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A selection of barometer books stocked. Can now be ordered online at and a few general books plus an excellent book by Ron Lobeck about using a barometer to tell the weather on

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Latest book by our industrious director! 'FitzRoy and his Barometers', one of Philip Collins favorite topics with approx 100 illustrations. After many years gathering research on Admiral FitzRoy and having worked extensively on many FitzRoy barometers the author explains the influence FitzRoy had on British barometers well beyond his death. Certain to become another highly prized reference book for dealers, collectors and those that own or would like a FitzRoy barometer.

'FitzRoy and his Barometers' By Phillip Collins 140 pages ISBN-13:978-0-948382-14-7 110 Illustrations, paperback
Retail price: £9.95 (+£2 for UK postage ) Published Baros Books Published Nov 2007

Bizarre Barometers

by Philip R. Collins (Feb 2004)

This interesting book contains details of never before published information on a few rare barometers as well as considerable detail about camphor glasses, shark oil barometers and the inevitable weather houses and other peculiar oddities that have turned up during the search for more 'normal' barometers. It is an easy read with a surprising amount of information for the serious and the not so serious collector. price £7.95 paper back

English Barometers 1680 - 1860

by Sir Nicholas Goodison

Covers development and history of the barometer, highlights individual makers and lists some makers and retailers. Hardback, 388 pages, over 200 illustrations. out of print

Barometers: Stick or Cistern Tube

by Edwin Banfield

Hardback, 256 pages, 296 illustrations.

Barometers: Wheel or Banjo

by Edwin Banfield

Hardback, 160 pages, 165 illustrations.

Barometers: Aneroid or Barographs

by Edwin Banfield

Hardback, 160 pages, 130 illustrations

Antique Barometers: An Illustrated Survey

by Edwin Banfield

A reprint of a popular guide to stick, wheel and aneroid barometers and barographs. Softback, 128 pages, 118 illustrations


by Anita McConnell

A comprehensive little book. Paperback, 32 pages, 50 illustrations

Care & Restoration of Barometers (1st ed)

by Philip R Collins

Describes in detail how to restore wheel barometers and touches on stick and aneroid barometers. Softback, 128 pages, 175 illustrations

now available as 2nd edition with more text - a very popular book

Barometer Makers and Retailers 1660 - 1900

by Edwin Banfield

An alphabetical list of more than 4000 makers and retailers who were active in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Information includes makers working or estimated working dates, the business addresses where known and other items. Softback, 256 pages, 28 illustrations.

A Brief Account of the Barometer

A reprint of an original leaflet from 1834 with later additions or Admiral Fitzroy's remarks and altitude compensation scale. 8 page leaflet

The Italian Influence on English Barometers from 1780

by Edwin Banfield

Traces the origins and background of the early Italian migrant barometer makers. He discusses the Italian influence on the style and design of wheel, stick and aneroid barometers and explains how they were able to dominate the British market. Softback, 160 pages, 200 illustrations.

Vulgar & Mechanick, The Scientific Instrument Trade in Ireland 1650 - 1921

by J E Burnett and A D Morrison-Low OUT OF PRINT

A useful addition for the barometer enthusiast covering scientific instrument makers in Ireland, some of whom made barometers. Hardback, 166 pages, 53 illustrations NOW OUT OF PRINT 30/01/01

Brass & Glass, Scientific Instrument Making Workshops in Scotland

by T N Clarke, A D Morrison-Low and A D C Simpson

A well researched book covering instrument makers in Scotland, some of whom were barometer makers. In-dept study of several interesting firms with excellent photographs. Softback, 320 pages, 218 illustrations.

The History of the Barometer

by W E Knowles Middleton

The acknowledged authority on the subject of barometers and the first and only complete world history of the mercury, aneroid and all other barometers, including barographs. Does not cover types or styles of case. Excellent book for the mechanically minded. Hardback, 512 pages.

A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments

by Negretti & Zambra

First published in 1864. Describes the methods of construction, the scientific principles and practical uses of barometers, thermometers, hygrometers, rain-guages, anemometers, electrometers, ozonometers and other meteorological instruments. 98 illustrations and 19 tables. Softback, 159 pages

The Banfield Family Collection of Barometers

by Edwin Banfield

An illustrated guide to the Banfield Collection housed at Barometer World. Includes an introduction to the collection and a short description of each instrument, including the estimated date of manufacture. Softback, over 300 photographs.

Aneroid Barometers and Their Restoration

by Philip R Collins

Covers repairing movements, various styles, history and types.


by Philip R. Collins

An illustrated guide to barographs from their early beginings through to approx 1950. covers many types, well illustrated and includes tips for maintaining and using.

£9.95 (plus £2 p&p in uk, £5 small packet rate to USA or £10 by airmail to USA)