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The Historic Reproduction Storm Glass is a home décor weather instrument that helps you find out when bad weather is coming. Invented in the 19th century by sailor and meteorologist Admiral FitzRoy, this device is a liquid and crystal filled storm glass that can predict the weather up to 2 days in advance. Changes in the crystal formations can indicate fair weather (clear liquid), rainy weather (murky liquid), thunderstorms (crystals at the top), cloudy skies with snow (large flaky crystals) and even windy weather (threads of crystals).
• Simple antique reproduction makes a great nostalgia gift to decorate your home • Weather instrument features a glass tube glued into an elegant wooden base • Admiral FitzRoy Historic Reproduction Storm Glass measures 6-1/2" tall
Our desktop weather station combines a Galileo thermometer, quartz clock, barometer and hygrometer, all housed in an elegant solid-wood cabinet. Weather buffs can track daily trends with these quality instruments, then watch the floaters in the glass tube to determine the current temperature. 6" wide x 2" deep x 12" tall. Requires 1 AG13 button cell battery, included.
This thermometer works on the principle discovered by Galileo, in that the density of a liquid changes as temperature varies. Each of our four glass balls is exactly weighed by being partially filled with liquid. When the temperature rises, the liquid in the glass cylinder becomes less dense and the heavier balls sink slowly to the bottom. The highest floating ball reveals the current temperature.
• This is a great gift for an executive's office or as an adornment to any window • Made of hand-blown glass with wooden frame • Measures 4" x 5-3/4" x 1-7/8"
Item No. 49493
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Customer Reviews for Historic Reproduction Storm Glass
The Fitzaroy is what I call it. The historic storReview by Guthrie Wilson - Coos Bay, OR Posted on 2014-06-21
the historic storm glass is the rage around here, especially in the winter when we have storms.
All my neighbors want one.
Storm GlassReview by Spudnut - Salt Lake City, UT Posted on 2014-11-03
This thing is really pretty cool. I'm a sucker for unique items like this and was so impressed with it that I ordered another for a friend of mine. He loves it too.
I've put a lot of thought into how this thing works and have decided to be comfortable with the fact that it really does work. A great conversation piece.
Great GiftReview by Michelle - springfield, MO Posted on 2015-02-14
Bought this for my husband,a BIG weather geek. He loves looking at it and compares it to what it looks outside.
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