This mysterious weather predictor has been used since 1750. Admiral Fitzroy, the famous sailor and meteorologist, used the Stormglass throughout his life, but most notably aboard the HMS Beagle during his historic voyage with Charles Darwin in the 1830's. After 250 years the way the Stormglass works is still a mystery, but it is believed that it has to do with the electromagnetic changes caused by weather and sun storms. The appearance inside the glass indicates changes in the weather. If the liquid is clear, the weather will be fair and dry. If the liquid is cloudy, the weather will be cloudy and possibly rainy. If there are small fernlike crystals building up, the weather will be cold and stormy. When the fernlike crystals start to disappear, the weather will be warmer. Falling crystals indicate frost.
This sealed glass chamber that holds the crystals is encapsulated in a beautifully crafted brass cylinder. It can be displayed freestanding or mounted to a boat bulkhead or wall using an optional mounting bracket. The Stormglass is available in two finishes, polished and lacquered or chrome plated brass.
The Stormglass will give the best readings when positioned in a cool place just inside a north facing window or on a boat. It is effective up to two days in advance and is remarkably good at predicting extreme weather conditions such as storms as well as fair, dry weather. Weight: 15.7oz Dimensions: 1.65” diameter x 5.75” high
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