Copper Rain Gauge

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

$45.00

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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.
Item ID
21517

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UncommonGoodsCopper Rain Gauge
 
4.6

(based on 142 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (113)
  • Visible at A distance (84)
  • Easy to secure (81)
  • Weather proof (80)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (92)
  • Back yard (86)
  • Front yard (60)
  • Porch (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (90), Budget shopper (20), High-end shopper (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (99), No (23)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (41), Other (26), Father (23), Self (20), Child (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (45), Birthday (33), Other (23), Anniversary (13), Father’s day (7)

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5.0

Anniversary Gift

By 

from Unionville CT

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Front Yard
    • Garden
    • Porch

    Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

    This was a gift for a 7th wedding anniversary, which happens to be copper. It was a big hit!

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

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    5.0

    Excellent gift. Useful and very attractive.

    By 

    from Medway, ma

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard

      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

      I gave it to my son in law yesterday. He loved it.

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

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      5.0

      Fun and pretty, practical

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      from VA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden

        Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

        My dad loved this as a both a decorative and practical addition to his garden/yard - he likes tracking all aspects. It was nice to find something more unique and thoughtful that relates to his hobbies and he enjoyed the surprise of something different and set it up right away. Both my parents think it's also pretty.

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

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        5.0

        I purchased a second one!

        By 

        from Livermore, CA

        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:

          I purchased this in 2015 for my brother for Christmas, and it was a big hit; so I decided to purchase it for my husband's birthday. I am sure I will enjoy it in our yard, as well. I love the design, and I love the materials.

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

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          5.0

          Second purchase

          By 

          from Northern Illinois

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Garden
            • Porch

            Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

            I first purchased this gauge as a birthday gift and the recipient liked it so much that I bought one for myself and I, too, like it very much. It is unusual and very attractive.

            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Copper Rain Gauge. Looks and works great.

            By 

            from Gerald, MO

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

                Our old gauge broke and I ordered this one. I liked that it is made in the US.

                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                5.0

                Love it

                By 

                from MN

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

                  Husband loves the rain gauge and that it will last!

                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Husband
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Anniversary

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                  5.0

                  Pretty Cool

                  By 

                  from Elfin Forest

                  About Me High-end 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:

                    Use to have a stylish rain gauge

                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    5.0

                    Love it, but...

                    By 

                    from Door County, WI

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

                        Hello: I've had this rain gauge for years and have loved it! This year, however, it seems to have sprung a leak. Water drips from the bottom and therefore it no longer works. I'm the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle type, so is there a fix?
                        Thank you.

                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self

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                        1.0

                        Doesn't work!

                        By 

                        from Cedarburg, WI

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                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

                            I was so excited to get this rain gauge that looked so gorgeous and could get my grandkids thinking about the science behind it! Yet, our first big rain fall and it didn't work! The blue foam just swelled up inside the tube, rather than raising the tube up. SO disappointed!

                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Self
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Other

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