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 175 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (134)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (145)
  • Visible at A distance (109)
  • Easy to secure (105)
  • Weather proof (104)

Cons

  • Deteriorates/rots (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (117)
  • Back yard (112)
  • Front yard (78)
  • Porch (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (112), Budget shopper (24), High-end shopper (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (125), No (26)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (67), Birthday (36), Other (25), Anniversary (13), Father’s day (7)

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5.0

Great gift for geeky husband

By 

from Tucson AZ

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

    My husband loves rain gauges (we live in the desert) and has worked in the copper industry for many years, so this was perfect for him!

     
    4.0

    Exactly what we wanted.

    By 

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Garden

      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

      Would have rated a five except for the leak. The item is exactly what we wanted.

       
      5.0

      Rain guage

      By 

      from Downers Grove, IL

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Porch

        Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

        Should be terrific

         
        5.0

        Quality product

        By 

        from Gainsville, va

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Front Yard
          • Garden

          Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

          Easy to set up and good quality look.

           
          5.0

          Heavy duty copper. Attractive. Will be fun to measure rain

          By 

          from Buffalo NY

          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:

            So many clever items in catalog

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

            We loved it so much we gave it as a gift

            By 

            from La Canada, CA

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Yard
              • Garden

              Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

              We gave it because our son lives in Portland, Oregon. Right after he received it the temperature dropped and the rain water froze in the tube. However when it got warmer he was very pleased to see the rain gauge perform beautifully. We keep getting "thank yous" when every we talk with him.

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

              Beautiful

              By 

              from VA

              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:

                Very attractive garden piece. In the short use so far it is weathering well. It should continue to weather well due to it's high quality. I still don't trust it in freezing temps so I bring it in during that time. Easy to read gauge from a short distance.

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

                Perfect Gift

                By 

                from Nebraska

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Porch

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

                  Neighbor had one. Inner glass broke after several years. She couldnt find a replacement. Woila...Uncommon Goods had just what we were looking for. Our neighbor will put between our driveways so we both benefit from the rain gauge. It's so easy to read. It really is a cool rain gauge.

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

                  Works perfectly!

                  By 

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

                    Innovative and totally functional design. No more guessing or slogging through soggy yard to determine our rainfall.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Attractive, easy to read

                    By 

                    from Monroe, VA

                    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:

                      Very well made; already has survived strong wind, heavy rain and snow, frigid temperature. Very attractive, easy to read, clever design.

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

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