As a restorer of Vintage. Cars builder of model Steam engines I have to applaud the professionalism of Edward and his team. I enquired if Edward could supply bespoke bevelled glass for some 1930s instruments. A rapid and efficient response was the result. I am now in the process of restoring my father in laws Barometer. A new Bezel is required. Again immediate interest and assistance resulting in Edward finding and supplying a 100 year old second hand bezel with glass. An exact replacement .

This is a company that must succeed . All the very best you deserve it.

Keith Pilgrim 


I appreciate the level of service you offer.  I am a proud owner of the Admiral Fitzroy, a Barograph and a Galileo, all of which give me much pleasure.  It is comforting to deal with a British company which produces such high quality items and offers an extremely efficient after-sales service.

Just a quick note to say the Barograph arrived safely today and is up and running.
What an absolutely stunning instrument! Even my wife, who does not always get excited by my hobbies, thinks it is fascinating as well.

My Norfolk 1000 was a birthday present from my wife in 1990. Has had a new
chart each week, except for holidays, and  on the same nib since then.
Still looks like new and like the current one for sale. Good to see some
things don''t change and need upgrading.

I have just taken delivery of the barometer I ordered and would like to
say how delighted I am with both the service and the quality of the
barometer. The workmanship is excellent far beyond my expectation.


Just to let you know that the item arrived safely this morning and all is well.
 The Fed Ex driver was brilliant, telephoning about 2 minutes before arrival allowing for untroubled delivery.
 As for the item itself?  It is much better than the image on your website shows and I am very pleased (and impressed) to own such a great looking instrument which will be valued by all.
 I have found the whole experience from ordering, communications, and delivery to be exceptional and I will readily recommend your services to all.
Many, many thanks,
 Apologies for not writing sooner to thank you for your help in finding the barometer. I am delighted with it, always hankering after another (one I bought in 1977 was stolen in a burglary) as I used these extensively at sea before satellite images, to indicate if Tropical Storms were about!

The restoration is superb, too, so it looks pristine. Once everything settled down it is reading accurately!

Dear Edward and all the staff
Just a quick email to say a very big ‘thank you’ for the time and trouble you took to sort out my thermometers and show me around. It was a fascinating insight and made me appreciate how much work and care goes into the process of making weather instruments. My thermometers are both fine and working perfectly well now  surviving the trip back to Nottingham unscathed!.
Once again many thanks for your help and exemplary customer service.

Colin Harwood

To all of the wonderful folks who work at Russell Scientific Instruments Limited:
    I received my lovely handmade glass ink bottle, ink, and graph paper for my barograph and everything is absolutely perfect!  The ink bottle fits nicely in the designated hole in the barograph base and the brass lid on the bottle matches to complement the drum top, stylist, and stylist base.  The paper is a perfect fit for the drum.  Thank you very much for your efficiency in getting everything to me and also for your helpful correspondence before I made my purchase with you.
            Charleen Urie  USA

Dear Sir /Madam
Just to confirm the barometer was received yesterday and I am very pleased with the excellent quality and service provided.
Many Thanks
Doris Powell

I received the sunshine recorder two days ago and as you can see by the attached photo it is up and running.

Thank you for your excellent service once again.




I bought a stick barometer kit from Russell Scientific. They very kindly supplied it with a polished stainless rod inside the glass tube instead of Mercury. The quality of the kit was superb. The finished product looks quite magnificent. The company were excellent to deal with. They were always extremely polite and listened to, and met my every need. The product was superbly packaged. I like to feel that I have a well honed appreciation of quality, and Russell Scientific certainly exceeded my every expectation.I would not hesitate to recommend this firm to anyone.They seemed to offer bespoke excellence in our current world of mass production and mediocre quality.

Dear Mr Allen
My wife and I found our visit to R.S.I. to be a unique experience. We had no idea of the range of products, and the amount of "in-house" work that you and your team put into them.
We appreciated the coffees on our arrival. During the tour your own enthusiasm was very evident as was the quality of the wonderful instruments that you produce and refurbish.

I am sure that my brother will fully appreciate the workmanship that has gone into the barometer as well as its functionality.
We thank you again, the purchase was truly a pleasure from start to finish.

Very best regards to all at R.S.I.

Peter and Jennifer 

I just wanted to email and say how pleased we were with the high quality of the mercury vials we received and the efficiency of the service. It was also very carefully packed.

We have recommended your company to someone who publishes a directory of horological suppliers.

Thank you for your service.

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