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AcuRite 00795 Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer

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  • Cylindrical thermometer and barometer set; inspired by Galileo?s instruments
  • Interprets temp and weather based on principles of buoyancy and air pressure
  • Colorful, liquid filled spheres descend and ascend with atmospheric changes
  • Barometer features the world globe etched in the glass
  • Mounted on a wood base; approximately 8 inches long and 8 inches high
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 9.5 x 5.6 inches ; 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported
  • ASIN: B000A3IN10
  • Item model number: 795
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,333 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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A lovely conversation starter and a fun example of early scientific measurement, this Galileo thermometer and barometer set from Chaney Instrument engages the eye while monitoring the weather. Designed for approximate interpretation of temperature and general prediction of fair or foul weather, the set features glass instruments that rely on the principles of buoyancy and air pressure for their function. In the thermometer, the brightly colored internal spheres rise and lower with fluctuations in temperature and corresponding density. The ball-shaped barometer shifts liquid to and from its curved spout in response to changes in the air. Both pieces are beautifully shaped, and the barometer features a lovely etching of the Earth’s continents. A wooden base makes the set easily displayable on desk or bookshelf. Delightful for gift giving, the unit measures approximately 8 inches long and stands 8 inches high.

Product Description

This handsome unit uses a blend of old and new technology to interpret the weather. The Galileo thermometer is filled with a clear liquid that suspends multiple colored weights. As the liquid within the weights changes temperature their density changes allowing the weights to rise or fall. The lowest weight at the very top of the Galileo reflects the temperature. The glass water barometer indicates changes in the air temperature. A low fluid level in the glass spout generally means fair weather while a higher fluid level in the glass spout means foul weather approaches.


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Customer Reviews

Works well, looks great on my mantle.
Eric Kremer
I think this is a great gift for kids interested in science.
Nick
The Globe Barometer was broken when we opened the package.
hekin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

184 of 187 people found the following review helpful By L. Belfiore on January 18, 2006
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I bought this just to have something cool on my desk, and I love it! It looks great on the corner of my desk, and reminds me of the little bubbling lites that used to be on my Christmas tree when I was a kid.

I only gave it four stars because it's obviously not 100% accurate, and the barometer is a little hard to fill. It comes with a syringe and tube to fill it, but the tube takes awhile to thread into the barometer. It also takes three syringes full to get the barometer to a good level.

Amazon doesn't give measurements, but the base is about 8" wide, the Galileo thermometer is about 8" high as well, and the glass water barometer is almost 7" high.
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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Nick on March 24, 2007
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I purchased this item, and the 17" stand alone thermometer model. I knew nothing about barometers. I knew nothing about Galileo thermometers. I use this model in my living room.

The weather glass does indeed respond to pressure changes, and does a nice job of predicting foul weather. The thermometer is accurate, easy to read (and interpolate). It only works in a range of 64 thru 80 degrees F, but anything above or below those readings is likely to require I do something with the heating and cooling around my house, so it tells me what I need to know.

I think this is a great gift for kids interested in science. I have other weather glasses too, but this one comes in combination with a neat, accurate thermometer. I'm not a kid anymore, but I find it fun, as well as useful, myself.
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Joanne M. Garcia on August 10, 2006
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I bought this as a birthday present for my fiance and he LOVES it. It looks great on a bookshelf or desk, and is a great conversation starter. I didn't have any problems filling the barometer (instead of taking the tube out of the barometer to refill, simply take the syringe off the end of the tube). Overall it is a great product, and a very cool design!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Weatherman VINE VOICE on July 29, 2006
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Very cool to have on your desk! I would of given it extra stars, but setting up the barometer can be tricky if you do not follow the directions exactly, and you do NEED to have sterile/distilled water along with food coloring (any color but I like blue as shown).

Also, if you put too much water or not enough water into the barometer, you have to use the syringe and little hose to take the water out. HOLD onto the syringe and hose, DO NOT throw away as you never know when it'll come into handy again.

As for the Galilio thermometer, that's pretty accurate and cool!

For those real weather geeks out there I say to get the biggest Galilio Thermometer (it's TWO FEET TALL) and can be purchased through Amazon 3rd party sellers. That one gives you 2 deg temps and is a nice thing to have in an office or desk.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By weatherguy4life on May 23, 2009
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Just to give you and idea who I am, I've been a Meterologist in the USAF for 21 years. I bought this as a gift for someone else. It was delivered in only a couple of days, nothing was broken and it works great. I did put black velcro disks from Wal Mart on the bottom of each piece to help avoid tipping and small velvet feet on the bottom to avoid scratching desks. It looks great on the desk or shelf, but you have to be very carefull when moving it, unless you use the velcro. The box it came in was perfect for shipping. I'm going to buy more for my friends and family. Once the liquid stabilized the temp could be read within a degree. The barometer may not tell you what the actural pressure is, but it works and looks cool. The land masses on the globe are not perfect, but you get what you pay for.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful By DrZ on March 28, 2009
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I was excited about this piece when I ordered it for my office, however, although it looks nice, it is not as big as I expected. The temperature is showing 4 degree Fahrenheit increments (64,68,72,76,80) which is not as precise as I'd like. The main problem however surfaced two weeks after receiving this. Weather glass initially couldn't fit in its hole in the wooden stand, but since the misfit was minimal, I mistakenly decided to sand the hole and make it fit instead of returning the whole set and waiting for the replacement. Since there was no wood polish left, this later resulted in a cracked glass - over the weekend when it got sunny in the office, some water overflew and wet the stand, the wood contracted and cracked the base of the bottle, and all water leaked to the desk. So if you receive this and it doesn't fit, you better quit (return it). Otherwise, I really like the thermometer because it confirms my belief in analog scales - one glimpse and you know where you're at, and here's the analogy with my moods:

- red, blue and orange up: it's too cool for most people, but kewl for me
- both blue and red up: good work environment for me,
- only red up: I'm hot,
- red down: I'm miserable and ready to leave the office because I can't work in such heat.

Summary: Nice looking toy for grownups.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tana Rojchanakasetchai on February 18, 2011
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Chaney needs to redesign its packaging. The foam box the globe barometer came in did not protect it from breaking off. I looked forward to playing with this colorful toy but was disappointed that the globe was broken, which I've read that happened to a few others. So I contacted amazon and within 5 minutes, a rep contacted me and refunded my money. Love you amazon! Bottom line, order it and hope that you're lucky and nothing is broken.
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