WEATHER COCK

dimensions: 16x33x4 cm
weight: 0.4 kg
— Basically this was made to determine the direction of the wind. Well, it's made with iron and, in the main, wood. The wind indicator has had leather fixed onto it to stop it getting scuffed up. A tail was made to catch the wind and show its direction. Basically, you need to fix it somewhere high up, somewhere where there's nothing to get in its way. It's had nails hammered into the axle and wire fastened on so that it revolves better without friction. I made it with a friend in 1994. It was very interesting for us to make it. Our neighbour had one and we'd seen it and been inspired to make our own. It took us a long time, but we kept at it. Eventually we'd finished and we put it up. It had been there a year when some bad people took it down and dumped it somewhere. But in the end we found it, did some more work on it and here it is now in, you could say, good condition and finally completed.

Sergei Yeryomkin
from Stolptsi village
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Found in Stolptsi village
explore Ryazan, Russia

Found in Stolptsi village
explore Ryazan, Russia
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