10-28-2007 10-28-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
October 28, 2007 10:00AMCalender

12-inch Globe Timepiece by Johnston

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2383 Location: Bolton Date / Time: October 28, 2007 10:00AM


12-inch Globe Timepiece by Johnston, copyright 1907, with cartouche 12-inch Globe by W.& A.K. Johnston Ltd., Geographers, Engravers & Printers, Edinburgh and London, made up of twelve printed gores on plaster sphere, with countries and territories shaded, outlined and labeled with cities, mountain ranges, and railway, the oceans with currents, cables, isothermal lines for January and July, Analemma, Equinoctial Line divided by degrees, Ecliptic by days of the month and houses of the Zodiac, the Prime Meridian running through Greenwich, the axis attached to key-wind spring motor that causes globe to rotate past brass "sun" pointer every twenty-four hours, on lacquered-brass base, ht. 17 1/2 in., (some minor dents).
Estimate $1,500-2,000


London, Printers, W.& A.K. Johnston Ltd.