The Cheney Globe Co. was founded by Flavius Cheney, a resident of Seneca Falls, New York. Cheney was an inventor and seller of globes and products relating to blackboard erasers and slating materials. In 1882, he obtained a patent for a “method of mounting globes.” He also received an 1885 patent for his dustless blackboard eraser and in 1896 obtained a copyright for a physical globe. Cheney wrote A Globe Manual for Schools, which he copyrighted in 1882, explaining various basic principles and terms of geography and astronomy with student exercises involving globes. This manual was subsequently copyrighted in 1886 by The American Globe and School Supply Co., also of Seneca Falls, New York. The Cheney Globe Company of Mystic, Connecticut, published a Catalogue and Pricelist of Globes for 1891. This catalog offered and illustrated various globes — 6, 8, 12 and 18 inches in diameter — on a choice of various stands. The oak stand of the offered globe is among those illustrated in this catalog.
Round Cartouche in North Pacific Ocean: CHENEYS/ NEW/ 8 INCH/ TERRESTRIAL/ GLOBE/ WITH/ LATEST DISCOVERIES/ AND OCEANIC CURRENTS
Condition: Recently professionally restored and revarnished, restoring some minor abrasions; now very good with the usual remaining overall toning, wear, handling and slight checking to paper. Stand very good with the usual light shrinkage and wear.
Bradbury, David. “Re: [MapHist] Question: Cheney Globe Co. 2 September 2009. Map History Discussion List. https://email@example.com/msg00092.html (11 November 2019).
Catalogue and Pricelist of Globes for 1891. Mystic, Connecticut: Cheney Globe Company, 1891.
Warner, Deborah Jean. “The Geography of Heaven and Earth.” Rittenhouse Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise. Vol. 2, Nos. 2 , 1987. pp. 53-54.