Medford Clock & Barometer
Fitzroy Storm Bottle
|The Stormglass, chemical weather-glass or as we call it, the Stormbottle, is an ancient weather instrument. This device has been in existence for more than two hundred years, but the name of the inventor is unknown. Some attribute the honor to an Italian sailor, others say that it was discovered by accident by alchemists who were constantly experimenting with the substances composing the solution with which it is made. According to Admiral Fitzroy who described them in his "Weather book" in 1863, they were introduced around 1750 and were on sale in the shop " Under the Goat and Compasses" on Old London Bridge.
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