Extremely Rare and Important “Fireman’s Hat and Trumpet” Weathervane

 

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Attributed to J.W. Fiske, NY, From the HYC Hose No. 2, Unadilla, NY

c. 1890

Molded copper with a fine verdigris patina with traces of original gilding.

Ht. 30”, L. 33”

Provenance: Henry Y. Canfield, Unadilla, NY, who built the firehouse in 1890; to the town of Unadilla; the Lord family, 1949; private collection, 2004.

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