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Norwalk Mills Ram
Attributed To F.H. Nash & Brother
molded and repousse copper weathervane with traces of paint
Height 20 7/8 in. by Length 32 in.
circa 1880
South Norwalk, Connecticut
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來源

Norwalk Mills Co., Norwalk, Connecticut;
Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, Connecticut;
David Procter, Connecticut;
Giampietro American Art and Antiques, New Haven, Connecticut.

展覽

Wilton, Connecticut, Wilton Historical Society, Weathervanes & Whirligigs, 1978.

出版

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 28, illus. in color.

相關資料

Norwalk is a southwestern Connecticut city on the shore of Long Island Sound. While the city's primary product since Colonial days has been oysters, local farmers also grew flax and wool, which were processed in the many mills built along the Norwalk River, which flows into the Sound in South Norwalk, about forty miles northeast of Manhattan.

This unique vane, which depicts a Merino ram, once topped the Norwalk Mills Co. and is thought to have been made by F.H. Nash & Brother, a local metalworking firm founded by Francis Nash (1825-1887).

The Norwalk Mills Co. was founded in 1863 and situated on the line of the N.H. & H. railroad. According to a 1901 history of Norwalk published to mark the city's 250th anniversary, "The company manufactures Overcoatings [wool suiting fabrics] exclusively. The quality of the goods is of such a high order that the product of the extensive plant is favorably known throughout the country. The area of the plant is 480 x 200 feet. Two hundred employees are given steady employment. As a result of their labor the annual out-put of the factory is 300,000 yards."

The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger | Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

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