AcuRite 80th Anniversary: Commemorative Products Have Arrived!
Help us celebrate the AcuRite 80th anniversary with these limited-edition products featuring reimagined designs, anniversary logos, and historical artwork.
Much like Rome, AcuRite wasn’t built in a day! The journey of becoming North America’s #1 Weather Station Brand began in 1943 when John L. Chaney started Chaney Instrument Co. in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Chaney and his associates gained recognition for their efforts aiding U.S. forces during WWII, which saw many women propel Chaney Instrument Co. forward by taking on traditional male roles within the workplace when men were away during the war. After an early focus on glass tube thermometers and various temperature and weather monitoring products through the decades, we’ve arrived in our 80th anniversary year of 2023!
To celebrate this milestone, we’ve released a line of limited-edition 80th-anniversary products that commemorate our past and put a fun spin on products to use in the future! Without further ado, read up on the special products below!
80th Anniversary AcuRite Iris® Limited-Edition Weather Station Bundle
What better way to celebrate our 80 anniversary than with a new weather station? This AcuRite Iris Box Set comes with an outdoor sensor, indoor display, and holiday ornament, all packaged in a commemorative box featuring archival Chaney Instrument Co. photos and a unique thank-you message to our loyal customers under the lid. The outdoor sensor includes a throwback AcuRite logo and 80th Anniversary branding and boasts a translucent polycarbonate anemometer and wind vane for added durability compared to previous AcuRite Iris models.
The indoor HD display provides the same comprehensive weather information that long-time AcuRite fans know and love but also brandishes a throwback AcuRite logo and oak accents to symbolize the traditional 80th-anniversary “gift.” In addition, the display is numbered out of 1,000 and exhibits a unique 80th-anniversary screen upon initial startup.
A limited-edition, ready-to-hang holiday ornament caps off this box set! The miniature AcuRite Iris has a movable wind vane and wind cups and will surely create extra sparkle for your tree this (and every) holiday season.
80th Anniversary Swizzle Stix Thermometer Drink Stirrers
Cheers to 80 years! This 4-pack of Swizzle Stix drink stirrers will not only master the mix of your drink but also tell you when it’s the optimal temperature to drink! Based on an original 1950s Chaney Instrument Co. product, these reimagined Swizzle Stix will be the talk of any party or get-together! And thanks to four retro colors, guests will always know which drink is theirs. Even the packaging features a vintage-inspired story and aura! Here’s to another 80 years!
80th Anniversary 7-Inch Replica of Largest Glass Tube Thermometer in the World
Did you know that Chaney Instrument Co. once laid claim to creating the largest glass tube thermometer in the world? That’s right! Unveiled in downtown Lake Geneva and dedicated to world peace in 1958, the towering, giant (functioning!) thermometer was a notable landmark for locals and tourists alike. At its dedication, Chaney Instrument Co. handed out miniature replicas of the thermometer for at-home use, and for our 80th anniversary, we brought them back!
The new-for-2023 replica stands 7 inches tall, measures temperatures from -20 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and features the current AcuRite logo and 80th Anniversary branding. Its durable construction makes it suitable for indoor or outdoor use, and the two included screws make for easy mounting. Decorate your home, shed, or workplace with this little bit of AcuRite history!
80th Anniversary AcuRite Iris Holiday Ornament
Rounding out our commemorative anniversary product launch is a stand-alone AcuRite Iris holiday ornament! Yes, the ornament is available outside of the box set! Included on the red hanging string is a double-sided AcuRite medallion featuring the 80th Anniversary logo and a happy holidays message. When the time comes to take the tree down, the ornament can fit right back into its packaging for safe storage. Go ahead and add some weather-nerd-inspired sparkle to your tree this holiday season — or make this the perfect Christmas gift for the weather nerd in your life!
We would like to extend a massive thank you to YOU, the AcuRite fan, for being with us now or at some point during our 80 years in business. We hope you like these products created by long-time Chaney Instrument Co. employees and historians. Don’t sleep on these new products, as they will only be available for a limited time!
Will you be picking up any of these 80th Anniversary Limited-Edition products? Is there anything you would like to see us create in the future? Have any special AcuRite or Chaney Instrument Co. memories that you’d like to share? Sound off in the comments!