We often get asked what are our best selling items (usually for gift ideas).
Our traditional Fischer Barometers/ Weather Instruments are consistently among our top sellers. So in this article I share a bit about their history, why they sell so well and feature our best sellers.
What makes a Traditional Barometer/Weather Instrument? Its the classic Banjo shape.
A traditional weather-station is popular as it features 3 main parts which help you plan your day (while looking stylish on your wall):
1 - A Barometer - measures atmospheric pressure which helps to let you know about future changes in the weather (this can help you decide if you should head out on the water or hang out your washing before work).
This barometer has an aneroid cell which is made of alloy, beryllium and copper. This alloy undergoes expansion and contraction when atmospheric pressure changes. Thus, the mechanical levers of the aneroid cell expands and contracts which is shown in the movement of the pointer (Rain, Change or Fair).
The Aneroid Barometer was invented by the Frenchman Lucien Vidi in 1844 - they had great sideburns back then...
2 - A Hygrometer -measures the humidity of the air (i.e how much moisture there is in the air). Comfortable and healthy living conditions are provided with humidity levels between 35 and 65%
Hygrometers work on the phenomenon called evaporative cooling. When water evaporates from any surface, it becomes cool because water molecules take heat energy from the surface during the evaporation. Due to this cooling effect a wet bulb will always show a lower temperature than the dry bulb.
3 - A Thermometer -measures air temperature so you can ensure your home or office maintains a temperature for optimal health (heating or cooling as required). Comfortable and healthy living conditions are provided with temperatures between 18 and 24 C.
The thermometer measures temperature through a glass tube sealed with mercury that expands or contracts as the temperature rises or falls. As temperatures rise, the mercury-filled bulb expands into the capillary tube. Its rate of expansion is calibrated on the glass scale.
It can sound quite technical but once you get the hang of the results they are very handy to have on your wall.
All our weather instruments are hand made in Germany at a Factory in Drebach - Quality control is second to none and they all come with a 2 year warranty.
Cameron is an expert in how all these things work so if you have any queries just call him on NZ 0800 693 583 or AUS 1800 136 886.
Here are our top sellers:
1 - Fischer Traditional Weatherstation (6699-22)
This is a larger size weather instrument making it a real wall feature and easy to read. You can buy this clicking here:
2 - Mahogany Fischer Traditional Weatherstation (6662-22)
Slightly slimmer than the one above and you can buy it here:
3 - Walnut and Brass Weatherstation (7295-12)
This is a real old timer - perfect for the study or den - you can buy it here:
All of the above sell well as they have a classic look which goes well in study's, den's, boats and most popular - at holiday homes.