About Us

Barometer Fair started life in London, England, although John Forster, the founder, first developed an interest in barometers in 1979 while living in the North of England. What was originally a hobby or pastime became a business in London in 1986 and then transferred to Sarasota, Florida in 1993.

Barometer Fair offers a complete restoration service as well as a large stock of fully restored, working, antique barometers.

John Forster and his American wife, Marlene, exhibit barometers at 20-30 antique shows a year (See Show Calendar) mostly along the East Coast and are able to collect barometers needing restoration and return fully restored ones at this time.

american banjo barometer with inlays