Authentic Models Wall Plaque Weatherglass Natural Barometer

It was a bit awkward up to the moment our lovely guest wanted to know exactly what was the liquid in the weatherglass. Serving a chilled Pinot Gris, we joked that it only worked with a genuine Vinter's Reserve. Admittedly a roundabout way t...o start a conversation on the weather. But the ice was broken, so to speak, and our guests toasted to a most ingenious invention. The Weather Rises and Falls Weather forecasting is just like it was some three centuries ago. Called the "poor man's" barometer, this decorative hand blown glass instrument accurately forecasts weather hours in advance, just by using atmospheric pressure. By the 17th century, square-riggers carried a weatherglass next to the compass on the chart room table. The weatherglass invokes the spirit of times past when people used simple inventions to guide their daily lives, often with highly satisfying results. Installation: The weatherglass should not be hung in the sun or near a radiator, as excessive heat prevents proper operation. Once hung in place, do not move it unless necessary. A small piece of blotting paper can be placed in the drop catcher to absorb the drip from the spout in stormy weather. How to fill the weatherglass: Hold spout under tap and fill with a thin stream of water. Water level of the bottle itself should be approximately one inch above the place where the spout joins the bottle. If used outdoors, fill with rubbing alcohol during winder, to avoid freezing. Use a drop of food coloring to achieve the desired color. Consult the weatherglass everyday. The weatherglass accurately forecasts weather changes 8-12 hours in advance. The rise and fall of the water level in the curved spout indicates weather conditions as follows: Slow rise to top of spout: Indicates approaching storm 8-24 hours in advance. The storm may or may not change its courseRapid rise to top of spout: Indicates approaching local storm. If the storm changes its course, this will be forecast by immediate fall of the water to normal level. Bubbling out of spout: Indicates rapidly approaching local storm only a few hours away. Rapid fall below top of spout during storm: Indicates that the storm is nearly over Holding steady halfway up spout: Indicates clear weather Note: Hot weather will make water level rise about 1" Disregard this as "forecast", as it is caused by sudden increase in temperature. read more

Bey Berk
$299.99 $419.99
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The Upham Barometer is understated grace in an important home tool. Measuring barometric pressure with lovely accuracy, this piece... lets you know which coat to grab as you run out the door. The German precision barometer is the picture of old world craftsmanship and ingenuity. The framework is solid, tarnish-proof brass encircling gleaming beveled glass. The compass rose dial face is white with clean, classic scripting on weather condition descriptions. Prepare in style with a quick look at this lovely barometer. read more

Bey Berk
$299.99 $419.99
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Richly finished, the Ute Barometer is an elegant measure of the world outdoors while bringing style to the world indoors. This Ger...man precision barometer is beautifully constructed of solid brass. The tarnish-proof case surrounds beveled glass with the enviable gleam that only brass provides. The barometer face is goldtone with elegant Elizabethan inspired script. The center stem is revealed for a peek at the intricate inner workings. Prepare for the day without so much as a toe outdoors with this exquisite home barometer. read more

RAM Gameroom Products
$58.00 $72.50
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About RAM Gameroom Products. RAM Gameroom Products offers a wide selection of premium gameroom products, and the company has a rep...utation for superb style. For many years, RAM Gameroom Products has brought fun into homes with products that provide a casual and welcoming style. The company also offers a range of outdoor products and decor, including planters, fountains, and poolside tables. From traditional stained glass to other beautiful accessories, RAM Gameroom Products has something for everyone. read more

Authentic Models

King George III collected scientific instruments. Not for function, but for form and beauty. The brass arch, lightly distressed Fr...ench finish base, and brass details turn this weatherglass into a work of art. The Weather Rises and Falls Weather forecasting is just like it was some three centuries ago. Called the "poor man's" barometer, this decorative hand blown glass instrument accurately forecasts weather hours in advance, just by using atmospheric pressure. By the 17th century, square-riggers carried a weatherglass next to the compass on the chart room table. The weatherglass invokes the spirit of times past when people used simple inventions to guide their daily lives, often with highly satisfying results. Installation: The weatherglass should not be hung in the sun or near a radiator, as excessive heat prevents proper operation. Once hung in place, do not move it unless necessary. A small piece of blotting paper can be placed in the drop catcher to absorb the drip from the spout in stormy weather. How to fill the weatherglass: Hold spout under tap and fill with a thin stream of water. Water level of the bottle itself should be approximately one inch above the place where the spout joins the bottle. If used outdoors, fill with rubbing alcohol during winder, to avoid freezing. Use a drop of food coloring to achieve the desired color. Consult the weatherglass everyday. The weatherglass accurately forecasts weather changes 8-12 hours in advance. The rise and fall of the water level in the curved spout indicates weather conditions as follows: Slow rise to top of spout: Indicates approaching storm 8-24 hours in advance. The storm may or may not change its courseRapid rise to top of spout: Indicates approaching local storm. If the storm changes its course, this will be forecast by immediate fall of the water to normal level. Bubbling out of spout: Indicates rapidly approaching local storm only a few hours away. Rapid fall below top of spout during storm: Indicates that the storm is nearly over Holding steady halfway up spout: Indicates clear weather Note: Hot weather will make water level rise about 1" Disregard this as "forecast", as it is caused by sudden increase in temperature. read more

Authentic Models
$235.00
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Shop for Alarm Clocks from Hayneedle.com! About Authentic ModelsAuthentic Models strives to create and distribute a comprehensive ...collection of historic and fine art reproductions worldwide. Haring Piebenga founded the company in 1968, and today AM is a European wholesale manufacturer with warehouses and corporate offices in Oregon and Amsterdam. AM pursues original items at auctions and uses these models for their design ideas. Each hand-made item appeals to the human need for nostalgia, intrigue, and beauty by evoking a story from the past. High-quality construction using only the finest materials ensures that these charming pieces will become treasured heirlooms in their own right. read more

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