Barn Toppers: A Unique Collection of Capolas

Richard Mayers' collection of barn toppers honers underrated relics.

Right: A zinc steel cow rides the tail of an elaborate arrow, spinning around an arrowhead-shaped lightning rod point and a zinc steel ball. The diamond-shaped “M” on the directional identifies the manufacturer: Milwaukee Corrugated Tin Co. This complete set might have cost $100 when it was new.