Hand Blown Weather Glass Barometer
Barometer Only $29.50, With Wood Plaque $44.50
Our handsome Hand Blown Weather Glass Barometer consists of a sealed glass container, which gets half filled with water,
and a narrow spout open to the atmosphere.
When the barometric air pressure is low, the water level in the spout will rise above the water level in the body.
Conversely, when the air pressure is higher, the water level in the spout will drop below the water level in the body.
The concept that decreasing atmospheric pressure predicts stormy weather
was postulated by Lucien Vidie and provides the basis for this glass
barometer, which is sometimes referred to as a "storm glass" or a
"Goethe barometer" (named for Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, who developed
a simple but effective Weather Glass Barometer).
The historic glass barometer is one of the oldest barometers in the world.
Each barometer is hand blown and accurately forecasts changes in the weather hours in advance.
Just fill the barometer with colored water and watch the rising or falling level of the liquid
in the spout to indicate weather changes.
A low water level signals "high pressure" and fair weather, and a high water level is
associated with "low pressure" and poor weather conditions.
Glass barometers are a fascinating instrument, and a great conversation piece.
This traditional barometer is both a work of art, and the perfect instrument for any fine study,
library, office or boat.
Using different colors of ordinary natural food coloring dyes, you can match the color of the
water in the barometer to any decor.
A fill kit is included to fill and empty the barometer.
The Hand Blown Weather Glass Barometer measures 9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm) tall, and 4 inches (10.2 cm) wide,
3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm) deep, and weighs 4 ounces (114 grams).
The Hand Blown Weather Glass Barometer with Wood Plaque measures 16 inches (40.6 cm) tall, and 8 7/16 inches (21.4 cm) wide,
4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm) deep, and weighs 1.9 pounds (862 grams).
A custom engraved brass plaque with up to 3 lines of text and approximately 3 words per line can be mounted on the wood plaque above the brass hook.
Plaques are normally supplied with a self adhesive backing and square corners, however, plaques can also be ordered with
notched or rounded corners.
Simply mention your preference in the special instructions section on the engraving page.
Sorry, corner holes for screw mounting a custom plaque is not an available option.
The Weather Glass Barometer sells for only $29.50.
The Hand Blown Weather Glass Barometer with Wood Plaque sells for just $44.50.
We also offer several Admiral FitzRoy Storm Glasses,
the Weems and Plath Porthole Weather Center,
several Solid Brass Ship's Clocks and Barometers,
and the Weems & Plath Skipjack Clock and Barometer.