An attractive medium-sized table globe, on a traditional cast iron cabriole leg stand, appropriate for desk or shelf display.
The terrestrial globe is surmounted by a tin hour circle, canted at an angle on an inclination arm, on a tripod iron stand with raised foliate decoration and cabochons between the cabriole legs, ending in paw feet. Oceans are blue, geographic entities are cream-colored, yellow, a faded shade of red or light green. Warm and cold ocean currents are indicated by white or blue lines respectively. Winds over the oceans are labeled and indicated with arrows. Blue and red isothermal lines. Other informational features include a figure-eight analemma and a small box with a diagram of the curvature of the earth's surface at a scale of 2 inches per mile.
The globe shows present-day St. Petersburg, Russia, as "Leningrad;" therefore, it was made after 1924. Further, it shows Constantinople rather than Istanbul, indicating a date of manufacture before 1930. In addition, it shows Northern Territory in Australia, rather than North Australia and Central Australia, indicating it was made before 1927. The gores (maps on the globe’s surface) were printed by the British firm of G.W. Bacon, imported and manufactured into globes by the American firm Weber Costello, and sold by C.S. Hammond. The Weber Costello diamond-shaped cipher is printed above the cartouche.
Diamond-shaped cipher above cartouche: TIME TESTED/ W.C./ SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Round cartouche (overlabel): 8 INCH GLOBE/ NEW/ TERRESTRIAL/ GLOBE/ C. S. HAMMOND & CO./ NEW YORK
There are two reference boxes under the cartouche.
43.3. Length of a degree of Longitude along each Latitude circle.
12450 Circumference of each Latitude circle.
3963 Distance through earth (Diameter) of each Latitude circle.
The above distances are shown in English Miles.
Isothermal lines for January [blue line]
Isothermal lines for July [red line]
International Date Line [thick red line]
Warm Currents White Cold Currents Blue
Copyright notice beneath bottom box: COPYRIGHT, G.W. BACON & CO. LTD. LONDON/ Printed in England.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, soiling, irregularities to varnish. Few minor abrasions, professionally restored. Red isothermal lines faded, as typical. Stand with usual oxidation and wear.