Copper Rain Gauge

This cool rain gauge employs Archimedes' principle of water displacement in an original outdoor accent.

$45.00

Have Your Fill of Physics

The idea for this curious precipitation collector all started thousands of years ago with the simple question: "Is all that glitters gold?"

Posed by Ancient Greek King, Hiero II, to resident smarty-pants, Archimedes of Syracuse, the answer would change the world of physics, forever. Archimedes was summoned to ensure that the king's solid gold crown contained no lesser metals. The laurel-shaped headdress puzzled the thinker, since he did not know how to measure the crown's volume without damaging it.

Later, when he took to his tub he noticed that the water level rose as he entered the water and it lowered back down when he lifted himself back out. He suddenly realized how he could measure the volume of crown. According to legend, he leapt from his tub and ran through the streets of Sicily nude shouting "Eureka!" (Greek for "I found it!")

Centuries later, the World's Coolest Rain Gauge turns Archimedes' fantastically fun principle of water displacement into a refreshingly original lawn or garden accent. As the water flows into the copper collection flue, the buoyant, foam tube sealed inside rises to show water accumulation. Attractive and informative, this nifty pluviometer makes your backyard a little more interesting. Made in New Paltz, New York.

Made in the USA
Made from
copper, polycarbonate
Measurements
Stake: 24" H; Gauge: 6" H x 3" Dia.
Care
Occasionally clean the tube and flute with warm soapy water and a bottle brush. Do not use lubricants or abrasives.
Notes
Maximum capacity of gauge is 5.5 inches.
Item ID
21517

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsCopper Rain Gauge
 
4.7

(based on 184 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (142)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (153)
  • Visible at A distance (114)
  • Easy to secure (110)
  • Weather proof (109)

Cons

  • Deteriorates/rots (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (124)
  • Back yard (118)
  • Front yard (82)
  • Porch (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (119), Budget shopper (24), High-end shopper (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (126), No (26)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (66), Birthday (35), Other (25), Anniversary (13), Father’s day (7)

Reviewed by 184 customers

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5.0

Perfect rain gauge

By 

from Navarre, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Visible At A Distance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard

    Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

    Attached to our fence and is great addition to our yard decor. Interesting how it works and able to read the gauge from a distance. It's a conversation topic with guests. Had been looking for a new rain gauge and this is perfect. Our sons will be receiving one this next year as a gift.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Beautiful design and functions perfectly!

    By 

    from Scottsdale, Arizona

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Secure
    • Visible At A Distance
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden

      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

      I love this rain gauge! Being in the copper-rich state of Arizona, the design looks fabulous in our garden. The fact that there isn't glass to break like our previous two did was a huge factor in the purchase. Plus the very visible blue bobbing measuring guide allows for a quick glance of the rain while inside. And yes, we do get rain in the desert! I would highly recommend due to the beautiful design and functionality as well as the quality.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      5.0

      Unique, wonderful, works, easy to read

      By 

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Visible At A Distance
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Garden

        Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

        We had this rain gauge before gave it away in a house move. Are glad to get it again and find that it is every bit as good as we remember.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        5.0

        Copper Rainguage is Great!

        By 

        from East Bay, California

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Secure
        • Visible At A Distance
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Front Yard
          • Garden

          Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

          The rain gauge is perfect for the amateur who wants to know how much rain fell at his residence. Lots of fun watching the blue indicator rise out of the copper tube.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah
           
          5.0

          Everyone was impressed

          By 

          from College Station, TX

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Secure
          • Visible At A Distance
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Front Yard
            • Garden

            Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

            Everyone at Christmas said, "Oh that's cool! I've never seen a rain gauge like this," which was the point of the gift for my gardening sister-in-law. I thought she might put it in her vegetable garden in the backyard, but she said it was so attractive that she stuck in the flower bed in the front yard.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah
             
            4.0

            Love it!

            By 

            from Arizona

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Yard
              • Front Yard
              • Garden
              • Porch

              Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

              Attractive in yard.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah
               
              5.0

              great gift; loved the rain gauge.

              By 

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Front Yard
                • Garden

                Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

                Decorative lawn ornament with a useful purpose.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah
                 
                5.0

                Gorgeous!

                By 

                from Minnesota

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Porch

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

                  It is super pretty and seems to work well! We have just tested it inside so far, because in Minnesota in the winter there is primarily snow

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Don't Buy this Rain Gauge

                  By 

                  from Texas

                  About Me High-end Shopper

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Deteriorates/Rots
                    • Doesn't stay together

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

                      This rain gauge worked once before the float came apart from the plastic measuring cylinder. My husband has tried numerous means to repair it, but it doesn't stay together. It's not worth the price I paid nor the cost of shipping.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I am proud to give this gift!

                      By 

                      from Little River SC

                      About Me Budget Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Secure
                      • Visible At A Distance
                      • Weather Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Porch

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

                        My father is 88 years old and needs user friendly tasks. He can read the numbers well and it's as if the gauge does the work for him!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Birthday

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