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Storm Glass

$24.00

Originally made famous by Admiral FitzRoy, the captain of the HMS Beagle which Charles Darwin made his renown voyage upon, this sealed glass contains a solution that can form various crystalline structures, even filling the glass at times.
This behavior was long thought to be indicative of the current weather conditions; however, these devices are now known to have little value in weather prediction, but are technically a type of thermoscope—a device that displays changes in temperature.
It nevertheless makes an attractive, ever-changing, scientific instrument.

FitzRoy carefully documented his claims on how the storm glass would predict the weather:

  • If the liquid in the glass is clear, the weather will be bright and clear.
  • If the liquid is cloudy, the weather will be cloudy as well, perhaps with precipitation.
  • If there are small dots in the liquid, humid or foggy weather can be expected.
  • A cloudy glass with small stars indicates thunderstorms.
  • If the liquid contains small stars on sunny winter days, then snow is coming.
  • If there are large flakes throughout the liquid, it will be overcast in temperate seasons or snowy in the winter.
  • If there are crystals at the bottom, this indicates frost.
  • If there are threads near the top, it will be windy.

Dimensions:
  • Small: 2.5” x 2.5” x 5.25”
  • Large: 4.5” x 4.5” x 8.5”

Solid beechwood base

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Storm Glass

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS
CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

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C
C.L.
Awesome gift

My grandfather loved it!

A
A.L. (Texas, United States)
Perfect desktop trinket

This storm glass is exceptionally fun to watch change throughout the day. Each time I walk into my office, I make sure to check the storm glass. Personally, I like the smaller sized one I bought. I thought it would still be visually mesmerising without overpowering the space of my small desk. I was correct. Good purchase.

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T.L. (Texas, United States)

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T.N. (Hawaii, United States)
Purchased as gift

I am very happy with the experience in shopping with The Stemcell Science Shop. The packaging of this product is really nice and I know my recipient will enjoy this unique gift.

J
J. (Washington, United States)
Fun and Unique

I love my storm glass, I check it for changes every day. Just a bit of fun to start the day. Not something you see everywhere, so it’s a great conversation starter when it lives on your desk.

S
S.S. (Indiana, United States)
Storm Glass

I love these things. So simply, so pretty, so fun.
Only regret is that they dont make them jumbo!!

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Storm Glass

Storm Glass

$24.00
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