Cram’s Unrivaled Terrestrial 12” Globe with Walnut and Iron Base

(United States, 20th Century)

Cram’s Unrivaled Terrestrial 12” Globe with Walnut and Iron Base
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Cram’s Unrivaled Terrestrial 12” Globe with Walnut and Iron Base

American 1935 Cram’s terrestrial 12” globe with paper over pasteboard and time dial at the North Pole. Mounted with a cast iron bracket on a turned walnut base. Stamped with made by George F. Cram Co. Indianapolis Indiana, copyright.

Shows the pre-war configuration of Europe. Show East Prussia, divided between Russia and Poland 1945. Shows Palestine, not Israel (established in 1948). Does not show Pakistan, established in 1947. Shows the capital of Korea as "Keijo", the Japanese name for Seoul. Korea was under Japanese rule 1910-1945.

WIDTH: 14 in | HEIGHT: 16 in

Origin United States
Category Prints & Maps
Circa1935
Period 20th Century
Style Unspecified
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: Three small loses as pictured and yellowing of sealant on globe all consistent of age.

THB REF: 1382964473

Commentary

""The George F. Cram Company is still one of the nation's leading publishers and manufacturers of maps, atlases and globes. The Company traces its roots to 1867 when Rufus Blanchard took his 25 year-old nephew George F. Cram into business with him in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to that Blanchard had prospered through the sale of globes, maps, and books. Cram had served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The company, which took the name Blanchard & Cram, sold maps and atlases. Cram took full control of the firm in 1869, renamed it George F. Cram, and moved it to Chicago. The great Chicago fire of 1871 destroyed that business; however, Cram re-established the company as the Cram Map Depot. By 1875, the Cram Map Depot had begun publishing a wide range of atlases which were the core business of the company through World War I and the 1920s. The popular "Unrivaled Atlas of the World" was printed continuously from the 1880’s to 1952.
At age 79 in 1921, Cram sold his company to one of his largest customers, E.A. Peterson. Peterson merged it with his own business, the National Map Company, and moved the business to Indianapolis, Indiana. Peterson changed the firm's name to The George F. Cram Company in 1928, the year in which Cram died. It was not until the early 1930s that Cram began making globes. These were made for both the home and school markets and came in a range of sizes from 8" to 16" in diameter. The product line included "Cram's Universal Terrestrial Globes", featuring a choice of sizes and styles of mountings."
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