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Storm Cloud

$24.95

Nobody knows who invented the "storm glass"—ancestor of this charming cloud—but it was popularized by pioneering meteorologist Robert Fitzroy, captain of HMS Beagle. (He coined the word "forecast.") This playful interpretation works the same way they did back then. Special liquid inside the glass crystallizes in different patterns as the barometric pressure changes. Fitzroy used his while carrying Charles Darwin on his famous, five-year voyage. Sitting on your desk or windowsill, yours can accompany you on side trips to Planet Weather Nerd.

MADE FROM

glass, paper, beech wood, ink, liquid component

MEASUREMENTS

4" L x 1.25" W x 4.5" H

CARE

Cloud should be handled with care and kept out of the reach of children. Keep away from heat, sparks, or other sources of ignition.

NOTES

Place the storm cloud in an area of your home that is not subject to sudden temperature changes. Keep it away from heating or cooling vents and out of direct sunlight for the best results. When you receive the storm it will be in the state of disruption and may take a week or more to settle into its new home. When the liquid is clear, it is ready to go. Slowly as the storm cloud adjust to the room temperature, white matter will begin to appear out of the solution. Please allow 24 hours for the Storm Cloud to settle. If you notice after a few hours that the white mass is at the top of the cloud, shake it gently and set the storm cloud back on its stand. Leave the cloud undisturbed and it will start to predict the weather. Try to avoid picking up & shaking the storm cloud so it can get comfortable and work its best.

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Patina offers flat-rate domestic US delivery to the 48 contiguous states using a trackable service from UPS. We also offer store pickup for anyone in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area. For possible expedited options, email us prior to ordering online. Sorry, we cannot ship to P.O. Boxes. 

Domestic shipping rates

Orders $50 and up FREE*
Orders under $50 $12.95*
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Expected delivery times

All orders are processed and shipped as quickly as possible during our normal operating hours. You can generally expect to receive your order in 5 to 12 business days.

 

Processing time: Our time to receive and prepare your order for shipment

1-2 days

Shipping time: Time it takes carrier to deliver the shipment to you

3-10 business days
Total delivery time: Time from when order is placed to final delivery. 5-12 business days

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Expedited delivery may be available. Please, email us prior to ordering online.

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