Negretti & Zambra - London.  Unusual  ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer – Issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ – No. 69.

Negretti & Zambra - London. Unusual ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer – Issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ – No. 69.

c. 1885 London

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Unusual ‘Fisherman’s Aneroid Barometer – Issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ – No. 69 – with painted porcelain dial displaying Admiral Fitzroy’s 'Remarks' for prevailing weather conditions. Protected by bevelled glass within cast brass bezel. [Diameter 6in/16cm].

Barometers of this type were specifically manufactured for the Board of Trade, from c1882, at Admiral Robert Fitzroy’s behest, by Negretti & Zambra and Dollond , and sold to masters of fishing vessels, initially for 5 shillings.
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