Storm in a Bottle

Storm in a Bottle

So, just what is a storm glass droplet predictor / barometer?

The storm glass or chemical weather glass was an instrument which was proposed as a method for predicting weather. It consisted of a special liquid placed inside a sealed transparent glass. The state of crystallization within the liquid was believed to be related to the weather. The inventor is unknown but the device became popular in the 1860s after being promoted by Admiral Robert Fitzroy who claimed that

  • if fixed, undisturbed, in free air, not exposed to radiation, fire, or sun, but in the ordinary light of a well-ventilated room or outer air, the chemical mixture in a so-called storm-glass varies in character with the direction of the wind, not its force, specially (though it may so vary in appearance only) from another cause, electrical tension.

The compositions of the liquid in a storm glass varied but usually contained "camphor, nitrate of potassium and sal-ammoniac, dissolved by alcohol, with water and some air." These devices are now known to have little value in weather prediction but continue to be a curiosity.


Our gorgeously fab, super selling Storm Glass Weather Predictor / Barometers have needed to have a change of delivery carrier and will take up to 10-20 days.

Therefore, if you're wanting to to get one or more for Christmas as a present or gift, it's probably best to get your order placed asap to avoid the Christmas time rush as the shipping & delivery times have needed to be extended for this particular item.

We're also very sorry to customers who have had their delivery delayed due to the change of carrier so we could put in place the precautionary measures 💚



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