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Automobile Weathervane Rolls Royce – 3D

Rolls Royce Car Weather Vane 3D


This Classic Rolls Royce Weathervane is one of our very early projects. It is fully three dimensional and wonderfully visual in its garden setting. As shown here, the Rolls Royce was crafted in copper, brass and nickel silver. A friend of ours made the hand blown glass Winged Victory as the hood ornament. The Rolls Royce featured in these images was made 20+ years ago. Since then, our technique has improved considerably. Our more recent commission of a 3D Mercedes Benz 300 SL Weathervane exemplifies the skill level and techniques of our wonderful team and would be applied to the construction of any new automobile weathervane commissions.


We are often able to reduce the design fee for some of our more mechanical weathervane commissions if detailed schematic drawings are available. Also helpful are detailed photos of the actual vehicle. If customers can provide us with photos of insignia, detailing, interiors, etc., we are often able to make personalized enhancements. One often overlooked consideration is to get detailed photos of the undercarriage of the vehicle as this is an important view when looking up at a weathervane. If actual scaled down models are available, we often find them helpful guides during the construction process.

With our fully 3-D weathervanes, we usually offer our customers the option of Basic, Standard or Deluxe versions. With Basic 3-D designs, details are kept to a minimum. With Standard 3-D, more details are added to the exterior but the interior is left very basic. With Deluxe 3-D weathervanes, we also add full details to the interior, even though the interior is typically not visible when displayed on top of a roof. As a future collectible, however, the interior detail is a sought after characteristic.

In 1884, Frederick Henry Royce started an electrical and mechanical business. He made his first car, a ‘Royce’, in his Manchester factory in 1904. He was introduced to Charles Stewart Rolls at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on May 4 of that year, and the pair agreed to a deal where Royce would manufacture cars, to be sold exclusively by Rolls. A clause was added to the contract stipulating the cars would be called ‘Rolls-Royce’. The company was formed on March 15, 1906, and moved to Derby in 1908. The Silver Ghost (1906-1925) was responsible for the company’s early reputation. It had a 6-cylinder engine and 6173 cars were built. In 1921, the company opened a second factory in Springfield, Massachusetts (in the United States to help meet demand), where a further 1701 ‘Springfield Ghosts’ were built. This factory operated for 10 years, closing in 1931. The Rolls Royce chassis was used as a basis for the first British armoured car and was used in both world wars.