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
|Dealer||A Bird in Hand Antiques|
|Artist/Maker||Cushing and White|
|Measurements||29" long x 16 1/2 tall including stand|
|Inventory||View Dealer's Inventory|
|Contact||Joyce and Ron Bassin, (973) 410-0077 or email@example.com|