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FitzRoy's highly respected name was associated with several different types of barometers (though whether he could be called the inventor of all of them is questionable) made by a number of different makers. Pictured right is an example of a FitzRoy storm barometer with its Wet and Dry bulb thermometers flanking a central thermometer gauge complete with the trademark 'special remarks', which give the admiral's advice on predicting the weather. Housed in a modest oak case (typically domestic instruments are more ornate than the storm type) this example by Negretti & Zambra included a silver presentation cartouche inscribed Presented by William McClure Esq, Chairman 1872.

The highlight of the sale conducted by Glasgow auctioneers McTears (15% buyer's premium) from the Greenock Club, Greenock on June 23, it sold for £2300 (estimate £500-800).