Chalkboard Globe from W & AK Johnston c 1930s

Chalkboard Globe from W & AK Johnston c 1930s

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Recently imported from England, this model is a scarcely available "Chalkboard Globe." From the mid 1800's to the 1960's, chalkboard, or slated, globes were a popular tool for military and educational facilities to teach geography related subjects. The slate-like finish has the same properties as a chalk board, allowing drawing on it with chalk. All though there is no date or countries shown, our research indicates that this model dates to the mid 1930's. It was produced by W & AK Johnston and GW Bacon who had offices in Edinburgh and London, respectively. They often combined on projects as one made the maps and the other made the globes. Slate Globes are highly desirable collector's pieces as these spheres are no longer produced. An increased interest just over the past few years has seen the prices increase and the chances to buy decrease. The plaster orb is covered with a slate-like material. Mounted onto a simple wood base. Diameter of the model is about 12 inches with a total height of 16 inches. A fine vintage model offering the perfect look of understated European design. Overall, the globe is in good condition, there are flaws. The bottom of the orb has been rubbing on the base which has removed some of the finish. The color has faded in a few sections, most notably over Asia. Lastly, there is separation along the equator over a length of 10-12 inches. It sounds worse than it looks. The worst section can be seen in the photos. These globes were not produced in large numbers and few have survived in any condition. Well packed, this model will ship to most countries for $35. SOLD $475 — Item 1016WAKJOHN30
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