impressive lightning rod/weather vane.

The Cole Brothers Pump & Lightning Rod Co was a family company, founded in Mount Pleasant, Iowa in 1849. Their products were sold door to door . The company is especially well known for its swirl lightning rod balls.

IF your lightning rod/weathervane is in fair condition, its current retail(replacement or insurance) value is approximately $300.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

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