The Weems Chrome Stormglass Set includes a wooden and black chrome plaque explaining the phenomenon of the stormglass and the stormglass itself. The stormglass is not only a unique and decorative artifact but has a mysterious ability to predict weather. 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 the stormglass is that changes in weather affect the solubility of the chemicals sealed within the glass tube. Some believe that the disturbances in the crystal structures are related to electromagnetic changes caused by storms. This Weems Chrome Stormglass Set is and extraordinary gift and can stand free as a table display or be mounted on a wall.
- Beautifully crafted chrome cylinder displayed on wood freestanding or wall mounted presentation plaque with marine lacquer
- Sealed glass chamber holds the crystals of the stormglass.
- Chrome and black plate displays a key detailing of crystal formations and stormglass history
- Place stormglass in a location that avoids extreme heat or direct sunlight.
10" W x 8" H x 4" D
(254 x 203 x 101 mm)