Dollond - London. Unusual "Fisherman's Aneroid Barometer" - No 3731. c1870

Dollond - London. Unusual "Fisherman's Aneroid Barometer" - No 3731. c1870

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Unusual 'Fisherman's Aneroid Barometer - Issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution' - No. 3731 - in essentially original condition; with painted porcelain dial displaying Admiral Fitzroy's "remarks" for prevailing weather conditions. Protected by bevelled glass.
c 1870

"Fisherman's Aneroid Barometers" were specifically manufactured, to this standard design, at Admiral Fitzroy's behest and for the Board of Trade, by Dollond and Negretti & Zambra, and sold to masters of fishing vessels, initially for 5 shillings [25p]
Diameter 6in. / 15cm.