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Lot 0931
Associated Pair of Andrews and Successor Terrestrial Table Globes

fourth quarter 19th century, Chicago, the first signed signed "A.H. Andrews and Co." and the second signed by their successor, "Weber Costello Co." and with orbiting moon.

Condition

Globes are a near pair, not a pair proper. Both nickel-plated arms and footed bases are manufactured/marked by A. H. Andrews and Co. The tellurian/globe with the attached/revolving moon is marked Weber Costello Co. The other one is marked A. H. Andrews and Co. and is slightly different in its map print and printed calendars at base; it does not have parallel day and night metal rings, and does not have and/or is lacking the revolving moon. On the Weber Costello model, the screw on the axis is broken, so the concentric rings and metal arm on the moon are loose. The central serrated blade (which represents the sun) on the other globe has a different pin (no ball) and is not removable. The metal "cup", which the blade sits in, has been replaced and does not properly fit into the fitted socket base. The metal pointers on both models are bent. Both printed calendars on bases exhibit notable toning (yellowing), fading, foxing and small scattered losses and soiling. Print on globes similarly have toning and fading, and minor scratches from the ring apparatuses. Metal bases and arms exhibit wear/losses to plating, accretions and oxidation. In overall good estate condition. Condition is commensurate with age, material and use.

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Associated Pair of Table Globes

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Mar 24, 2019