20TH CENTURY ANTIQUE 1934 REPLOGLE GLOBE CO 12 INCH DESKTOP GLOBE W/ HIDDEN BOOK STORAGE
We're delighted to offer for sale this exceptional early 20th century antique Replogle Globe co 12 inch desk top globe with original stand. Founded in 1930 Replogle globe company continues to hand produce globes today. The companies founder, Luther Replogle, saw a need for affordable globes in every school & home in a time globes were very costly & reserved for academic settings. The globes themselves were formed in a heated press and imported English map prints were purchased by Replogle and hand cut before being applied to the spherical body. The company became very successful after a stellar showing at the city of Chicago's centennial celebration. The centennial exhibit was centered around technological innovation. This is a very early 12" production run dated 1934 on the globes legend with hand tooled brass meridian fully encompassing the globe allowing the user to invert the globe for a better view of Antarctica & Southern areas. This is in very good condition considering it's age. Globes are rarely flawless and we've clearly attached pictures of two damage spots. There's a small loss we have pictured over India & a some additional loss we have pictured around the legend. We handle a lot of globes year in & year out and this is much less than typical accepted damage but we will bring to light everything we notice upon our inspection. The globe shows a ton of different important information including railroad lines, transoceanic cables, international boundaries, different topographical regions, volcanoes, population, & much more. The globe rests in it's original wooden base with storage for an accompanying atlas. Included with this listing is an original 1935 New Pictorial Atlas Of The World by LLoyd Edwin Smith published by The Geographical Publishing co, again from Chicago. We're excited to offer this early treasure from the intimate years Luther Replogle & his wife Elizabeth produced their hand crafted globes before their name became synonymous with globe making.