Fitzroys Teardrop Storm Glass
Use this quality historical device, with its ever changing crystals, to forecast the weather.
The Storm Glass Barometer came into general use in the early 1700s by sailors who relied on it to predict fair or foreboding conditions at sea. It was further developed by Admiral Robert Fitzroy, captain of the HMS Beagle during its famous voyage with Charles Darwin. Fitzroy refined the chemical formulation and published observational guidelines on how the appearance of the liquid indicated changing weather conditions.
This special piece is hand-blown from glass in a stunning teardrop shape, and with its constantly evolving crystals, the Fitzroy's Teardrop Storm Glass make for an interesting and attractive room or desk ornament.
Age: 12+ (this is not a toy it is made from glass)
What You Get
Fitzroy's Teardrop Storm Glass. Glass Teardrop measures 35cm high, and comes in a coloured gift box.
How Does It Work?
How this storm glass works is not fully understood. It is based on the principle that temperature and pressure affect solubility, sometimes resulting in clear liquid; other times causing precipitants to form.
It is said that the appearance of the liquid indicates the following weather conditions:Clear Liquid = Fair Weather
Murky Liquid = Rainy Weather
Crystals at the top = Thunderstorms
Large Flaky Crystals = Cloudy skies, snow in winter
Thread of Crystals = Windy weather
- Properties of liquids and precipitates
- Crystal formation
- Weather forecasting
- History of weather forecasting and seafaring
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Age Group||12+ Years|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.