03-04-2012 03-04-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2585B Boston
March 4, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

Mahogany Cased "Admiral Fitzroy's Barometer,"

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2585B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 04, 2012 11:00AM


Mahogany Cased "Admiral Fitzroy's Barometer," England, late 19th century, the barometer and thermometer on a lithograph printed paper dial with Admiral Robert Fitzroy's "Remarks," (toning, losses, stains to lithograph, 37 x 7 3/4 in.

Note: Admiral Robert Fitzroy was a career naval officer, who upon his retirement from service in 1850, turned his attention to meteorology. Though he did not design the barometers bearing his name, he is most remembered for consolidating weather information and presenting his "Remarks" which are printed on the barometers carrying his name, which simply explains the meaning of rising or falling mercury.
Estimate $300-500


Robert Fitzroy, Admiral, United Kingdom, career naval officer