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Mid-century Illuminated Glass Globe c.1960

$158 $240

ABOUT

This is an original 12" library globe manufactured by Replogle (Chicago, IL) and edited by cartographer, Gustav Brueckmann. It is composed of paper over glass with a brass bracket and brass round base.

  • CREATOR Replogle, Chicago, IL.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1960s.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Glass, Paper, Brass.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor wear on globe.
  • DIMENSIONS H 13.5 in. Diameter 10.5 in.

HISTORY

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.

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