Yet another potential challenge, depending on the needs of the particular user, is that according to user reviews, some of the hourglasses are not very accurate.
A user might complain for example that their hourglass actually ran out in 58 minutes or 62 minutes. I was prepared to accept a range of accuracy as wide as ten percent given that my particular application did not require exact timing. Another factor that might make a small difference is the force of gravity. I live at an altitude of about feet, further from the center of the earth than most people. Maybe the gravity is a little bit weaker at this altitude, in which case maybe the hourglass would run a little slower.
My guess, however, is that this factor is quite small, probably making no perceptible difference. Finally after surfing around Amazon for quite some time, I picked out one hourglass that looked pretty good, and ordered up two of them. The hourglasses showed up and had not broken in transit. It was some softwood maybe pine that was not very smooth to the touch.
I then turned over the two hourglasses to see if they would run out at about the same time. So I returned them fortunately Amazon makes returns easy and surfed around and eventually found another option.
Large Wood & Brass 30 Minutes Sand Timer Hourglass
This hourglass cost more money and had better customer reviews. The wood was said to be finished in a nice cherry finish. I ordered up two of them. The hourglasses showed up and I opened up the shipping box. You can see them in the photograph above. One of them had been assembled without the worker having gone to the trouble of actually gluing the three shafts into the top and bottom pieces.
The whole thing sort of fell apart in my hands. The other one had been glued together but had not been properly clamped during gluing, and when it was done, the top and bottom were not parallel with each other. Depending on how you looked at it, either it would lean to one side or the top would be tilted. You might be able to sort of see this in the photograph.
The one that had never been glued, I held it together with rubber bands and tried it out. If it kept good time maybe I would go to the trouble to try to clue it together.
But no, it stopped twice along the way of measuring an hour. Twice I had to tap it to get it to keep running. The other one also stopped from time to time. Gift packing expands in our store and accepts a message card free. If you like, in the case of an order, please appoint it in the remarks column.
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