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Negretti & Zambra aneroid barometer - SOLD

Carved walnut aneroid wall barometer made by Negretti & Zambra of London in the late nineteenth century. Possibly the best carving in walnut I’ve seen. Fine blued pointer under thick bevelled glass set in the original cast brass bezel. 8″ dial having a range of 26″ to 32″ signed “Negretti & Zambra – London”. Fully restored with one years guarantee. Ref: w3410

Price £1,050.00
Stock Code w3410


The firm of Negretti & Zambra were considered the premier barometer makers in 19c and 20c. Both Henry Negretti and Joseph Warren Zambra were both born in Italy. The first record of either name is Negretti & Co. of Plymouth (England) around 1790. The firm of Negretti & Zambra started in 1850 in Hatton Garden, London and quickly gained a reputation and became scientific instrument and barometer makers to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. They were also involved in the optical instrument and photographic busuiness and are recored as having taken aerial photograps of London form a balloon in the 1860’s.


Date c1880
Maker Negretti & Zambra, London.
Height 23 1/4" 59cm.
Width 13 1/2" 34cm.
Warranty 1 year.
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