Negretti & Zambra - London.  Rare 19th Century oak cased  “Fishery or Sea Coast Barometer” - No. 68 .
Negretti & Zambra - London.  Rare 19th Century oak cased  “Fishery or Sea Coast Barometer” - No. 68 .
Negretti & Zambra - London.  Rare 19th Century oak cased  “Fishery or Sea Coast Barometer” - No. 68 .

Negretti & Zambra - London. Rare 19th Century oak cased “Fishery or Sea Coast Barometer” - No. 68 .

1865 London

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Rare 19th Century oak cased “Fishery or Sea Coast Barometer” - No. 68 [an early example of this type of barometer], in original condition. The arched top with porcelain plate bearing inscription: “Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Supported by Voluntary Contributions” The main register plates bearing N&Z serial number 394, Admiral Fitzroy’s ‘remarks’ and rack-and-pinion operated vernier The inset mercury Fahrenheit thermometer also signed. Plates protected by bevelled glass. The original concealed wide-bore barometer tube terminating in rectilinear cistern cover.


Negretti & Zambra were the foremost Scientific Instrument makers of the latter 19th and early 20th Centuries, producing a large volume of precision instruments. This type of barometer was produced at public expense primarily for fishing ports and Life-boat Stations and hence was assembled entirely using brass screws and without glue.
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