Chaney Instrument Galileo Thermometer w/ Glass Ball Barometer
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Product Description

Galileo thermometer reads 64 F. to 80 F. When temperature rises, the liquid inside the glass tube becomes less dense and the liquid filled bulbs will sink. When the temperature of the room cools, the process is reversed and the bulbs will rise from the bo

  • Cylindrical thermometer with barometer
  • Interprets temperature and weather based on principles of buoyancy and air pressure
  • Colorful, liquid filled spheres descend and ascend with changes in temperature
  • Barometer features the world globe etched in the glass
  • Both Thermometer and barometer are displayed and mounted on a wood base

Customer Reviews:

  • Arrived just as described
    Haven't had a chance to really try out the barometer yet, but the item arrived completely in tact, not broken as so many have described.

    Looks great on my shelf too!...more info
  • Broken
    When I received this item one of the sphere's was broken in the bottom of the tube. I sent it back and was then informed that this item was not available....more info
  • Customer Service
    When I received my order, the thermometer was broken in half. The package was soaked with the fluid and leaking. I requested an RMA from Amazon and returned the package the next day - postage free. I had my replacement unit within 5 days. It works great and is very entertaining - for the adult that it was purchased and also for our grandchildren. Amazon's customer service was above reproach....quick, efficient and with no additional charges to me. I wish that every buying experience could end that satisfactorily. Thanks!...more info
  • Came broken. NIGHTMARE
    I bought this as a gift for my mother. it arrived at my house broken. I called customer service and the rep i talked to said she would send me a new one free of charge. she didn't I called the next day and the price went up 10.00! the rep i spoke to next wouldn't send me a new one and told me to keep the broken one. PERFECT. I was very disappointing that it came broken, and there was lack of customer service....more info
  • 4 degree increments; overflow expanded wood & cracked glass
    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....more info
  • Works great - Wonderful present
    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 it 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....more info
  • Galileo Thermometer/barometer
    I ordered this as a gift for my husband. It shipped well, however, the overall presentation is good, not great. There is more assembly required than I thought and I would have preferred a more substantial thermometer and think this duo is more appropriate for a young boy or teen's room rather than an office. ...more info
  • Cool Galileo thermometer and glass ball barometer
    This set is attractive and fun. Of course neither instrument meets modern standards of scientific accuracy, but both come close, and it's especially interesting to follow fluctuations in air pressure with the funky glass ball. The set is a nice size for display, not too big....more info
  • Great Galileo Barometer and thermometer
    The set was purchased as a Christmas gift and it was the only thing my friend from Columbia wanted for Christmas. She has really enjoyed it ad though the colors were amazing. She was a bit disappointed by the size of t but other than that it was great. The colors were good and it work well even in her dorm room at college. ...more info
  • what a joy!
    Arriving in a timely manner, the thermometer equilibrated in a short time after setting it up. It is easy to read, accurate enough for domestic purposes, and attractive. The storm glass was easy to fill though filling it took longer than I supposed. Now the storm glass agrees with the local weather people and provides a great deal of satisfaction. I'm pleased with this product. ...more info
  • Good gift for nerds
    I bought this for my boyfriend who's majoring in atmospheric science. He gave it four stars but personally I would have given it five. It's a nice size fitting on most shelves, attractive, unique, and fairly acurate considering it's pretty old technology. I imagine this would not be a good gift for kids- it's very fragile. ...more info
  • beware of return policy from Geroy's
    Beware! This item arrived broken, since it is fragile. Geroy's and Amazon refused to send a replacement, but did give me a refund. I now can't buy it again at the same price, in fact it is about twice the price. This store should know better than to ship glass items and not offer replacements for breakage. Beware of return policies for this particular store....more info
  • Chaney Galileo Thermometer & Barometer
    The Chaney Instrument Galileo Thermometer w/ Glass Ball Barometer is a great buy because it is so fun to watch and so functional at the same time. I get a joy each morning reading where the spheres are and how high the water level is in the barometer. ...more info
  • Doh
    I took it out of the box and put the thermometer and barometer in the wooden base. I very very carefully carried this to a shelf. After 2 steps the thermometer lost balance and fell. Smash. Doh. Lessons learnt. Cry.
    Product ****
    My experience *...more info
  • Just as represented
    Considering that this product was all glass--I was pleasantly surprised to find nothing broken upon delivery. The directions were easily understood and has shown the temperature settings very accuarately. It was given as a present to my parents and they are amazed when the barometer's water level rises to the change in the weather.
    ...more info