Negretti & Zambra - London.    19th Century Fisherman's Aneroid Barometer.  6 in.
Negretti & Zambra - London.    19th Century Fisherman's Aneroid Barometer.  6 in.

Negretti & Zambra - London. 19th Century Fisherman's Aneroid Barometer. 6 in.

c. 1870 London

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An early example of the unusual ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer – Issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ – No. 401 – with painted porcelain dial displaying Admiral Fitzroy’s “remarks” for prevailing weather conditions. Protected by bevelled glass, and in essentially original condition. [6 inches / 15 cm diameter]


Barometers of this type were specifically manufactured, to a high specification, for the Board of Trade, at Admiral Robert Fitzroy’s behest, by Dollond and Negretti & Zambra, and sold to masters of fishing vessels, initially for 5 shillings.
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