1910 RARE BETT'S 15-Inch COLLAPSIBLE FABRIC TERRESTRIAL GLOBE WITH CASE

This is a rare cloth globe, made around 1910, in excellent vintage condition,on a steel frame that expands and collapses like an umbrella. The cartouche in the North Pacific reads; “BY ROYAL LETTERS PATENT / BETTS’S / PORTABLE / TERRESTRIAL GLOBE / COMPILED FROM / THE LATEST AND BEST AUTHORITIES / LONDON: GEORGE PHILIP & SON, 32 FLEET STREET / LIVERPOOL: PHILIP, SON AND NEPHEW 20 CHURCH ST.BRITISH EMPIRE COLOURED RED” The cardboard tube that holds the collapsed globe is marked “BETTS’S PATENT PORTABLE GLOBE” and “London: George Philip & Son, 32, Fleet Street Liverpool: PHILIP SON AND NEPHEW, 20 CHURCH ST.” John Betts ( 1844-1875) was a London publisher who specialized in inexpensive educational goods. He obtained a British patent (GB 1338) for "Collapsible Geographical Spheres" in 1856, and began advertising his patent portable globe soon thereafter. This example was produced by George Philip & Son, a publishing firm that was established in London in 1834, and that was still offer

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1910 RARE BETT'S 15-Inch COLLAPSIBLE FABRIC TERRESTRIAL GLOBE WITH CASE

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