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
 
4.6

(based on 146 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (116)
  • Visible at A distance (87)
  • Easy to secure (84)
  • Weather proof (82)

Cons

  • Deteriorates/rots (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (94)
  • Back yard (87)
  • Front yard (62)
  • Porch (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (92), Budget shopper (21), High-end shopper (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (103), No (23)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (39), Other (26), Father (23), Self (20), Child (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (45), Birthday (36), Other (24), Anniversary (13), Father’s day (7)

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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

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      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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        5.0

        Looks great and works very well!

        By 

        from Austin, 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
          • Porch

          Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

          I bought this for my dad for his birthday and he loves it! He put it in his backyard garden and it is very easy to use and looks great as well!

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

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          5.0

          Copper Rain Gauge

          By 

          from Spring Hill, TN

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Front Yard

            Comments about UncommonGoods Copper Rain Gauge:

            We tried it out and the little blue thing comes up just as noted. We don't know about weather resistance and we have not had enough rain but in the spring we will know how it holds up. It was easy to install and under normal conditions, stays well. It's attractive and looks nice in our yard.

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

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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

                By 

                from VA

                About Me Midrange 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:

                  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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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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.

                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Other

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