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.
Ingredients
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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Great Item!

4

We like to see how much rain actually fell.

VA

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Beauty meets function

5

Replaced the yellowed, cracked plastic freebie on the back fence for this beautiful piece! Much better

Cheyenne

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I would give this as a gift again

5

It is a wonderful addition to our herb garden and fun to see how much rain we are getting.

Pittsburgh, PA

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Beautiful, unique 7th anniversary gift!

5

It's beautifully rugged and the measuring system is so unique! I copied the "Eureka" story from the website which my husband enjoyed reading. This is not cheap copper nor is the iron that holds it! Really well made.

Sugar Land TX

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Wonderful place to shop

5

I intend to use this store for every occasion. He loved everything.

Montana

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Cute and sciency!

5

It looks really good in her backyard, and it's easy to read the rain levels on the gauge.

Bay area, CA

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Really great rain gage

5

Who would of thought a rain gage could be an attractive addition to your garden! Very well made, durable ang great looking too.

Fayetteville, Tn

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Beautiful and functional

5

I bought this as a birthday gift for my mother. She said it was beautiful and had never seen one quite like it. She said she had been in need of a rain gauge. I spoke to her a few days later and was delighted to have gotten to use her new gauge.

Sabina Ohio

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Beautiful and Accurate!

5

Got this for my husband who wishes he became a weather man! He can watch the gauge rise while it's raining and not have to go outside. I like it because it's attractive in the garden.

Dallas TX

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the best their is!

5

Amazing gauge. going thru numerous glass rain gauges and constant replacement (grandkids pulling out of holder and it slipping out of their hands) my girlfriend purchased this for me. Now I don't have to go outside to 'read' how much rain we are receiving and i can see it from my front door. Love the way it looks and the natural patina it has. No more breaking either, the beautiful copper and plastic insert is safe with my grandkids. I purchased this for her to replace her glass gauge. :)

wisconsin

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Copper Rain Gauge

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