Cushing and White Horse Weathervane



Smuggler Horse Weathervane

By "Cushing and White" (1865-70)

Signed on a Copper Oval Tag

In 1865 Leonard Cushing, a civil engineer, worked in Providence, Rhode Island. Stillman White worked for him as a machinist. They purchased the A.L. Jewell & Co. in Waltham, MA. Although neither man knew anything about making weathervanes, they jumped in at the auction and bought the equipment, molds and designs and formed the company they called Cushing & White. In 1870 White left the firm and it became known as L.W. Cushing & Co.

This proud horse weathervane has a full molded copper body that has developed a natural green verdigris with a cast zinc head and mane.

This model was patented August 18, 1868

Condition: Excellent with one bullet hole repair

 

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Dealer A Bird in Hand Antiques
Date: Circa 1868-70
Origin Waltham, MA
Artist/Maker Cushing and White
Measurements 29" long x 16 1/2 tall including stand
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.abirdinhand.com
Price $7,600
Contact Joyce and Ron Bassin, (973) 410-0077 or  antiques@abirdinhand.com

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