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Globe, American, Weber Costello, Terrestrial World, 12-Inch Floor Globe, Phyfe Wooden Stand, Chicago, c. 1930s (Sold)

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G.W. Bacon & Co., Ltd., London (publisher of gores)
12-inch Terrestrial Floor Globe
Duncan Phyfe style mahogany stand
Weber Costello Co., Chicago Heights, Illinois: c. 1930s
36 inches high

The terrestrial globe with metal hour rings at each pole, in brass calibrated full meridian, raised on a Duncan Phyfe style mahogany stand with horizon band (without applied calendar as issued) on four curved supports, and having turned baluster and reeded urn central standard on three reeded splayed legs.

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Weber Costello was one of the leading American globe manufacturers, importers, and sellers of the 20th century. The gores of this globe were provided by the London cartography firm G.W. Bacon & Co., London. The stand is of unusually high quality, probably produced for the retail home furnishings market rather than as a school globe.

Circular cartouche surmounted by Weber Costello diamond cipher: 12-INCH GLOBE/ MADE BY/ WEBER/ COSTELLO CO./ CHICAGO HEIGHTS/ ILLINOIS

Additional legend in two tables below cartouche: COPYRIGHT G.W. BACON Ltd. LONDON/ PRINTED IN ENGLAND

First rectangular table below cartouche:

Natural Scale 1 42,000,000
Principal Railways
Isothermal lines for January (Fahr.)
Isothermal lines for July (Fahr.)
International Date Line
Warm Currents Cold Currents
Copyright G.W. Bacon & Co., Ltd., London


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20th Century