Can you imagine a bottle that has zero-volume and has no boundary or edge that can still hold liquid in it? Whether you can or you can’t, the Glass Klein Bottle is a handmade glass bottle that has all these features.
In a branch of Mathematics called Topology, the Klein bottle just like the Möbius Strip is a very good example of a non-orientable surface as not only does it have zero volume, it also has no edge. If a traveler travels on the one-sided surface of the Klein Bottle, they can follow the surface back to the point of origin while flipping upside down. The Acme Glass Klein Bottle was designed by Cliff Stoll to share his enthusiasm about the fascinating features of Klein vessels.
Despite its fascinating scientific features, the Acme Glass Klein Bottle is very elegant and can also serve as a décor in your office or home. It is also quite fascinating to look at as you try to figure out how and why the bottle has no distinct “inside” or “outside”. The bottles are hand-blown from quality, low expansion borosilicate glass. The glass as well as the bottle itself is very well made and is a top quality bottle which is also microwave safe.
This boundary-free Glass Klein bottle is about 7-8 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter with a weight of about 6.5 ounces. Despite the fact that the bottle is zero-volume, it can actually hold about 13 ounces of water or other liquids. To fill it, you have to turn it upside down. The Acme Klein bottle also satisfies the Gauss-Bonnet theorem and has no magnetic monopoles.
Apart from your Glass Klein Bottle, you also get to enjoy great customer service from Cliff Stoll who makes and sells all kinds of klein vessels (such as klein steins, klein hats, klein wine decanters and so on). Along with your ordered bottle, Cliff will also send great pictures of him packing and shipping your Klein bottle as well as informative literature on the properties of the Klein bottle.
If you have a loved one who is a math or physics student, scientist, science buff or just someone who has interest in the unique topology of Klein vessels then this would be a very wonderful gift idea that will definitely be appreciated.