Dual Weather Station
This Dual Weather Station features two historical devices in one. It's a modern take on a traditional way to read the temperature and predict the weather.
Once used by seafarers to predict oncoming storms, the storm glass barometer came into general use in the early 1700s, and responds to atmospheric fluctuations to forecast the weather. Admiral Robert Fitzroy conducted a detailed study of this instrument between 1834 and 1836. He refined the chemical formulation and published observational guidelines on how to predict the weather. See instructions inside.
In 1593, Galileo Galilei discovered that the density of liquids reacts predictably to changes in temperature. He invented a device that allowed temperature variations to be measured. The sealed glass cylinder contains five floating glass bulbs. Each bulb has a calibrated, weighted metal tag. The temperature is determined by the lowest floating bulb. When there is a bulb in the middle, the temperature should be read as between this degree and the lowest floating bulb.
- Glass with beechwood base
- Measures approximately 17.5cm x 14cm x 7cm
- Temperature range: 16-32⁰C
- Do not subject to direct sunlight or place near to any heating or cooling vents.
- This is not a toy. Keep out of reach of young children
The Dual Weather Station is also available for purchase in store at Space Place.