Weathervane Glass Balls and Lightning Rod Balls

 

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Weathervane & Lightning Rod Glass Balls

Borrowing an idea from the weathervanes' cousin, the Lightning Rod, I offer these wonderful colored and patterned Glass Balls. These balls are created by blowing thick stained glass into cast iron molds.  The ends are capped with copper or brass caps to bushing the glass from a metal post. These luminous beautiful balls can adorn our weathervanes in place of the copper balls or replace broken balls on Lightning Rods. They will endure decades upon decades of use without any kind of maintenance.  This option allows you to add a spot of permanent maintenance free color to your rooftop in a unique, tasteful, and fun way. Enjoy!

We offer an impressive selection of stock balls and some special limited editions. Email me for availability on your choice.

NOTE: I no longer carry the imported glass balls. Time has shown the color fades on them.


 

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Classic Glass Balls
The most common and affordable balls throughout history with their roots planted firmly in early Lightning Rod use.  These are American made smooth balls with several transparent or opaque colors available.  Custom colors may be possible in quantity.
COLOR 3" DIAMETER 4" DIAMETER 8" DIAMETER
Ruby Red
Cobalt Blue
Emerald Green
Golden Amber
Aqua Blue
Amethyst
Plum    
Milk White
Blue Milk
 

 

Pattern Glass Balls
These wonderful balls feature special patterns. They are less common than smooth balls. Some of the pattern and color combinations offered are striking.  Custom colors may be possible in quantity. Ball is not available if cell is blank.
COLOR 3" QUILT 5" QUILT 4" PLEAT 4" GRAPE 4" BEEHIVE 4" PUMPKIN
Ruby Red  
Cobalt Blue
Emerald Green  
Golden Amber    
Aqua Blue      
Amethyst      
Plum          
Milk White    
Blue Milk      
 

 

Limited Edition Glass Balls
These premium glass balls are the result of very limited editions being produced either in contemporary or original century-old lightning rod ball molds. Colors and inventory are limited. The exciting combinations are designed to insure a less common option for customizing your weathervane or lightning rod as well as potential for increased value in the collectors market of the future. Some are numbered editions.
 

 

Antique Lightning Rod Glass Balls
These obscure articles of early Americana are one of the fastest growing collectibles in the country today. The release of Rod Krupka's book, "The Complete Book of Lightning Rod Balls" in 1995 captured the decorative imagination of collectors and the hobby has spread like lightning.
This section will change frequently as inventory changes.

 


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