A venture into the inventive mind of Thomas Jefferson, this float-and-lever rain gauge is just plain fun to watch in action. The gauge includes a wooden stake for easy in-ground setup and features solid brass construction and antiqued finish that blends with any landscape venue, including gardens, courtyards, decks and patios. The unit is backed with a lifetime guarantee and its inner-workings and craftsmanship offer heirloom quality both in appearance and functionality. The glass, tube basin holds up to five inches of water. The solid brass ages to an antique patina over time to enhance the antique look. The gauge surface will never peel, flake or rust, even in harsh climates for accurate readings and striking decoration for years to come.