Weather vane to receive repairs

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Posted: February 26, 2013

The Winchester Star

Matthew Lucas with the Charley Rouss Fire Company helps remove the Old Jake replica that was on the fire company tower at the corner of Braddock and Boscawen streets Monday night. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Tim Clark (left), president of Charley Rouss Fire Company, and his father, Vernon Clark, company vice president, rest the damaged weather vane inside the station after it was observed bending on the roof and removed from its perch.
TOPRIGHT: Firefighters from the Charley Rouss Fire Company use a ladder truck Monday night to remove the Old Jake replica that has kept watch from the top of the fire station tower for almost two years. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
BOTTOMRIGHT: Jerry Fultz, a firefighter with the Charley Rouss Fire Company, descends the ladder carrying the base of the replica, which replaced the original after it had graced the Winchester skyline for nearly 150 years. The replica was removed after a resident noticed it appeared to be damaged.
BOTTOMLEFT: Members of the Charley Rouss Fire Company secure the replica after it was removed from the ladder truck. Fire company members suspect it was damaged by wind. It appeared separated at the knees.

WINCHESTER — Likely felled by winds he was put there to rotate with, the replica of a historic city weather vane has been taken down.

Personnel from Charley Rouss Fire Company at 3 S. Braddock St....



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