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ISgift Skull Storm Glass Weather Station

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Skull storm glass weather station

The skull-shaped storm glass with beech wood base is a perfect gift for science fans and 'cranio-maniacs'. The contemporary interpretation of the traditional chemical weather glass makes a breathtaking desk sculpture Sherlock Holmes would have liked.
Nowadays, 'FitzRoy's Storm Barometer' is more of a charming curiosity than an accurate weather station. However, as late as the 18th century, it was often used by seafarers to provide important predictions of weather changes. It was especially promoted by Admiral Robert FitzRoy. During his voyage as the meteorologist of Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle he used it as a means to forecast upcoming storms.
This historical instrument reacts to atmospheric variations.  It works both indoors and outdoors. It is best displayed on a desk, mantelpiece, shelf or windowsill, especially with light shining through from behind.

How to predict the weather

  • Clear liquid: Bright and clear weather
  • Cloudy liquid: Cloudy, possible precipitation, thunderstorms & rain
  • Small dots in the liquid: Expect humid or foggy weather
  • Large flaky crystals: Overcast, snow in winter
  • Threads of crystals near the top: Windy weather.
  • Crystals at the bottom: Indicates frost

Specifications for ISgift Skull Weather Station

  • Glass, base sustainably sourced beechwood
  • Size 10 x 10 x 7 cm
  • Keep out of the reach of children, this is not a toy. Can be fatal if sucked or swallowed.
  • Contains Camphor 20.76/230G. Poison.
  • Flammable
  • Read safety directions on package

Country of origin

Australia / Made in China
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Availability: In stock! Ships next 24 hrs!
Condition: New
Gift Wrapping: Available
Global Trade Item Number: 9323307088689
Manufacturer Part Number: 87989
Material: Glass
Size: 10 x 10 x 7 cm
Colour: Clear
Country of origin: Australia
Shipping: Shipping rate calculated at checkout
Height 16.00
Depth 22.00

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