Dollond - London.   Unusual  Fisherman's Aneroid Barometer - No. 805. Diameter: 6in. In original condition.

Dollond - London. Unusual "Fisherman's Aneroid Barometer" - No. 805. Diameter: 6in. In original condition.

c. 1870 London

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Unusual ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer – Issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ – No. 805 – with painted porcelain dial displaying Admiral Fitzroy’s “remarks” for prevailing weather conditions. Protected by bevelled glass. 6in. diameter. In original condition.

Barometers of this type were specifically manufactured for the Board of Trade - at Admiral Fitzroy's behest - by Dollond and Negretti & Zambra, and sold to masters of fishing vessels initially for 5 shillings [25p]
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