As I have mentioned previously I continue to get e-mails from dear Hammacher Schlemmer though I have not bought anything from them for years. They, however, quite astutely, have stopped sending me the printed catalogue and that is a shame because we all enjoyed looking through it.
So, today I got this e-mail promoting the ‘HMS Beagle‘ (as in Darwin) Storm Glass. I am a sucker for anything related to the ‘Beagle’ and had to have a look. It looked neat but I knew that there was no way I would spend $150 on one. So, tonight, when I had some time I get Googling and Amazoning. From prior experience I knew that you could typically find H-S offerings, for considerably less, at Amazon.
I didn’t find the ‘Beagle’ version, but there are quite a few other variants at Amazon for much, much less money. A few look even cooler though you will not have the ‘Beagle’ bragging rights.
I also then found this article on how they work and how you could build your own.
So, I wanted to share what I found in case you too might be interested in a ‘Storm Glass’.