Weathervanes - Weather Glass

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Weather Glass, with French Finish Wood Wall Plaque - a traditional water-based barometer, a concept invented in the 16th century. A unique home decor piece and a great talking point! It was a bit awkward up to the moment our lovely guest wanted to know exactly what was the liquid in the weatherglass. Admittedly a roundabout way to start a conversation on the weather...

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Weather Glass, with French Finish Wood Wall Plaque - a traditional water-based barometer, a concept invented in the 16th century. A unique home decor piece and a great talking point - 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 to start a conversation on the weather. But the ice was broken, so to speak, an our guests toasted to a most ingenious invention.

How do you tell what the weather will be like?
Weatherglasses are filled using water. Turn the faucet on to a small stream and fill through the neck of the glass. For various colors, use regular kitchen food coloring and add a couple of drops to reach the tint you desire. Weatherglasses are natural barometers and were used aboard sailing vessels to watch for inclement weather approaching. As the barometric pressure rises and falls inside the glass, the water also rises and falls in the neck of the glass. Low water depicts fair weather while higher water suggests worsening weather.

Dimensions: 6.1 x 3.1 x 16.5 inches

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