Dollond - London. Unusual ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer' – No 680 [diameter 6.5in 17cm].
Dollond - London. Unusual ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer' – No 680 [diameter 6.5in 17cm].

Dollond - London. Unusual ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer' – No 680 [diameter 6.5in 17cm].

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Unusual ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer – Issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ – No. 680 – in essentially original condition [diameter 6.5in 17cm]; with painted porcelain dial displaying Admiral Fitzroy’s “remarks” for prevailing weather conditions. Protected by bevelled glass.

“Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometers” were specifically manufactured ,to this standard design, at Admiral Fitzroy’s behest, for the Board of Trade, by Dollond and Negretti & Zambra, and sold to masters of fishing vessels, initially for 5 shillings [25p]
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