History of the Barometer
Renaissance scientist, Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647), discovered the first barometer, proving that air pressure was subject to change. It is believed that Goethe, the famous German playwright, developed this simple but effective barometer using the principles established by Torricelli.
How does it Work?
The Weatherball quickly indicates any changes in atmospheric pressure. The air trapped by the liquid maintains a steady pressure. When high pressure and good weather are approaching, the liquid is pushed down the spout. When low pressure and bad weather invade your region greater pressure trapped inside the Weatherball causes the liquid in the spout to rise. If liquid spills out of the top you should take shelter!
Made from hand-blown glass.
Food coloring is not included. This barometer is covered by a two year limited warranty covering workmanship and manufacturers defects. Please see the River City Clocks Warranty Page
for more information about the warranty.
- Sun and north wind design
- Water levels change as barometric pressure changes
- Use your choice of food coloring to change the color of the water
- Hand-blown glass
- Two year limited warranty covering workmanship and manufacturers defects.
Please Note: This item is covered by our Manufacturer's Warranties Return Policy
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