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Weems Stormglass (Brass) in Black Gift Box

Your rating: None Average: 3.6 of 5 (85 votes)
Your Price: $179.97

The Weems Stormglass is a mysterious weather predictor that is sure to intrigue. Thought to have been invented by an alchemist for Italian sailors, stormglass instruments have been in use since the 1750s. Admiral Fitzroy, the famous sailor and meteorologist, mounted an instrument similar to the stormglass on the mast of HMS Beagle as a storm warning instrument during his historic voyage with Darwin in the 1830s.

The premise of the Weems Stormglass is that changing weather affects the solubility of the mixture of chemicals in the sealed glass tube. Some believe that the changes in crystal structures have to do with the electromagnetic changes caused by weather and sun storms. The Weems Stormglass is a beautiful and unique gift for the home, boat or office.

  • Sealed glass chamber holds the crystals of the stormglass and is encapsulated in a beautifully crafted brass cylinder
  • Includes brass mounting accessories - base, self tapping screw, finial and mounting accessory (to enable either wall or counter/table top fixed mounting)
  • Packaged in a handsome velvet-lined black gift box
  • Dimensions:  Size: 6 ½" (165 mm) tall X 1 ¼" (31.75 mm) diameter
  • Weight:  Wt: 11oz (317.5g)

Weems Stormglass Operating Instructions

Item Number: 200
Weems Stormglass (Brass) in Black Gift Box
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This product works, but is horrifically overprices. You can buy identical storm glasses without the brass for around $20 all day long from catalogs..

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Judith, we appreciate you taking the time to write. Please know that while the Almanac Stormglass is expensive, it is absolutely not overpriced—it is below normal retail mark up and the MSRP. The Almanac General Store cares about  its customers and intends to keep them for a long time. Our stormglass is brass, well made,  and comes with a lifetime guarantee. It is intended to be a special gift for a passionate weather bug, boater, or business person.

A couple of short years from now when the twenty dollar product leaks or the solution inside wears out you’ll think it was fun to watch while it worked as you throw it away. In the unlikely event your Almanac Stormglass has an issue in 25 or 30 years it will be covered. Both the Almanac and Weems & Plath stand behind their products and have been around awhile.

Our stormglass will sit on someone’s desk as showpiece for a lifetime and eventually be inherited by someone else who will also display it in their office with pride.

~The Almanac General Store