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Dollond ship barometer - Royal National Lifeboat Institution - rare.

Lot reference 13058577
Dollond ship barometer - Royal National Lifeboat Institution - rare.

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Location: Netherlands
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Ca.. 1890 - England, London in good condition Brass/zinc plated metal housing.

Beautiful historic barometer developed for and published by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. (RNLI)
These were offered for sale at a low/reasonable price to the fishermen in the hope/expectation that they would go to port in time in case of unexpectedly bad weather. And the NRLI was of course not waiting on unnecessary work.
These instruments were issued registered, hence these all bear a serial number.
The attached pictures tell the whole story, I think. No rust or dents, the glass is in good condition without scratching. Dim. 13/16 cm diameter, 6 cm high
The photos are part of, and supplementary to, the description and the condition of the item offered.

Will be packaged with great care and shipped by registered and insured mail, incl. track and trace.

A late Victorian fisherman's Aneroid Barometer by Dollond of London and issued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) – No. 2022.
Both Dollond and Negretti & Zambra were the only suppliers deemed of sufficient quality and standards to produce this design and these barometers were used on fishing vessels towards the end of the 19e century.
The Dollond name continued to be associated with royalty and went on to win a Great Exhibition Medal for “instruments for recording meteorological information on a strip of paper” (barographs). It is still in existence today as the optician Dollond & Aitchison, having been acquired by James Aitchison in 1927.
All examples by either supplier are manufactured with a painted zinc metal casing and the dial enclosed behind a brass bezel with thick glass insert.
Difficult to find in this condition. This is a great example of an aneroid barometer from one of the highest quality makers of scientific instruments during the nineteenth century.

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Feedback score: 98.6%
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    包装一流,物流快,好评。
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    zf1963 March 17, 2018

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    Mooie klok
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    superb! great weather station
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    Rudakkio January 20, 2018

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    plezierige verkoper gaf tekst en uitleg prachtige barometer en het was eigenlijk een koopje bedankt
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    pidgin December 15, 2017

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    Très bonne article !!!!
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    Bidaux December 5, 2017

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United States $46.93
Austria $35.20
Belgium $29.33
Canada $46.93
Denmark $35.20
France $41.06
Germany $35.20
Ireland $35.20
Italy $46.93
Luxembourg $35.20
Netherlands $10.56
Norway $35.20
Poland $35.20
Portugal $35.20
Spain $35.20
Sweden $35.20
Switzerland $35.20
United Kingdom $35.20
Rest of Europe $35.20
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