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Conant Collections Solid Brass Jeffersonian Rain Gauge Guide by WeatherScientific.com

Conant Collections Solid Brass Jeffersonian Rain Gauge Guide


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Thomas Jefferson, an architect, and author of the Declaration of Independence, a scientist, a designer, and a gardener, would have loved this Jeffersonian rain gauge that's named after him.

It is attractive, accurate, durable, and beautiful.

Made from solid brass, it reflects a gardener's reverence for the sun, the wind, and the rain.

The rain gauge measures up to 5 to 7 inches of rain via a mechanical float and lever design that magnifies the rain collected to ensure an accurate measurement.

This gauge includes two 14-inch brass rods plus a pressure-treated wooden stake for a total length of 42 inches long, as well as a hanger bolt for optional installation on a post fence or deck rail.

In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, this rain gauge is a piece of art that measures both time and weather.

This accurate gauge will not only enlighten you about the amount of rainfall but its traditional aesthetic also captures the beauty of nature that only a gardener can appreciate.

 

Wow! It's Got a "Living Finish!"

The classic Jefferson rain gage is a unique, handcrafted heirloom that will give your home a refined, antique style.

Like a fine wine, solid brass ages gracefully and develops a mellow, antique patina over time.

All Conant Custom Brass products have this "living finish," which enhances their genuine beauty for years to come.

These products will never peel, flake, or rust, even when used outdoors.

Conant does not apply a protective coating to the surface of its outdoor products, simply because no clear coating lasts as long as the raw metal itself.

Below are the two versions of the Jeffersonian rain gauge.

 

1. Original Brass Jeffersonian Rain Gauge Design (Living Finish)

Weather Scientific Conant Collections Original Jeffersonian Rain Gauge (Living Finish Brass) VRG7LFB

Rainfall is the unique art that makes a garden grow.

This original rainfall gauge will make a statement in your garden and help you keep track of how much rain falls during the season.

It consists of a glass vial that captures rain when it falls, just like an ordinary rain gauge.

However, you don't have to lift up that vial and count the drops.

This device turns your yard into an art studio, while giving you an accurate record of rainfall over time.

Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's, the third president of the U.S., and his affinity for invention, this unique device uses a float and distance arm lever design to measure up to 5" of rain in 1/5" increments.

As rainfall fills the vial, the red ball rises, consequently causing the steel arm to climb up the 5" scale.

Display the weather with this decorative brass Jeffersonian Rain Gauge.

It features a pressure-treated wood stake for ground installation and a hanger bolt for mounting on a deck or other desired location.

This original Jeffersonian Rain Gauge is crafted from solid brass, glass, and stainless steel to stay in place year-round.

Product Features:

  • Unique float and lever rain gauge

  • Timeless art-piece adds sophistication and purpose to outdoor spaces

  • Dual purpose: rain and water gauge to help you conserve water

  • Fun to watch and large easy-to-read numbers from a distance

  • Solid brass, stainless, glass, and wood construction

  • The distance arm can be calibrated for ideal precision

  • Ground and stake mount included

  • Durable, attractive finish; won't peel, flake, or rust (patinas with age)

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2. Second Generation Brass Finish Jeffersonian Rain Gauge

Second Generation Jeffersonian Rain Gauge (Living Finish Brass) VRG7-2LFB

    The new Jeffersonian Rain Gauge is a charming, yet practical instrument that will grace any home or garden in which it resides.

    As one of our most popular products, the 2nd generation rain gauge has been updated with higher quality materials, including a solid steel deck mount and foundation rod, a stainless steel float that will never chip or leak, and a re-engineered gauge pointer for more precise measurements.

    Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's affinity for invention, the 2nd Generation Jeffersonian Rain Gauge is crafted from solid brass, glass, aluminum, and stainless steel.

    This unique device uses a float and lever design to measure up to 7" of rain in 2/10" increments.

    Product Features:

    • Powder-coated stainless steel float and lever will never chip or leak!

    • NEW solid brass, steel, and aluminum construction for long-lasting service!

    • Timeless art-piece adds sophistication and purpose to outdoor spaces

    • Large easy-to-read numbers -- visible from a distance

    • Can be easily calibrated for precision

    • Ground and deck mounts included

    • Durable, attractive finish; won't peel, flake, or rust (patinas with age)

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      Float and Lever Design to Measure

      2nd Generation Jeffersonian Rain Gauge (Living Finish Brass) VRG7-2LFB ball and lever design

      As rain fills the vial, the Red Ball rises, consequently causing the steel arm to climb up the scale.

      It features a classic design that looks great in any yard.

       

      What if the Glass Cylinder Breaks? Can I Get a Replacement?

       Conant Collections Replacement Tube Jeffersonian Rain Gauge Glass Vial RVG3

      Whether it's an accident or forgetting the water in the glass tube before the water freezes in cold weather, the glass vial cylinder can break at times.

      Fortunately, the replacement vial tube RGV3 is easy to order and install.

       

      Final Thoughts

      In conclusion, the Jeffersonian rain gauge is crafted from solid brass with a rich antiqued finish to create visual intrigue.

      This quality piece is designed with longevity in mind and will easily become a family heirloom.

       

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