Our range of hourglass timers come a variety of styles including: Renaissance, Classic or modern stainless steel. Whether you want a wooden hour glass timer or a stainless steel hourglass timer at Thermometers Direct we have a large selection to choose from. Despite the name, we have small variety of glass timers that measure a quarter of an hour and half an hour, however we don’t think a quarter of an hourglass timer as a name quite has the same appeal.
Our hourglass timers still use grains of sand to measure the amount of time passing. Despite not having a designated practical use by a particular industry behind it, the hourglass is like the Galileo Thermometer thought to be more aesthetic, being an ornament for the home and is a great idea for a gift.
I am happy with this, it does the job - However, if the back was even slightly concave instead of flat so it sat on the pipe, to make a better contact point, it would respond a bit quicker. However - For the money - A very decent unit. (2 different length springs supplied - Good!)