Metal Globe Bank by Replogle Globe Company, Chicago c.1960
This is an original 6 inch globe blank published by Replogle Globes, USA. The globe is a 1:84,000,000 scale. The globe is mounted on a metal base with a coin slot on top and and an opening underneath. It is missing its original plug. The globe is in good condition with minor blemishes and dents on the globe and a distressed base consistent with age and use.
- CREATOR Replogle Globes Inc. (manufacturer)
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1960
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Aluminum Stand, Aluminum Globe, Powder Coated.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 8 in. x Dia 6 in.
Replogle Globes was started by Luther Replogle (1902-1981) when, in 1930, he began selling globes which he crafted by hand in his apartment in Chicago, using maps from England. His vision was to make globes a common feature in people's households, rather than something found only in academic settings. Luther Replogle co-founded Scanglobe in 1963. After Luther Replogle's death in 1981, Replogle Globes purchased Scanglobe's remaining interest in 1988, and moved the company to the United States in 2003 as a Replogle brand.