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c1962 Cram’s Imperial World Globe, 12” Desktop Globe on Unique Wire Base, Embossed Real Brass Full Meridian, Vivid Colors, Great Condition

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** See SPECIAL SHIPPING NOTE below **

There are plenty of vintage globes out there on round metal bases, but very few like this one: A 12” Cram’s Imperial World Globe seated on a unique hairpin-style wire base of Mid Century Modern design. The globe, featuring vivid colors and an embossed real brass full meridian, dates to about 1962 and remains in great vintage condition.

This cool paste-board globe and its attached stand measure 15” tall, 14.5” wide and about 12” deep. The sphere is in great vintage condition, with vivid coloring (overall a smidgen deeper/richer than my photos reflect), a nice sheen and crisp printing.

The embossed full ring meridian is made of real brass (a strong magnet won’t stick), while the heavy wire gold-tone stand, North Pole time dial and South Pole spacer are made of metal. The double axis allows for smooth swiveling and easy readability.

There are no cracks, dents or holes — just some light scratches/scuffs typical of age and use. The globe feels a tad dusty and I can see some light dirty spots when turned at certain angles to the light, but I didn’t want to risk damage by doing any sort of cleaning. Dust has crept into some edges of the tape used atop the equator seam, which is missing in a 3.5” long run over Indonesia.

Printed in the yellow cartouche topped with a red, yellow and black crown is, “Cram’s / Imperial / 12 Inch / World Globe / Copyright By / The George F. Cram Company, Inc. / Indianapolis 6, Ind.”

Using tips found on some globe-dating websites, I narrowed the creation date range of this one down to about 1962. I’m assuming the “C 162” printed in red as part of the globe’s otherwise-black-printed legend confirms the manufacturing date I came up with using historic political/geographical changes in the world.

Rest assured your new-old desktop globe will be carefully packed and shipped — fully insured and with tracking — via either USPS Priority Mail service or FedEx Home Delivery service, depending on your location.

*** SPECIAL SHIPPING NOTE: The listed shipping price for this bulky item is an estimate for shipping from Ohio to the west coast (east coast shipping is more like $14!). If you’re having this item shipped closer to Ohio, I’ll promptly refund any overage of $2 or more. OR, SEND ME YOUR ZIP CODE pre-purchase and I’ll calculate the shipping cost from my house to yours!

Please use zoom mode to check out details in the photos, as they play an important role in the item’s description. And please don’t hesitate to convo me if you have questions about this item or would like to see more pictures before buying, as I want you to be 100% pleased with your purchase!

***
~ I’m always happy to COMBINE SHIPPING on multiple items — just convo me prior to purchase for a recalculated shipping price!

~ For details about payment, shipping and more: www.etsy.com/shop/ThirdFloorRetro/policy

~ To see more great vintage items from Third Floor Retro: ThirdFloorRetro.etsy.com
** See SPECIAL SHIPPING NOTE below **

There are plenty of vintage globes out there on round metal bases, but very few like this one: A 12” Cram’s Imperial World Globe seated on a unique hairpin-style wire base of Mid Century Modern design. The globe, featuring vivid colors and an embossed real brass full meridian, dates to about 1962 and remains in great vintage condition.

This cool paste-board globe and its attached stand measure 15” tall, 14.5” wide and about 12” deep. The sphere is in great vintage condition, with vivid coloring (overall a smidgen deeper/richer than my photos reflect), a nice sheen and crisp printing.

The embossed full ring meridian is made of real brass (a strong magnet won’t stick), while the heavy wire gold-tone stand, North Pole time dial and South Pole spacer are made of metal. The double axis allows for smooth swiveling and easy readability.

There are no cracks, dents or holes — just some light scratches/scuffs typical of age and use. The globe feels a tad dusty and I can see some light dirty spots when turned at certain angles to the light, but I didn’t want to risk damage by doing any sort of cleaning. Dust has crept into some edges of the tape used atop the equator seam, which is missing in a 3.5” long run over Indonesia.

Printed in the yellow cartouche topped with a red, yellow and black crown is, “Cram’s / Imperial / 12 Inch / World Globe / Copyright By / The George F. Cram Company, Inc. / Indianapolis 6, Ind.”

Using tips found on some globe-dating websites, I narrowed the creation date range of this one down to about 1962. I’m assuming the “C 162” printed in red as part of the globe’s otherwise-black-printed legend confirms the manufacturing date I came up with using historic political/geographical changes in the world.

Rest assured your new-old desktop globe will be carefully packed and shipped — fully insured and with tracking — via either USPS Priority Mail service or FedEx Home Delivery service, depending on your location.

*** SPECIAL SHIPPING NOTE: The listed shipping price for this bulky item is an estimate for shipping from Ohio to the west coast (east coast shipping is more like $14!). If you’re having this item shipped closer to Ohio, I’ll promptly refund any overage of $2 or more. OR, SEND ME YOUR ZIP CODE pre-purchase and I’ll calculate the shipping cost from my house to yours!

Please use zoom mode to check out details in the photos, as they play an important role in the item’s description. And please don’t hesitate to convo me if you have questions about this item or would like to see more pictures before buying, as I want you to be 100% pleased with your purchase!

***
~ I’m always happy to COMBINE SHIPPING on multiple items — just convo me prior to purchase for a recalculated shipping price!

~ For details about payment, shipping and more: www.etsy.com/shop/ThirdFloorRetro/policy

~ To see more great vintage items from Third Floor Retro: ThirdFloorRetro.etsy.com

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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE SHOP'S "NO RETURNS" POLICY, CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS ... please read on:

The items I offer are vintage/antique and typically show signs of wear consistent with age and use. I go above and beyond to research and describe each item and its condition thoroughly and accurately, and also include clear, detailed photos for your review. I'm proud to say that Third Floor Retro's feedback ratings reflect this attention to detail!

If you need more details or photos of an item prior to buying, please don’t hesitate to convo me. I’ll gladly answer any questions that may help you decide if an item is right for you. After all, I want you to be happy with your purchase! :)

I value great customer service — as both a buyer and a seller — and am committed to doing all I can to fix any issue that may arise. If the issue is anything other than a listing inaccuracy, you will be refunded the value of the item only (not the original or return shipping costs), minus a 20% restocking fee.

If by unfortunate chance your item arrives damaged due to shipper mistreatment, contact me within 24 hours of delivery. You’ll need to retain the item, shipping label, box, all interior packaging and take photos of the damaged item. A damage claim can't be filed without these items!

Shipping policies

Your item will be packaged with utmost care, using clean recycled items like bubble wrap and boxes when possible. Doing so reduces shipping costs and pleases Mother Nature. I’m confident you’ll be pleased when your package arrives!

I charge only actual shipping fees using primarily U.S. Post Office Priority Mail service, which has proven to be speedy and reliable (and automatically includes tracking and insurance up to $100). Large, heavy items are typically shipped via FedEx Home Delivery service.

Know that I have a great track record for getting orders shipped out within one business day (oftentimes within hours!) of payment confirmation.

If you’d like me to use a faster shipping service, a cheaper shipping method, to add insurance or arrange for signature confirmation please just convo me prior to shipping and I’ll gladly recalculate costs!

And combined shipping? For sure! If you don't convo me before buying, no problem: I promptly issue refunds for shipping overages of $2 and up.

All listed shipping prices are for the contiguous United States. Please convo for rates to Alaska, Hawaii and international destinations prior to purchase. Please bear in mind that international buyers are responsible for all customs duties, taxes, levies or fees — and that the shop is not responsible for delays due to customs.
Your item will be packaged with utmost care, using clean recycled items like bubble wrap and boxes when possible. Doing so reduces shipping costs and pleases Mother Nature. I’m confident you’ll be pleased when your package arrives!

I charge only actual shipping fees using primarily U.S. Post Office Priority Mail service, which has proven to be speedy and reliable (and automatically includes tracking and insurance up to $100). Large, heavy items are typically shipped via FedEx Home Delivery service.

Know that I have a great track record for getting orders shipped out within one business day (oftentimes within hours!) of payment confirmation.

If you’d like me to use a faster shipping service, a cheaper shipping method, to add insurance or arrange for signature confirmation please just convo me prior to shipping and I’ll gladly recalculate costs!

And combined shipping? For sure! If you don't convo me before buying, no problem: I promptly issue refunds for shipping overages of $2 and up.

All listed shipping prices are for the contiguous United States. Please convo for rates to Alaska, Hawaii and international destinations prior to purchase. Please bear in mind that international buyers are responsible for all customs duties, taxes, levies or fees — and that the shop is not responsible for delays due to customs.

Additional policies

*** The Honest Vintage Pledge: Everything in my shop is at least 20 years old or older. I stake my reputation on it. I will never knowingly sell a fake or a repro knockoff to my customers. EVER!

*** Pet Allergy Alert: My home is extremely pet friendly, so please consider this if you have pet allergies. Thanks!

*** Environmental Allergy Alert: In general, I don't know the history of where an item has been stored or the environmental conditions that each has encountered on the road it traveled before reaching my hands. These items are old and, for the most part, are exactly as I find them. If you have allergies to environmental conditions such as dust, rust, paint, dirt, smoke, etc., please consider your own personal tolerance before buying.

c1962 Cram’s Imperial World Globe, 12” Desktop Globe on Unique Wire Base, Embossed Real Brass Full Meridian, Vivid Colors, Great Condition

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: pasteboard globe, embossed brass full ring meridian, goldtone heavy metal hairpin legs stand, metal time dial
  • Feedback: 474 reviews
  • Favorited by: 137 people
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