Vintage Indoor Ceramic Lamb Temperature Sensor

My grandma had a ceramic lamb that changed color with hot or cold weather. I think it may have been from the 1950s/60s. I was fascinated with this color changing lamb. It would turn pink with cold weather and blue with hot weather. My grandma kept it on the windowsill and I would look at it every time I came to visit.


I have been trying to locate one to purchase to have a piece of my childhood memory with me again. I have Googled so many different terms and still cannot find it. Anyone know the name of this weather gauge or know where I can buy one?

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February 9, 20120 found this helpful

Hi, They were called weather pets or barometer pets. They were painted with mercury, which was what made them change color. Mercury was banned in the US in the '90s and so, consequently, were these figurines. I have seen them on Ebay, but they no longer change color because with age the paint wore off and you were just left with a white figurine. Here is one I found on Ebay today:


http://www.ebay  23740#vi-content

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