Townsend's Patent folding globe
- Townsend's Patent folding globe
- Title (alt.):
Patent folding globe
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.
- Townsend, Dennis, 1817-1874
- Name on Item:
patented by Dennis Townsend, Feb. 16, 1869.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
- 1 globe : hand col., paper ; 16 cm. in diam., folded to 24 cm. in diam., in cover 31 x 26 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Boston ; Felchville, Vt :
George M. Smith & Co. ; D. Townsend
Scale [ca. 1:85,000,000]
Relief shown by hachures.
Six inch globe.
Issued with a loop for hanging.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Back to School: Geography in the Classroom" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2014-2015.
- Call #:
G3170 1869 .T69