This Magnetic Hourglass is particularly beautiful. It has a wooden base that conceals a magnet within it. The content of the glass is ferrous sand which has magnetic properties. So as the sand falls through its narrow neck it creates spectacular stalagmite-like-looking formations.
Hourglasses have been in existence since the 14th century, it was mostly found on ships where it helped sailors determine longitude and distance with reasonable accuracy. With the invention of mechanical clocks, the hourglass became more and more redundant. Although hourglasses seem outdated, they still have a lot of significance and usefulness today.
More than just a timekeeper this hourglass is an elegant piece of decor for your home and office. You could put it on your desk at work to change the scenery. It will be so attractive on your center table. This Hourglass in your living room would keep your guest entertained with the magical patterns formed by its magnetic sand.
It takes one minute for all the sand to pass through the narrow neck and create captivating formations. This one-minute timer will be an interesting addition to your family game night or games with friends. It will countdown the time and make sure nobody cheats. You have to pay more than the usual attention to the games this time.
Who knew magnets could create such a beautiful effect but you see it there in this Magnetic Hourglass. Once you pick it up from its wooden base it loses its magnetic charge. To get it to form those fascinating patterns again, you must place it back on its wooden base. You can keep turning it over to continue to watch different shapes and patterns as they form.
Children will be very much attracted to such a beautiful object but be sure to keep an eye so they do not break it and injure themselves. It would be a wonderful opportunity to teach your children the science of magnets and how the magnetic force works.
Its beautiful glass shiny body makes it so easy to see how every piece of the sand falls into place. Since it is made of glass, please exercise caution and keep it away from direct sunlight.