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This beautiful, vintage GERMAN CHALET WEATHER HOUSE is loaded with great details. The chalet is a big 7" long by 5" high . This wooden weather house features real stones on the chalet roof. The stones were placed on the roofs of real chalets to help secure the roof from mountain winds. This all wooden, weather house features a hand painted Bavarian Woman and Man plus a deer and two wired sculpted pine trees. All the details, from the bench, the trough and pump, landscaping, small wood pile, the wooden shutters and the flower displays on the balcony are all there. The thermometer works and is in perfect condition. The back panel is solid wood, not the usual cardboard backing.

The engineering behind these ingenious and charming weather forecasters is a twisted stand of natural material. This twisted strand absorbs water molecules from moist, humid air. It then relaxes causing the man to come out. He represents change and rainy weather. When the surrounding atmosphere is dry, the strand shrinks and tightens up, causing the girl to come out. As in the fairer sex, she represents dry and fair weather Many of us grew up with these weather houses in our parent's home. I would check the weather house on our bookshelf to see what kind of day it was going to be outside. As I kid I often wondered how it worked!

Set it up in an airy place. When the weather is stormy, twist the knob (never pull it up) so that the man just comes out. When there is sunny, fair weather, then twist the knob so that the woman comes out. Do this once only and don't adjust it any further. In fact, it works best when left alone after the initial setup. NO RESERVE. Buyer will pay 1 pound shipping. Immediate shipping after receipt of payment. Delivery Confirmation tracking number is included in all of my shipping at no additional charge. Enjoy!

Beautifully detailed VINTAGE German Weather House Chalet- Excellent condition