1950s Small Boxed Tinplate Chad Valley Terrestrial Globe
This is a very nice lithographed 1950s Small Boxed Tinplate Chad Valley Terrestrial Globe. The globe itself is in fair condition but the box is worn. The corners of the box are slightly torn, and the box body is slightly crushed. Names of the original owners have been written on the top of the box.
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, and loss of paint on the arm. The globe itself has slightly yellowed with age and has a slight dent on the U.S. It also comes with a small metal protractor which is slightly rusty with age.
Approximate Dimensions. Difficult to measure but:-
- Base diameter: 11.2cm
- Height: 21cm
- Globe Diameter: 12.5cm (5″)
The stand connector is printed on one side, as shown in the image below.
By appointment Toy Makers to Her Majesty The Queen
The Chad Valley Co. Ltd
The globe bears the coat of arms for Elizabeth, the Queen Consort to King George VI, before she became ‘The Queen Mother’ on the accession of her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, to the throne in 1952. This appears to date the globe to post 1945 (after WW2 and formation of the USSR) to 1952.
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.
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