Hekas Weather House Chalet
Height: 13 cm / 5″
Handmade in Germany by Hekas
3 in stock (can be backordered)
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Hekas Weather House Chalet
Hekas Weather House Chalet: A weather house is a folk-art device in the shape of a small German or Alpine chalet that indicates the weather. A typical weather house has two doors side by side. The left side has a girl or woman, the right side a boy or man. The female figure comes out of the house when the weather is sunny and dry, while the male (often carrying an umbrella) comes out to indicate rain.
In conclusion, a weather house functions as a hygrometer embellished by folk art. The male and female figures ride on a balance bar, which is suspended by a piece of catgut or hair. The gut relaxes or shrinks based on the humidity in the surrounding air, relaxing when the air is wet and tensing when the air is dry. This action swings one figure or the other out of the house depending on the humidity. Some variants function as a barometer: low pressure indicates bad (rainy) weather, high pressure good (sunny) weather.
Weather houses are associated in the popular mind with Austria, Germany or Switzerland, and are often decorated in the style of a cuckoo clock. They are often sold as "typical German" souvenirs to travellers from other countries. Many weather houses also bear a small thermometer on the part between the two doors that conceals the gut suspension.
Weather Houses made by Hekas
HEKAS cuckoo clocks have been produced in the Black Forest since 1938. The HEKAS company was founded in 1938 by Helmut Kammerer. In 1981, Rolf Kammerer took over the management of the company, reinforced since 1998 by the 3rd generation with Uwe Kammerer. Few other manufacturers can offer you the entire range of the Black Forest clock program like us: from souvenir items to high-end cuckoo clocks. We have our own carpentry for the production of the cases and the manufacture of the raw parts intended to be carved, we can thus guarantee that all our cuckoo clocks are original parts produced in the Black Forest.
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