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About The Rain Gauge

The World's Coolest Rain Gauge™ is a happy combination of science and style. Based on the Archimedean Principle of water displacement, this solid copper and steel rain gauge is practical, fun and very cool.

The World's Coolest Rain Gauge™ is designed and handcrafted entirely in the US with materials sourced within a 50-mile radius of New Paltz, NY. This "buy local" approach to manufacturing started out as a necessity -- I simply couldn't afford to purchase and store the large quantities of product required by overseas manufacturers. I had been down that road before with other products and found that importing just wasn't suitable for a company as small as mine.

And so I began to hunt for materials locally.

To my delighted surprise, I discovered that the Hudson Valley is chock full of makers and doers of all sorts of things. Steel fabricators. Screen printers. Powder coaters, plastic manufacturers and copper dealers. Who knew. Every week I wait for Leman to deliver copper pipe. I drive up to Technical Coatings and schmooze with Gerry or down to Continental Screen Print to see what’s what with Karen and her assistant Karen. Al, beloved UPS driver, brings peanut butter cookies for my dog. This is not big business but it is my business. And I love it.