Negretti & Zambra - London. An unusual and early example of a ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer – Issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ – No. 282 - – in original condition.

Negretti & Zambra - London. An unusual and early example of a ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer – Issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ – No. 282 - – in original condition.

c. 1885 London

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Unusual and early example of a ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer – Issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ – No. 282 – in original condition; with painted porcelain dial displaying Admiral Fitzroy’s “remarks” for prevailing weather conditions. Protected by bevelled glass. [15cm Diameter]

Barometers of this type were specifically manufactured 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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