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See FitzRoy's storm barometer, English, 1871-1880.
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FitzRoy's storm barometer, English, 1871-1880.
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Picture Number:10313135
Credit:Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Description:
Admiral Robert FitzRoy (1805-1865) set up the organisation known as the Meteorological Office (Met Office), to warn ships going to sea of the approach of bad weather. To a simple mercury barometer he added a set of weather sayings to assist the would-be mariner to make his own forecast. This example by Negretti and Zambra includes a thermometer and wet and dry bulb thermometers for humidity measurement, making it suitable for inland rather than for maritime use.
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Object Number: 1962-155
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Date Made: 1871-1880
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Maker: Negretti and Zambra
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Maker: Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865
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Place of Production: World > Europe > United Kingdom > England > London
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In Collection of: Science Museum
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picture number:10413056 Title:Fitzroy's storm barometer, English, 1871-1880.
Fitzroy's storm barometer, English, 1871-1880.
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picture number:10313135 Title:Fitzroy's storm barometer, 1871-1880.
Fitzroy's storm barometer, 1871-1880.
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picture number:10313136 Title:Fitzroy's storm barometer, 1871-1880.
Fitzroy's storm barometer, 1871-1880.
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