Negretti & Zambra
Good quality and unusual
19th Century oak cased ‘Admiral Fitzroy’s
Storm Barometer’ - No. 1589, in original
condition. The porcelain barometer plates bearing
twin rack-and-pinion operated verniers and signed
by the makers. Inset mercury Fahrenheit thermometer.
The plates are protected by bevelled plate glass.
The original concealed wide-bore barometer tube
terminating in rectilinear cistern cover.
Negretti & Zambra were the foremost Meteorological
Instrument makers of the latter 19th and early
20th Centuries, producing a large volume of
precision instruments. This type of barometer
was produced, at Fitzroy’s behest and
public expense, primarily for Life-boat Stations,
and hence was assembled entirely using brass