Philips ‘Challenge’ Terrestrial Globe
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A great aged Philips 'Challenge' 10 inch terrestrial table globe. The globe itself has faded to parchment-like hues (the oceans would originally have been a sky-blue), there are patches of damage and the glaze has crackled, all adding to the vintage feel. The globe is constructed from two pasteboard hemispheres with hand-applied composite paper gores, joined at the equator. It features the trademark Everite stepped black bakelite base with a die cast meridian, and a patinated aluminium time dial at the North Pole.
COLOUR: Parchment & Black
COMPOSITION: Pasteboard, Metal & Bakelite
DIMENSIONS: (D)250mm (H)315mm
FLAWS: Age-related colour change. There are parts of the equator missing, where the 2 hemispheres are joined and several areas of damage to the paper finish, (please see photographs). There is lots of crazing to the globe. There is patination to the metal.
PERIOD: Circa 1950's
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PRODUCT CODE: 0028