Mariner's Stormglass

Item # 207475

The Mariner’s Stormglass is the Victorian weather technology that's still fascinating today. Its sealed glass tube contains a mixture of chemicals that turns into crystals when a storm is on the way. Based on the designs of sailor and meteorologist Admiral FitzRoy, it’s the same type of device used on Charles Darwin’s voyages aboard the HMS Beagle. Features elegant brass and glass construction. Makes a great gift for nautical buffs and weather watchers alike.

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The Mariner’s Stormglass is the Victorian weather technology that's still fascinating today. Its sealed glass tube contains a mixture of chemicals that turns into crystals when a storm is on the way. Based on the designs of sailor and meteorologist Admiral FitzRoy, it’s the same type of device used on Charles Darwin’s voyages aboard the HMS Beagle. Features elegant brass and glass construction. Makes a great gift for nautical buffs and weather watchers alike.

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Mariner's Stormglass

The Mariner’s Stormglass is the Victorian weather technology that’s still fascinating to watch and use today. No one is exactly sure how it works, but British sailors depended on it for centuries.

• Decorative and practical weather tool

• “Predicts” the weather, 24 to 48 hours in advance

• Crystals precipitate in unique formations based on impending weather

Includes reference card of crystal formations:

- Clear liquid = clear weather

- Cloudy liquid = cloudy weather

- Cloudy glass with small crystals = thunderstorm

- Small crystals on sunny winter days = snow

- Large crystals = overcast

• Solid brass caps forged with a brushed finish

• Based on FitzRoy’s Storm Barometer, which was used by British sailors and fishermen for centuries

• Similar device used aboard the HMS Beagle as a storm warning

• Makes a great gift for nautical buffs and weather watchers alike

Specifications

Length: 1.9  Inches
Width: 1.9
Height: 4.3  Inches
Weight: 0.6 Lbs

Instructions

Instructions

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