The Mariner’s Stormglass encompasses the inspiration of Victorian technology in a contemporary structure. Believed to have been invented by an alchemist, stormglass instruments have been in use since the 1750s. The famous sailor and meteorologist, Admiral Fitzroy, mounted a similar model on the mast of HMS Beagle during his historic voyage with Darwin in the 1830s.
The idea behind a stormglass is to create weather predictions based on changes in solubility of chemicals sealed within the glass tube. Some believe that changes in the crystal structures are related to electromagnetic changes caused by storms. A great gift and intriguing instrument for observing unique weather patterns.
- Contemporary look for Victorian technology
- Relied on by mariners since the 1830's
- Mysteriously predicts the weather up to 48 hours in advance
- Crystals precipitate in unique formations based on impending weather
- Includes reference card of crystal formations
- Solid brass end caps forged with a brushed finish
- Place stormglass in a location that avoids extreme heat or direct sunlight
4.5" (114mm) height
Top cap - 1.7" (43mm) diameter
Bottom cap - 2" (49mm) diameter
|Base Width (in)||2"|
|Height (in)||4 1/2|