Author: Rand, McNally & Co.
Title: Miniature globe produced for the American Globe and Supply Co. of Seneca Falls, New York
Place Published: Chicago
Date Published: 1891
Terrestrial globe on magnifying glass base, 3" in diameter, with color printed wax-engraved gores, stands 5½" tall.
Rare miniature globe produced by Rand, McNally for the American Globe & School Supply Co. A small shield with American Globe's name is in the northern Pacific Ocean, and printed in the southern Indian Ocean is "Rand, McNally & Co.'s New 3 Inch Terrestrial Globe. Copyright 1891 by Rand, McNally & Co." The David Rumsey site lists a six-inch globe from American Globe and School Supply, and notes another, with the following description: "Rand McNally issued their first globe in 1887 (Warner). Soon afterwards they were producing globe gores for other makers, in this example the American Globe & School Supply Co. of Seneca Falls, New York. Warner lists only one known example by American Globe, an 8 inch, 1891 globe also with Rand McNally gores. Their output must have been small and this 6 inch globe may be scarce." The same can undoubtedly be said for this 3-inch globe. It can be quite handy as a paperweight.