A vintage Rand McNally Terrestrial Art Globe on wood stand dated late 1930s to pre-1947. Since then this occasional hobby has become a passion that I hope others share. The good news is generally the ones I've seen are in states of good preservation. It would not be long, until cost cutting, and price pressure descended on the globe industry in the form of lesser quality materials and workmanship. I am writing this blog because there seems to be so little content out there regarding antique globes, I also hope to connect to other collectors who share my interest.
Today, Rand McNally continues to publish globes, maps and atlases for commercial, education and travel uses and is headquartered in Stokie, a suburb of Chicago. If you would prefer Priority Mail, please contact us. Hard to say both are exceptional. Please note that shipping via First Class items may take up to 6 weeks to arrive. Rand McNally entered the globe market in the late 1880's when selling to schools was where all the money was, and schools just didn't buy celestial globes.
The globe rests in art deco styled metal brackets on a walnut base with a slot for a book or atlas. The celestial globe and star finder, was offered in one size only that being as an 8 inch globe, but it could be ordered in 4 different mounting styles, this next picture shows the original Rand McNally catalog page with the ad for the celestial globe. We measure the length from the wall to the toe tip. We are located in Northeast Ohio — just between Cleveland and Columbus. Collectors should look out for any small defects, such as minor scratches and rips to the paper. Finding one is another matter, they do come around but they are infrequent. .
The hidden screws on the base of the globe were replaced. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. If you need expedited shipping, please contact us. In these instances, we use either Greyhound Package Express which requires pickup at their station , or a private home delivery company. Weber Costello was also importing via Johnston in Edinburgh a similarly dark blue sphere also In the 1940's and even into the early 60's Rand McNally produced other celestial globes that, when examined were all descended from this original celestial mapping. I'd be hard pressed to uncover a better example and in 6 years have not seen a nicer one enter the marketplace. And if a globe is made of plastic, it couldn't be from the late 1800s or early 1900s, when Rand McNally used paper and cardboard.
The company was founded by Chicago printers William Rand and Andrew McNally and produced its first map in 1872 for its Railroad Guide. In addition, we may replace hardware, re-glue the drawers and other misc. The very dark blue background of this globe is not a Rand McNally first, but you've got to admit it adds immeasurably to the sculptural beauty of this globe. Please contact us for further information. These were expensive pieces to own especially considering the depths of the depression.
. Vintage Furniture and Decor Please make note of the measurements. The table below shows the codes for two main map producers, Rand McNally and H. The package is shipped via their bus system. I think I actually like the walnut base a bit better. Beautifully aged, the metal globe feature a brown map with patina and corrosion adding to the character of the piece. Rand McNally first used date codes in 1919, and Gousha started in 1927.
Also, many times this information is missing. He worked for the company for over 30 years. While Rand McNally always used the first letter or first one or two digits of a code to indicate the year, the year letter could appear anywhere in the Gousha code, so other clues census date, road network may be necessary to verify it. In cases when the year of publication was not shown on the cover or in the legend, map companies put date codes at the bottom of the main map. Of course if you've got an exceptional globe to sell especially a celestial globe like this one. In 1931 this globe and it's accompanying booklet were reviewed in a trade publication here is that excerpt: Mr Johnson like so many people behind great companies are oftentimes relegated to footnote status, I tried to find more about this man his output for Rand McNally was immense, credited with multiple patents, and listed as author in countless copyright entries. Please contact us for shipping prices.
Adding this globe to your collection will take patience and money. When using your body measurements as a guide, we would suggest adding an inch or so for fit. ?? I have posted about this particular globe before but now I want to go in depth, the definitive post if you will. It is generally found in either the bottom left or bottom right corner, and is sometimes hidden in the map itself, rather than in the border. Perhaps that is not such a bad comparison. In 1930 Rand McNally launched a line of globes that were a departure from anything they had offered before.
In this case with the aid of the horizon band, which lists coordinates for all of the major cities in North America you can position the celestial sphere on the right axis to give you a miniaturized view of the heavens above you, quite ingenious! As the advertisement shows this globe was available in several styles, as this engraving from the handbook shows a walnut base was also offered. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us. Double the measurement for size. Many of these celestial globes were set up high on shelves to be admired and therefore were not damaged. Johnson, but who was this person, and what role did he play in this globe and others. For best fit, we recommend that you compare the measurements we provide with a similar garment of your own.
? If you have a preference, or need expedited shipping, please contact us. When the package arrives at the station nearest you, Greyhound will call you to pick up your package. Here is the link to the patent granted Mr Johnson for this celestial globe: The decade of the 1930's is a fortunate time in globe making in that it is at the tail end of generally quality manufacture. I must also mention one thing about this globe. Suffice it to say that Rand McNally didn't sell these globes in huge numbers like their terrestrial counterparts. Decor Items vary greatly in size, and the company used to ship will vary based on their size and weight. .