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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Nov 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

The Brass Fitzroyian Stormglass – This is the brass desktop stormglass that predicts the weather just like its ship-mounted predecessors that explorers used to help navigate storm-ridden seas. Used since 1750 when it was employed by Admiral FitzRoy, captain of the H.M.S. Beagle, when he and his lieutenant, Charles Darwin, voyaged to the Galapagos Islands in 1831, its function remains a mystery even though its ability to predict atmospheric change is well documented. ..

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member11 Nov 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Always wanted one of these:


panzerCDR11 Nov 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

The Weather Channel works pretty well for me . . .

A GPS receiver is a lot easier to use than the sextant. :)

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member11 Nov 2017 7:59 p.m. PST

Didn't say I would use it!

attilathepun4711 Nov 2017 10:37 p.m. PST

What a bunch of B.S. FitzRoy was not even alive in 1750, was not an admiral when he commanded H.M.S. Beagle, and Charles Darwin never held any naval rank--he was a civilian naturalist. So how much faith would you have in anything sold by this outfit?

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 6:38 p.m. PST

Hammacher Schlemmer has been around for a long time.
Reading their catalog is always good for a few laughs.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member12 Nov 2017 9:11 p.m. PST

Attila--they're a retailer,not a manufacturer. And I wouldn't expect copywriters to be experts on much of anything, here or elsewhere.

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