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    Fitzroy's Storm Glass - Weather Forcasting Device | 28cm

    Forecast the weather like a 19th Century Admiral using the shape & size of the crystals in the glass

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    • Developed by Admiral Robert FitzRoy and used on his voyage with Charles Darwin.

    • Forecast weather according the shape & size of the crystals in the glass.

    • Height: 28cm

    Estimated Delivery Times

    Standard shipping:
    3-8 Business Days
    Express shipping:
    1-2 Business Days

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    The Fitzroy Storm Glass is a sealed glass container filled with a liquid which responds to changes in the weather, allowing the observer to forecast the possibility of storms, snow, wind, rain or clear skies.

    It's visually beautiful changes make the storm glass functional and extremely attractive, not to mention a conversational room ornament. The FitzRoy Storm Glass is made of high quality glass with encapsulated liquid. This specific mixture was developed by Admiral Robert FitzRoy and used on his voyage with Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle.

    • 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.

    In 1859, violent storms struck the British Isles. In response, the British Crown distributed storm glasses, then known as "FitzRoy's storm barometers," to many small fishing communities around the British Isles that were to be consulted by ships at port before setting sail. This amazing weather forecasting device is perfect for the budding meteorologist in you!



    • Height 28cm
    • Diameter of base 5.5cm
    • Diameter of body 3.5cm

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    • Orders placed before 2pm AEST on a normal business day are dispatched the same-day.
    • All orders are dispatched from our Melbourne warehouse.

    • Yes, we deliver to PO Boxes!
    • Yes, pick-up is available at our store. Please select 'Click & Collect' at checkout and your order will be ready within 2 business hours.
      Our store address is: 244 Wickham Road, Moorabbin, Victoria 3189.

    • Please note that delivery times are calculated from the day of dispatch, not the day of ordering.


    3-8 business days.

    Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery if you are in Northern Territory or non-Metro Western Australia.


    1-2 business days.

    Western Australia and Northern Territory Customers:
    Please allow additional days for delivery if you outside the Australia Post National Express Network.
    For customers in Perth, the Australia Post Express Network only covers the postcodes 6000-6005 and 6800-6899. For more details, click here.



    Order before 2pm on a business day and receive it the same day.

    Available only in Melbourne Metro areas within the M80 Ring Road and M3. For more details, click here.



    We ship to the following countries:

    Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda,  British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guernsey, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Isreal, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau SAR, Maldives, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, USA, U.S. Outlying Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Vatican City.



    We will happily provide you with a free return, replacement or refund if your product is faulty, incorrect, not as described, damaged, or simply unloved. Just contact us here so we can provide you with our free returns address.

    If you have had a change of heart, we can only accept your product if it’s in its original packaging and in resalable condition, we will also refund you fully for the cost of the returned item but not for the original shipping costs. If you require a refund for a damaged or faulty product, we will refund you fully for the cost of the item as well as the shipping charges incurred upon initial purchase.   



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