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Townsend's Patent folding globe

Townsend's Patent folding globe

Item Information

Title:
Townsend's Patent folding globe
Title (alt.) :
Patent folding globe
Folding globe
Description:
Back to School: Small, portable globes were intended for educational purposes, and were used by students in classrooms and in the home. Dennis Townsend, a Vermont schoolteacher, produced this collapsible, portable, and inexpensive globe for students as an alternative to the large, more expensive globes available mainly in schools and libraries.
Creator:
Townsend, Dennis, 1817-1874
Creator:
George M. Smith & Co
Name on Item:
patented by Dennis Townsend, Feb. 16, 1869.
Date:
1870
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Objects/Artifacts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Globes
Extent:
1 globe : hand col., paper ; 16 cm. in diam., folded to 24 cm. in diam., in cover 31 x 26 cm.
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
Boston||Felchville, Vt : George M. Smith & Co.||D. Townsend
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Cover title.
Six inch globe.
Issued with a loop for hanging.
Exhibited: "Back to School: Geography in the Classroom" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2014-2015.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:85,000,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006357
Call #:
G3170 1869 .T69
Barcode:
39999059024974