A Rare and Important Angel Gabriel Weathervane

Tear Sheet

Mr. Whelden of Whelden & Fisher

c. 1846

Sheet iron and copper with iron bracing and retaining the remains of yellow sizing with faint traces of the original gold leaf.

Length 54", Height 28"

Made by Mr. Whelden of the Whelden & Fisher tin shop for the Wesleyan Seminary, formerly the First Methodist Church, Springfield, Vermont.

Provenance: Wesleyan Seminary, Springfield, VT (removed from belfry in 1896 and put in storage); private VT collector, 1992.

Literature: Mary Eva Baker, “Folklore of Springfield,” 1922, p. 39-40.