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Barometer Cottage

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Barometer Cottage lies at the corner of Fisher Street and Bell's lane in Broughty Ferry, a small port and residential suburb to the east of Dundee.
The cottage, number 115, dates back to the days when Broughty Ferry was an fishing village and ferry port, however this industry declined, and during the 19th century became home to many of the wealthy industrialists who made their fortunes in jute, building their factories in Dundee, and their villas on the coast.
The barometer case by the front door, dated 1589, is now little more than a curiosity, and reminder of the town's past, as it no longer houses a barometer and lies empty, thanks to the attention of passing vandals.
The cottage and enclosure have been refurbished since the item was first mentioned.
A note with the newer images of the cottage suggests that the barometer was an instrument manufactured by Negretti and Zambra, a well-known manufacturer of scientific and optical instruments which was founded in 1850, and whose products were often used by those at sea. The barometer is said to have been bought by the owner of the cottage (in 1859) as an aid to local fisherman (who could not have afforded to buy such an item individually), to help with weather prediction. The company is believed to have ceased operation c. 1999.

Megs stuff... commented on January 12, 2013 9:17am
Beautiful! Love the history too!
Mr D's Abstract Adventures commented on January 12, 2013 9:28am
Fantastic Work ✩✩✩✩✩
Paul & Fe Photography commented on January 12, 2013 2:00pm
thanks so very much Mr D :)
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on January 13, 2013 8:11am
Oh Yeah! ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ 👍
Chris' Landscape Images & Desi… commented on January 15, 2013 4:20am
Beautiful piece of history complimented by your excellent narrative, thanks F & P :)
Paul & Fe Photography commented on January 16, 2013 3:15am
Thanks Wayne and Chris, i think its always nice to let people know the history of a building if possible.
Tyler Spangler commented on February 13, 2014 2:52pm
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