Large rare Philips Black slate globe 19 Phillips Chalk 1960s World educational

Large rare Philips Black slate globe 19 Phillips Chalk 1960s World educational
Large rare Philips Black slate globe 19 Phillips Chalk 1960s World educational
Large rare Philips Black slate globe 19 Phillips Chalk 1960s World educational
Large rare Philips Black slate globe 19 Phillips Chalk 1960s World educational
Large rare Philips Black slate globe 19 Phillips Chalk 1960s World educational
Large rare Philips Black slate globe 19 Phillips Chalk 1960s World educational

Large rare Philips Black slate globe 19 Phillips Chalk 1960s World educational
PHILIPS 19 inch slate surface terrestrial globe, circa 1967. This is a large slate surface globe by the British company Philips. Slate surface, or blackboard, globes have a matt black painted finish designed to be drawn upon with chalk for use as teaching aids. The coastal outlines are permanently painted in white. It is mounted on a turned oak base with a heavy cantilevered aluminium bracket supporting the axis.

The globe is constructed from two hemispherical aluminium shells, joined at the equator. Lines of longitude and latitude are etched into the surface. It is reinforced internally by a hardboard disc with steel rim at the equator and a wooden cylinder along the axis. Aluminium globe shells are quite soft and particularly susceptible to denting, and as can be seen from this example, the students did not appear to enjoy their geographic studies...

There are several small fist sized dents in it! I have owned this now for around ten years and it has never bothered me at all, in fact it only adds character. The two halves have separated in one area but could be pushed back with a little effort. The black finish shows some scuffing and there are very small areas of loss to the coastal outlines, but generally it is fine. The wooden base is in excellent condition and could be polished up beautifully (if desired), again, I have never bothered as I love the overall look. Diameter 19 inches (480mm); overall height 640mm. This is a fine looking piece of art/furniture that would suit any room, a real talking piece, or simply used as it was intended; an educational globe. Collection from (the very central) Kettering or arrange your own courier and I will have it carefully wrapped ready.

The item "Large rare Philips Black slate globe 19 Phillips Chalk 1960s World educational" is in sale since Thursday, April 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World & Celestial Globes".

The seller is "1-star" and is located in kettering. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.