- This simple demonstration device is based on a patent (#88,187) issued in 1869 to Marshall Long, a teacher in New York. An example manufactured by the American School Apparatus Co., a firm that was in business in New York from about 1865 to 1875, won a first prize at the American Institute fair of 1869, and an honorable mention in 1870.
- This example sits on a circular walnut base. The Sun is missing. The Earth is marked “American School Apparatus Co. New York” and shows Alaska (1867), the pre-1867 boundary of the Dakota Territory, and such details as shipping routes and the “Submarine Cable” across the Atlantic.
- Ref: D. J. Warner, “The Geography of Heaven and Earth,” Rittenhouse 2 (1988): 23 and 110.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1870
- American School Apparatus Co.
- Long, Marshall
- place made
- United States: New York, New York City
- Physical Description
- wood (overall material)
- iron (overall material)
- globe: 5 in; 12.7 cm
- overall: 18 1/2 in x 20 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 46.99 cm x 52.07 cm x 24.13 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- D. C. Public Schools
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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