Popularized by Admiral Robert Fitzroy, captain of the HMS Beagle, the Storm Glass contains a mixture of chemicals that react to atmospheric conditions. How the Storm Glass works is still a mystery, but it is believed that electromagnetic changes in weather patterns activate the crystals inside (sealed glass chamber fill with crystals when air pressure decreases). This is a gorgeous decorative gift idea for the adult who has everything or someone who finds meteorology fascinating.
11" tall (28cm); hand-blown glass. Ages 8 & up.