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Vintage 1971 Cram's Imperial 12 Inch Globe
Whether you want to add timeless decor to your home, or simply want to teach your child about the bygone geography of the world, look no further than to a traditional vintage globe. Made in Indianapolis USA, this is a 1971 World Globe from the George F. Cram Company. Solvent since 2012, Cram's Globes are no longer being produced which has impacted the collectability of Cram merchandise. This globe has some interesting features; such as flight distances from city to city from major world airports, wind and water currents are clearly marked, as well as ocean trade routes.
Why it's from 1971: Sri Lanka is listed as Ceylon. Ceylon changed names to Sri Lanka in 1972. Bangladesh gained independence in 1971, and it can be found as an independent nation on this globe. Finally, Zaire can be seen; previously it was known as Congo in a pre-1971 globe. These three factors pinpoint the globe to being produced in 1971.
CONDITION: Spins perfectly. No dents or serious issues, however there is a tiny area of peeling in U.S.S.R. region (see the 5th photo). Otherwise this globe is in fine vintage condition. Plastic base has some staining which could easily be rectified with a coat of fresh gold paint.