1950s Boxed Tinplate Chad Valley Globe Of The World
This is a very nice lithographed 1950s Boxed Tinplate Chad Valley Globe Of The World. The globe itself is in very good condition but the box is worn. Two flaps have been torn off the top of the box but could be fixed in place with sticky tape.
Comprises two tinplate hemispheres with a metal date arm surrounding both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. There are slight scuff marks around the bottom of the globe where it has been in contact with the arm, and very slight loss of paint on the date arm. There is also a mark on the bottom of the globe just above Antartica (see right hand image below).
Approximate Dimensions. Difficult to measure but:-
- Base diameter: 18.6cm
- Height: 28.5cm
- Globe Diameter: 17cm
The stand connector is printed on both sides, as shown in the images below.
- Left side image shows the instructions on how to use the clock to calculate the time in different parts of the globe.
- Right side image shows the ‘Chad Valley’ name and Made in England, and Crown mark
By appointment Toy Makers to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
This proves that the globe was made post 1952 when Elizabeth, the Queen Consort to King George VI, became ‘The Queen Mother’ on the accession of her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, to the throne.
A real time capsule the globe depicts, amongst other pre-independence countries, the federations of French West Africa (Afrique Occidental Française) and the Belgian Congo; both of which broke up in 1960. This dates the globe to between 1952 and 1960.
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