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Brain Spice

Fitzroy Storm Glass Teardrop

$79.00

The storm glass was popularised by Admiral Robert Fitzroy after his historic voyage on the HMS Beagle, when the British Crown distributed these to the populace after a particularly violent storm season. Modern meteorology is far more accurate, but these elegant glasses still hold aesthetic appeal. The tear drop storm glass comes with an elegant stand,making it a wonderful gift.

Storm glasses are used as a type of barometer to predict the weather conditions. Crystals form in different types of 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