Here's your chance to get a relatively rare - if you ignore the modern repros - antique late 19th century Admiral FitzRoy barometer. FitzRoy was a trailblazer, skipper of HMS Beagle ferrying Darwin on his great voyage of discovery. This example is undated but it is marked JGM & Co of Londonat the bottom. The bottom left gauge is damaged and the breakage has caused some minor foxing... But the main gauge, an impressive ing 32.5-inch mercury-filled tube and reservoir, is still working.It is a nice looking item and a fantastic talking point with its history. I thank and acknowledge the wonderful resource tool Wikipedia for the following. 2nd Governor of New Zealand. 26 December 1843 18 November 1845. Suffolk, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
30 April 1865 (aged 59) Upper Norwood. (5 July 1805 30 April 1865) was an English officer of the Royal Navy. He achieved lasting fame as the captain of HMS Beagle. S famous voyage, FitzRoy's second expedition to Tierra del Fuego.FitzRoy was a pioneering meteorologist. Who made accurate daily weather predictions. Which he called by a new name of his own invention: "forecasts". In 1854 he established what would later be called the Met Office. And created systems to get weather information to sailors and fishermen for their safety. He was an able surveyor and hydrographer.
Of New Zealand, serving from 1843 to 1845, he tried to protect the Mori. From illegal land sales claimed by British settlers. The item "C19th HISTORY-LADEN CASED ANTIQUE ADMIRAL FITZROY BAROMETER" is in sale since Sunday, July 8, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Barometers". The seller is "abowan2012" and is located in Chester. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.