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Globes42 of 57antique brass full form heavy with odd alphabet around it Vintage Small Moon Globe Paperweight
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    Posted 7 years ago

    dagstar
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    I LOVE this globe! Its huge and tactile and big enough to really hug! Its one of the rarer versions of the APH huge blind globes (which are already rare), this one has no braille words on it. Just the tactile topography. No borders. No nations. No fences. Just this lovely huge bumpy gorgeous world. It was sculpted by Brenda Vaughn and these were produced by using a 6 piece mold. This one is from 1954-58, during the first run. They were never in high production in any way and were very labor intensive to make. They were redesigned in 1974 and made a wee bit smaller. They were phased out of production entirely by the mid 80s. They were created as an educational tool for the blind and its just freaking awesome. It can stand straight up (4'4" ) or on its axis (5'1")
    and commands any room.

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    Comments

    1. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Stunning piece and welcome to CW!
    2. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Awesome! I love it!
    3. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Is it very heavy?
    4. dagstar, 7 years ago
      its actually kind of light for its size. its made out of polymers and fiberglass. the dual position stand is cast iron so its a bit heavy. its marvelous. it has a 34" diameter
    5. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Sweet!!!
    6. dagstar, 7 years ago
      thank you! im pretty stoked. its my second globe and was quite accidental. Im still trying to figure out what to DO with it so its at our wacky bakery so all can enjoy it.
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Welcome and cool!
      Yum, bakery! Link please :))

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