Picture Number:10313135 Credit:Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
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.
Object Number: 1962-155
Date Made: 1871-1880
Maker: Negretti and Zambra
Maker: Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865
Place of Production: World > Europe > United Kingdom > England > London