This globe is shown as No. 281 in Catalog No. 67, 1957: “Ball in cherry water with natural finish base and meridian.” The catalog shows other examples with bodies of water colored in either gray (silver) or blue.
Read more about the George F. Cram Company of globe makers in our Guide to Globe Makers.
Round Cartouche with Compass Points: CRAM’S/ UNIVERSAL/ TERRESTRIAL GLOBE/ 12 INCH/ Made by/ THE GEORGE F. CRAM CO./ INDIANAPOLIS/ INDIANA
Legend below Cartouche: NATURAL SCALE 1 = 41,420,882/ One Inch = 653 Statute Miles/ 68.12 mi./ Length of a degree of longitude, shown/ at each 10 degrees of latitude/ on meridian 30 w./ Spellings conform to official rulings of/ United States Geographic Board and/ Royal Geographical Society./ NO. 3/ COPYRIGHT/ THE GEORGE F. CRAM COMPANY/ INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA/ MADE IN U.S.A.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall toning and wear. Toning more pronounced in red ocean colors, irregularly faded, with greater fading in northern hemisphere due to greater exposure to light over time. . Silvered equatorial tape (as issued) with scattered light chipping and losses.