Victorian Oak Cased Fitzroy Barometer

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A 19th century Victorian carved oak cased Admiral Fitzroy Barometer.

The wonderful carved oak case has a tube and syphon of mercury which shows the rising and falling of the barometric pressure. The inside of the glass case holds a thermometer, a storm bottle, and also Fitzroy's Remarks" regarding the raising and lowering of pressure.

Admiral Fitzroy (1805-1865), as commander of HMS Beagle, participated in the Darwin Expedition from 1834-1836. In addition to his naval career, Fitzroy did pioneer work in the field of meteorology. The Beagle's instrumentation for the Darwin Expedition included several chronometers as well as barometers, which Fitzroy used for weather forecasting. The Darwin Expedition also was the first voyage under sailing orders that the Beaufort wind scale be used for wind observations.

The case is in good condition and the barometer is fully working.

(Circa 1880)

Height 120cm (47.2 inches) Width 36cm (14.2 inches) Depth 7.5cm (3 inches)