The Storm Glass Barometer came into general use during the early 1700s. Sailors attached this instrument to the mast of their ship and by interpretation of the constantly changing crystal formations within, relied upon it to forecast the weather for nearly 250 years.
A small tube that has a great effect: Take two ordinary plastic drink bottles, fill one two thirds with water and then connect the two bottles with our Bottle Tornado tube. When you now turn the bottles upside-down, the water starts gurgling down, creating a large vortex (you might have to squeeze the lower bottle a bit to start the process)
Our Goethe Wall Barometer is hand blown from a traditional glass formula called “forest glass” in Lauscha, Thuringia in Germany. It is a copy of the original barometer from 1792/93 that was found in Goethe’s house in Weimar after his death. The slight green tinge of the glass and its texture make it look like a real antique.
Incredible: a key ring that turns into a proper kite of nearly half a metre wingspan! It doesn’t need any rods, it is stabilised by two air pockets. The whole kite fits into a tiny pocket that is attached to a key ring. A fantastic toy for young and old. Complete with 15 metre string on a spindle.
Air ship shaped balloon, 3 m long, 0.6 m thick, made from thin black film. The sun warms up the enclosed air and makes the zeppelin rise, even in winter. Complete with 50 m string.
a)Room thermometer, range 14°C to 31°C in steps of 1°C, 18 x 130 mm, self-adhesive b) Round thermometer, range 14°C to 32°C in steps of 2°C, diameter 50 mm, self-adhesive c)Fever thermometer, range 35°C to 40°C in steps of 1°C, 18 x 90 mm. Just press on the forehead for 5 seconds to measure the body temperature.
Massive and robust decorative compass 360 degree compass scale Compass bottom with velvet lining
Compass with pocket-watch-style flip cover and sun dial
FEATURES Nostalgic sighting mirror compass Sinus conversion chart on the lid With circular level and clinometer 360° scale division, adjustable Massive metal finish Hand crafted Each unit is unique A very special gift Laser engraving available
FEATURES Nostalgic prism compass Suspended compass rose 360° rotating metal dial ring, lockable Lid with transparent window and bearing line Adjustable prism system Thumb holder ring Massive metal finish Hand crafted Every unit is unique A very special gift Laser engraving available
Nostalgic sextant Precision protractor Position sensing, the traditional way Massive metal finish With 2 additional oculars Hand crafted Every unit is unique A very special gift
DETAILS Unit size: Compass Ø 78 x 48 mm, Case: 107 x 107 x 80 mm Imprint area size: 21 x 12 mm on brass plate Weight: 650 g incl. wooden case
DETAILS Unit size: Compass: Ø 69 x 29 mm, Case: 93 x 93 x 51 mm Imprint area size: 21 x 12 mm on brass plate Weight: 400 g incl. wooden case
DETAILS Unit size: Ø 110 x 50 mm; Case: 145 x 148 x 70 mm Imprint area size: Ø 50 mm on base, 21 x 12 mm on brass plate Weight: 900 g incl. wooden case
Bring nature’s most beautiful light show into your bedroom and fill your room with rainbows. Enchanting light projector uses multi-coloured LEDs to display rainbow colours on walls and ceilings in a darkened room. Two illumination modes: instant or fade. Auto shut-off saves battery life.
Awarded a ’Commended’ Medal in the 2013 Toy Shop UK Independent Toy Awards and featured in The Good Toy Guide, this amazing globe shows the earth by day and space by night – 2 globes in 1!
The Goethe Barometer consists of a partly filled glass sphere with stand that has a spout attached to its bottom. The spout is open at the top, which allows the atmospheric pressure to change the level of the liquid inside.
The principle of this thermometer was discovered by Galileo Galilei: Suspended in the liquid inside the cylinder are a number of weights which are attached to sealed glass bulbs.
The Crookes Radiometer, also known as a “light mill”, consists of a partly evacuated glass bulb, inside of which a set of vanes is suspended on a vertical axle. One side of the vanes is black, the other silver coloured. When exposed to bright light, the vanes start rotating about the axle.
The classical instrument for measuring angles as used by sailors and discoverers. A sturdy kit with two unbreakable stainless steel mirrors and a sun filter. This sextant is not a toy but a fully functional instrument with an accuracy of 5-10 arc minutes!
Build a beautiful fully functional magnetic compass to take bearings and find the cardinal points. This excellent kit is more than a toy and allows an accurate fix on land and sea marks. Comes with its own protective case
Fits onto the sextant and upgrades it for use on dry land when the true horizon is not visible or difficult to see.