The stars and constellations are painted as seen from earth looking to the sky. Accordingly, they are backwards mirror images when viewed on the outside the sphere, but can be seen as viewed from earth by looking through the sphere to the far interior side. The constellations are shown by lines connecting the stars, not by full traditional pictorial images. The stars are shown in various forms to indicate relative magnitude. A clear band, with the names of the months in blue, is set in the position of a tropical circle, readable forwards by looking at the outside the globe. The globe and stand are very utilitarian in design, probably for military, maritime, or aviation educational purposes. It is appealing for its “machine age” design as a practical object.
Rectangular Metal Label Applied to Horizon: Interior Celestial Globe/ and/ Navigation Trainer/ PATENT PENDING/ P.D. WINDREM/ KELSEYVILE CALIFORNIA
Condition: Generally very good with the usual expected light wear, soiling, soft scratches to plastic (not obtrusive). Plywood stand a bit worn. Two screw holes in horizon suggest that an accessory piece might be lacking.