Outdoor Thermometers

The first thermometers were called thermoscopes, and Italian inventor Santorio Santorio was the first person to put a numerical scale on the instrument. Galileo Galilei invented a rudimentary water thermometer in 1593, which for the first time, allowed temperature variations to be measured. In 1714, Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the first mercury thermometer; the modern thermometer.
Pinecone Thermometer Clock

Thermometer and Clock in One

In a mercury thermometer, the liquid expands as it is heated and contracts when it is cooled, so the length of the liquid column is longer or shorter depending on the temperature. Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we are proud to offer a fun array of handy and helpful thermometers to add to your garden decor! These beautiful and useful thermometers are made from durable, rust-free recycled aluminum for earth-friendly appeal. They are also made right here in the USA; you can be proud to display them for all to see on the side of your home, garden shed or fence.

Lab Thermometer Clock Pineapple Thermometer Clock

Alternative Designs

Our Acanthus Thermometer Clock and  Cardinal Thermometer Clock are made with great care and attention to detail right here in the USA, combining the above functions in a vertical design. The Moose Birch Thermometer is handcrafted in the USA by artist Terry Borsman. The birch wood is hand painted and weatherproofed for your outdoor spaces. 
Moose Birch Thermometer
Copper Thermometer with Frog Cardinal Thermometer Clock