This fine looking glass cloud sits on a beechwood base and can predict approaching weather.
The storm glass barometer was once used by seafarers to predict oncoming storms. Sailors used to strap their device to the mast to predict approaching weather. Admiral Robert Fitzroy (commander of the HMS BEagle the ship on which Charles Darwin carried out his expeditions) refined the cemical compositon of this barometer so it responded to atmospheric fluctuations to forecast the weather.
How to Predict the Weather:
Clear liquid: Bright and clear weather.
Cloudy liquid: Cloudy, possible thunderstorms & rain.
Small dots in the liquid: Humid or foggy weather.
Large flaky crystals: Cloudy skies, snow in winter.
Threads of crystals at the top: Windy weather.
Crystals at the bottom: Frost may be coming.
Measures 126 x 110 x 51 mm and requires no batteries.
This elegant barometer makes a great gift for anyone that has an interst in weather. And who doesn't want to know what nature has in store for us?