Early 20th century floor standing 12 inch Globe on Stand.The circular cartouche reads: Made by Weber Costello Co. Chicago Heights Illinois. The Globe, with its full meridian made of metal, sits, and is removable from, a mahogany tripod stand. The Globe can be dated to between 1924 (when St Petersburg became Leningrad) and 1930 (before Constantinople became Istanbul) It is in good condition, with one small repair, shown in a photograph. The surface of the top area has a light crazing possibly caused by sun and age. The stand is in fine condition, with cast brass lions paw feet. Circa 1928
Philips 12 inch Terrestrial Globe on a turned ebonised stand. This desktop globe dates from 1920-1930. The colour is good, aged but retaining clarity. In one main area, the paper has been rubbed through to the base (see photograph) the rest of the condition is typical of its age, minor discolouration where the gores join and occasional small nicks to the paper. The ebonised stand is particularly attractive, excellent quality ebonising on hardwood with golden tones where the surface has naturally rubbed through to the wood.
An early 20th century Geographia 12 inch Terrestrial Globe on Stand. The globe sits within a metal half round meridian that is fixed to a turned mahogany stand. The date is about 1920. Leningrad is named, but the change from Russia to USSR has not been recognised. The colour and condition is generally good. There is slight damage and disturbance of the paper gores near the Geographia cartouche.
12 inch Terrestrial Table Globe, made in the 1st half of the 20th century by the American company of George F Cram. The paper covered globe sits in a half ring metal meridian, which is mounted onto an ebonised circular stand. The overall condition of the globe is good, no structural damage. The printing is clear and crisp, although the globe shows its age and use with many small areas of surface nicks and rubbing.The globe can be dated to between 1930 and 1935, as it shows Istambul ( changed from Constantinople in 1930) Persia (which changed to Iran in 1935)
The well figured mahogany case stands at 6ft. 4ins on bracket feet . The trunk has canted front corners and a rectangular glazed door revealing the temperature compensated pendulum with mercury filled jar, and to the right hand side, a well made six spoke pulley supporting the brass weight. The flat topped hood with circular glazed aperture and reflector ring,is framed with quadrant mouldings. The 12 inch silvered circular dial is engraved "Howlett, Cheltenham" and has a sweep minute hand and subsidiary dials for hours and seconds in the conventional regulator dial layout. The substantial six pillar movement with high shouldered plates, has six spoked wheels throughout the train and end float adjusters for the centre wheel through to escape wheel arbors. The escapement is dead-beat and there is also "Harrisons" maintaining power. There is a beat adjusting facility on the top of the crutch.