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Townsend, Dennis
Index: Patent folding globe.
1870
Globe
Authors Townsend, Dennis
Full Title (Index to) Townsend's Patent Folding Globe ... Publishers: George M. Smith & Co., 129 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. Dennis Townsend, Felchville, Windsor County Vt. Edward E. Rice & Co., Steam Job Printers, 5 Hawley Street, Boston, Mass. (On the cover of the folder holding the collapsed globe, on the globe itself: "Patented by Dennis Townsend Feb. 16, 1869").
Note Pop-up map case opened to show the Index (left) and the folded globe (right). Instructions are provided for the teacher as well as a Key corresponding to the numbers on the map.
Townsend, Dennis
Townsend's Patent Folding Globe.
1870
Globe
Authors Townsend, Dennis
Full Title Townsend's Patent Folding Globe. Patented by Dennis Townsend Feb. 16, 1869. (both hemispheres shown).
Note Both hemispheres shown in flattened state. Globe in full color with numbered counties and features. Globe has rings on both ends which allow it to be easily expanded and to be hung. Instructions are also given for mounting the globe on a stand.
Townsend, Dennis
Townsend's Patent Folding Globe.
1870
Globe
Authors Townsend, Dennis
Full Title Townsend's Patent Folding Globe. Patented by Dennis Townsend Feb. 16, 1869. (expanded globe).
Note Globe shown after expansion - 6 inches in diameter. Globe in full color with numbered counties and features. Globe has rings on both ends which allow it to be easily expanded and to be hung. Instructions are also given for mounting the globe on a stand.
Townsend, Dennis
(Promotion Text for) Townsend's Patent Folding Globe.
1870
Globe
Authors Townsend, Dennis
Full Title (Promotion Text for) Townsend's Patent Folding Globe ... Publishers: George M. Smith & Co., 129 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. Dennis Townsend, Felchville, Windsor County Vt. Edward E. Rice & Co., Steam Job Printers, 5 Hawley Street, Boston, Mass. (On the cover of the folder holding the collapsed globe, on the globe itself: "Patented by Dennis Townsend Feb. 16, 1869").
Note A promotional flyer for the expandable globe discussing its price and attributes with testimonials from the press, including Scientific American.
Townsend, Dennis
Cover: Townsend's patent folding globe.
1870
Globe
Authors Townsend, Dennis
Full Title (Covers to) Townsend's Patent Folding Globe ... Publishers: George M. Smith & Co., 129 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. Dennis Townsend, Felchville, Windsor County Vt. Edward E. Rice & Co., Steam Job Printers, 5 Hawley Street, Boston, Mass. (On the cover of the folder holding the collapsed globe, on the globe itself: "Patented by Dennis Townsend Feb. 16, 1869").
Note Townsend's second collapsible globe with an internal mechanism for holding it open. The first collapsible Townsend globe was held open by an external stand - apparently no examples exist. Townsend was a school teacher in Vermont and later in California. His interest in globes was to produce a cheap globe that could be owned and used by students instead of a flat "map which, without explanation, is a false illustration, and can be understood only by a process of reasoning entirely beyond the mind of the child" (from Townsend's "Folding Globe Lessons"). This copy is presumed to be the second issue of this globe - an earlier issue has a somewhat different folder with only Townsend listed as publisher. However, it is not certain that both examples were not produced simultaneously in different cities. Both Globes are dated the same. Originally from the Welsh Collection. With a photocopy of Townsend's Folding-Globe Lessons, and an original advertising flyer for the globe.
Joslin, Gilman
Joslin's Six Inch Terrestrial Globe.
1870
Globe
Authors Joslin, Gilman
Full Title Joslin's Six Inch Terrestrial Globe, Containing the Latest Discoveries. Boston. Gilman Joslin. Drawn and Engraved by W.B. Annin.
Note The full color 6 inch globe is undated - the date is estimated from the presence of Alaska (1867). Oregon Territory is not shown (it is shown on the 1860 issue), and New Holland is removed from Australia. On a single turned wooden base with a total height of 11 inches. Very late issue of this globe.
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