Storm Cloud Weather Predictor

Item # 22755

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In the 1860s, Admiral Robert Fitzroy popularized the storm glass which promised to predict storms on the high seas.

Consisting of a special liquid that crystallizes to indicate whether it'll be fair (clear/crystals all at the bottom), cloudy (large crystals throughout), rainy (small crystals throughout), windy (wide crystals off to the side), or stormy (wide crystals across the top), this modern twist on the classic device is perfect for the windowsill or desk of the curious-minded.

Cloud-shaped glass with wooden base.
Total number of Reviews: 1
"The storm glass or chemical weather glass was an instrument which was proposed as a method for predicting weather. It consisted of a special liquid placed inside a sealed transparent glass. The state of crystallization within the liquid was believed to be related to the weather. The inventor is unknown but the device became popular in the 1860s after being promoted by Admiral Robert FitzRoy who claimed that if fixed, undisturbed, in free air, not exposed to radiation, fire, or sun, but in the ordinary light of a well-ventilated room or outer air, the chemical mixture in a so-called storm-glass varies in character with the direction of the wind, not its force, specially (though it may so vary in appearance only) from another cause, electrical tension."
7.5" x 7" x 3".