An exquisite machine age slated Educational Globe c 1940s or 50s
The bold black land against Blue Ocean provides a fantastic industrial look. If you are looking for an unusual machine age statement, this scientific masterpiece is for you!
The clean, minimalistic design offered the opportunity to write on with chalk, demonstrating geographical knowledge by adding longitude, latitude, countries and more.
Not only popular in public schools but also an important element for military academies, this scientific instrument could be found in Naval and Air force educational facilities as where this specific globe was originally located.
Denoyer Geppert described this fab industrial piece as a “Slated Outline Activity Globe”. Presented as an exceptional Geographical learning tool, the globe consists of a hollow spun metal blue orb with black slated land masses and can be written on with chalk.
The hollow spun orb consists of two hemispheres to create a diameter of 20 inches diameter globe. The stand is very heavy, made of solid cast metal. Total height can telescope from about 4 feet to 6 feet. Oceans are in blue, lands in black with yellow out lines. The metal half meridian is non-numeric.
Well preserved, the globe does not have any dents. Colors are bold, minor age related discoloration of the oceans and some corrosion. Please ask for additional photos in detail.
With this artifact you will also receive a facsimile copy from an original advertisement catalog.
About Denoyer Geppert:
Founded in Chicago by L. Philip Denoyer and Otto E. Geppert, both former employees of the US branch of W. & A.K. Johnston of Scotland & Nystrom (supplied many Chicago globe makers with printed gores). In its early years, the firm promoted itself as a manufacture and supplier of \\\”visual demonstration equipment for geography, history and the biological sciences,\\\” including globes and maps. Denoyer-Geppert sold imported British globes under its own name, and also developed its own line of American manufactured globes, including the \\\”Cartocraft\\\” globe with simplified map gores. In 1969, the company introduced its Lunar Globe in conjunction with NASA in recognition of the Apollo 10 Journey to the moon. The crew of the Apollo 10 presented the first Lunar Globe based on the pictures provided by Apollo 10 to President Nixon at a White House event.
The firm continued to produce globes until the early 1980s. Rand McNally purchased the remains of Denoyer-Geppert, terminated the Globe manufacturing branch and sold the chart and scientific model part in 1985. Today the remains of the original company operate as the Denoyer-Geppert Science Co., manufacturing and selling “Human anatomy teaching models.”
This is a very dominant and heavy artifact. Due to its size and weight, shipping domestic and world wide is possible but may be rather costly.