The glass Galileo thermometer with globe storm glass combines style and functionality as a beautiful accent piece for any home or office. Features an 11"" Galileo thermometer, a glass Goethe barometer with frosted world map decoration and wooden base. Makes a great gift item and lasting conversation piece!
Galileo Galilei, the pioneer of modern astronomy and physics, (1564-1642), discovered that liquids change density as the temperature increases or decreases. Based on this principle, the coloured glass spheres inside the glass Galileo thermometer have been precisely weighted so that they respond to temperature changes. When the temperature rises, the liquid inside the Galileo thermometer becomes less dense and the coloured spheres floating inside will sink towards the bottom. When the temperature of the room cools, the process is reversed and the spheres will rise from the bottom.
The Storm Glass is hand blown and accurately forecasts changes in the weather hours in advance. The Storm Glass, or Goethe Barometer, is regarded as the oldest barometer in the world. Although Johan Wolfgang von Goethe is sometimes credited with its invention (one was found in his bedroom after his death) there is evidence that the Moors used similar instruments during the 8th century. Also called Thunder Glasses, historians believe the early settlers sailed to the Americas using this rudimentary barometer.
One-year limited warranty.
- Thick, sturdy mouth-blown glass construction with wood base
- 11" glass Galileo thermometer
- Colourful, liquid filled bulbs descend and ascend with temperature changes
- Lowest floating bulb indicates temperature
- Measures temperatures from 64º F to 80º F
- Glass barometer with frosted world map decoration
- Low liquid level indicates high pressure, or fair weather
- High liquid level indicates low pressure, or inclement weather
- Indoor Temperature Range 64 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit
- Temperature Accuracy +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit
- Dimensions 11" Height x 9" Width x 4.5" Depth