These days the Summer Catalog 2018 of MANUFACTUM has been published. To find: A detailed presentation of our manufactory of fine mechanical instruments.For almost 20 years we have been one of the suppliers of MANUFACTUM.

In connection with this manufacturer portrait also our outdoor weather station 801 was presented.

        Photo: MANUFACTUM

This means that seven measuring devices made by FISCHER can now be found in the MANUFACTUM range.

BJDW – Beijing Design Week

Almost simultaneously with the participation in the INTERIOR LIFESTYLE CHINA (14 to 16 September 2017 in Shanghai), FISCHER has presented itself at the BJDW – Beijing Design Week.

The largest trade fair for design and creative industries in the Asian market took place from 21 September to 25 September 2017.

The participation was part of the Worldtour “Handmade in Germany 2017“.

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Municipal climate protection

We congratulate Claus Schrick on the nomination of the climate protection manager of the month by the National Climate Protection Initiative.

Mr. Schrick is climate protection manager of the state capital Saarbrücken and responsible for the joint project of the room climate stations in kindergardens and schools [blog post from 11.08.2016]. The environmental magazine “Umweltmagazin Saar” also reported under the heading “Lighthouses of municipal climate protection” [blog post from 20.01.2017].

Presentation of the project “Raumklimastation” for kindergartens and primary schools at the international annual conference of the Climate Alliance in Krems on the Danube

You will find the corresponding report including the interview here on the initiative page.

Technical details of the measurement instrument.

Newspaper report about project in Saarbrücken

The magazin “Umweltmagazin Saar” reports about lokal environment protection in it’s issue 4/2016.

This time including (page 15): the project of the room climate stations for Kindergarden and elementary schools [blog post from 11.08.2016], at which the state capital Saarbrücken has equipped the main rooms with 500 FISCHER instruments on a special designed rigid foam board.

Vorstellung des Projektes Raumklimastation für KiTas und Grundschulen auf der internationalen Jahreskonferenz des Klima-Bündnis in Krems an der Donau

Introducing the project at the international annually conference hold by the climate alliance in Krems an der Donau 2016

“The main goal is an early education and understanding for environmental matters and a awareness for the meaning of environment protection. The furnishing of the kindergardens and schools shall bring that also to the smalles kids and get them used to take care about their surroundings on a playful way. Because of the design of the board the children get to know about their room climate even before they can read numbers and letters.” explains Claus Schrick, climate protection manager of the state capital Saarbrücken. After half a year he draws a positive balance and hope that other cities will follow his idea and copy that project.

Meanwhile it wasn’t a coincidence that Schrick used measurement instruments from FISCHER for the project: “Because of the mechanical and nearly maintenance-free instruments the educators don’t have to change batteries regularely and prevent additional waste.” the Diplom-Ingenieur Schrick says.


You will find the complete article (German only) in the archive of the organization BUND Saarland e.V. to download at “Schwerpunkt: Klimaschutz in Städten und Gemeinden” (pdf, 9 MB).

Technical details of the measurement instrument.


You want to realize a similar projekt yourself?
get in contakt with:
Christian Fritzsche
+4937341 487 21


The weather station COCKPIT (article number 1582-06) will be extended to a whole series with new developed on table instruments.


Through the lateral interlocking, the instruments can be combined to an individual weather station.


A click on the several pictures will lead you to the products in our catalogue with more pictures as well as the technical details.









Masterpieces 2016 The most beautiful German manufactory products

The pre-Christmas exhibition (12 to 19 December 2016) in the Direktorenhaus Berlin shows new and rediscovered masterpieces from German manufactories.

Download2Our Manufactory of fine mechanical measurement instruments is represented by the LUFFT Weather Pillar, which was awarded in 2015 (product shortlist “Manufactory Product of the Year”).


Direktorenhaus Berlin

FISCHER ecofort hair hygrometer in use: Conservation of West African desert crocodiles

For years the ecofort GmbH Nidau (CH) familiar on the synthetic hair hygrometer from FISCHER. Now this hygrometer is used for the conservation of West African desert crocodiles:

The ecofort GmbH supports the efforts of Michel Ansermet (research associate of Aquatis, the formerly Vivrarium de Lausanne) to preserve the West African desert crocodiles from extinction. In Europe there are only 3 such crocos, in Lausanne is the only couple. While there were 1946 in Africa more than one million of them, today only 1,500 to 3,000 of these animals are counted.

Nature has done with the help of Michel Ansermet a miracle.
See for yourself:



Hygrometer: real or synthetic hair?

“Which hygrometers are the most precise, the ones with real or synthetic hair?“ Mr. Wolfgang Pech asked us.

The measurement accuracy of a hygrometer is not just influenced by the kind of hair which is used. It is much more important how good the humidity addicted length variation of the hair is transmitted to the needle. So you can’t say that real hair is always more or less precise than synthetic hair.

The decision which kind of hair will be used is depending of the operating site of the hygrometer:

FISCHER Echthaar-Hygrometer 111.01

FISCHER Echthaar-Hygrometer 111.01

Real hair hygrometers react really fast at humidity changes and are also good to use at low temperatures (operating area: -35 … +65 °C). They are the only mechanical hycrometers to be used senceful below 0 °C. Everything else would react way to sluggish. Indeed the indicator stability of a real hair hygrometer is just given if the hair regenerates regularly. For that it needs to be in high humidity. This is no problem with outside used hygrometers as the humidity during the night is naturarely high. In this case no maintenance is needed. At inhouse use that is not given why it is necessary to put the hygrometer into high humidity minimum once in three weeks. One method is the so called “humidity package”: Put the hygrometer in a warm and humid towel for at least 30 minutes. You could take it to the bathroom with you while taking a shower. Or leave it outside during night.

As the maintenance effort is relatively high, we suggest the use of an hygrometer with synthetic hair for indoor climate measurement. It also can be used at higher temperatures (normal 0 … 70 °C, but also up to 120 °C with special pretreatment, for example in saunas). The synthetic hair is free of maintenance effort, you don’t need to get it humid regularly. But we still recommend to do it ones or twice a year.

Real hair hygrometers are best for outdoor use and in places with regularly humidity. For indoor use one with synthetic hair would be better.

LUFFT Weather Pillar

The LUFFT Weather Pillar – An exciting weather instrument

Since foundation in 1881, the company LUFFT delves with development and production of climate measurement products. In 2012 LUFFT got awarded as “Marke des Jahrhunderts” (brand of the century). The production of all machanical measurement instruments is outsurced to FISCHER from Drebach.

The waether pillar is a faithfully reproduction of an historical instrument by LUFFT. Developed in the 1940th, it was mentioned the first time in the 1951th catalogue.

Historische Lufft Wettersäule

Historische Lufft Wettersäule

The reproduction through the engenieurs of FISCHER happened in 2014 and got lizenzed the same year by LUFFT.

The product contains the most important measurement instruments of weather forecast:

  • Barometer for measurement of atmospheric pressure
  • Thermometer for measurement of temperature
  • Hygrometer for measurement of relative humidity
  • Compass for determination of wind direction

weather-pillar-The mechanical measurement instruments arranged cylindrical and framed in a body made of polished brass. The aneorid barometer ist installed in the bottom of the case. With the help of the rotateable needle you can easily see change on airial pressure. Hygrometer and bimetallic thermometer are located inside a glass tube and the compass is integrated in the top of the pillar. The bottom of the whole instrument is made ob wood and contains a description of the most importand rules of weather measurement and forecast.

Manufacturing at FISCHER happens in man made single production after an order.
Every weather pillar is hand made and got it’s own serial number.

Distribution in Central Europa and UK will be organized by MANUFACTUM.