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Project Globes by Nystrom & Co. April 17, 2010

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Globes without words. Several styles of these “blank” globes were made for use in educational settings. Some have chalkboard-like surfaces so students can write on the globe, showing their knowledge of geography. This 16-inch globe was made by A.J. Nystrom & Co. between the mid-1940s and mid-1960s.

Globes showing historic flights, explorations February 16, 2010

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The historic flights of Charles Lindbergh (1927), John Glenn (1962), and the Graf Zepplin (1929) are some of the human milestones that are shown on world globes. The discoveries of explorers can also be found on globes, including Amundsen, Scott, Byrd, and others.

South Pole explorers Amundsen and Scott, Byrd are shown on this world globe.

The path of the Graf Zeppelin World Flight (1929) is shown on this metal 6" world globe.

World globes, pencil sharpeners February 15, 2010

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At 2" high, this tiny world globe pencil sharpener has loads of information.

Several styles of pencil sharpener world globes were made. This one, marked “Made in England” has Leningrad, USSR, Persia (instead of Iran), Burma, Belgian Congo, Tanganyika, one Rhodesia, a very large Tibet, and a small China. Yukon is shown as being west of Alaska. Leningrad was named this from 1924-1991. Persia became Iran in 1935. To research: Why the large Tibet & tiny China? It also shows Union of S. Africa (this name started in 1910). Accra is shown in W. Africa

Hello globe collectors! February 14, 2010

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This blog is for us! If you collect antique and vintage world globes, please post your questions, discoveries, links, and photos on this blog.

Globe collections can include tiny "toy" globes, or large globes with accurate details.

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