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Vintage hand made weather glass barometer wall hanging

Vintage hand made weather glass barometer wall hanging

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Add interest to your home with this great conversation piece - a handblown glass vessel with an elegantly shaped spout that tells the weather. 

An unusual and interesting find, would you believe that this instrument accurately forecasts the weather hours in advance, just by using atmospheric pressure? The weatherglass invokes the spirit of times past when people used simple inventions to guide their daily lives, often with highly satisfying results. Suspend it from a hanger and use to plan your day. 

For thousands of years man has struggled to explain the mysteries of the weather. To understand its unpredictable patterns, much was attributed to magic. Renaissance scientists discovered the principle that weather was influenced by air pressure. This handblown Weather Glass is a true replica of early 16th and 17th century scientific and domestic barometers. It functions as well as it did hundreds of years ago, unfailingly indicating changes in atmospheric pressure.

The weather glass accurately forecast weather changes 4 to 12 hours in advance. If the atmospheric pressure is high, signifying good weather, the fluid in the spout is pushed downwards.  When bad weather is imminent, the fluid rises up the indicator tube. This early barometer features a hand blown glass vessel with elegantly shaped spout. Fill it with coloured water to approximately one inch above where the spout joins the glass body. The glass is suspended from a rustic looking solid metal wall bracket and drop catcher. Home décor with a story. 

  • Dimensions Overall:  Height: 17.25 in. (43.8 cm)  Width: 4 in. (10.1 cm)  Depth: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
  • Dimensions Glass only:  Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)  Width: 4 in. (10.1 cm)  Depth: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)

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