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Vintage World Globe Pre-WW2 c1934 Art Deco Replogle Short Wave Radio

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A c1934 12in. Standard Globe by Replogle Globes Inc.

Radio has entered it's "Golden Age" (1935-50) and has revolutionized international broadcasting and communications. In 1935, 2 out 3 American homes owned a radio and advertising money began to switch from print to radio. Luther Replogle virtually creates a legend of these international radio stations, allowing home listeners to follow the world's events on their globes by coordinating the appropriate station. These stations will later provide a vital role in the war to come, not only for much needed information of the war but as a propaganda tool.

As Shortwave stations are being disbanded in lieu of the internet this globe captures a small piece of 1930's technology and history.

A handsome 12in. Standard Globe by Replogle, Chicago A fiberboard orb covered in 12 glossy paper gores with a bronze colored semi meridian mounted on a round, bronze colored domed metal base. Meridian and base are gilded in a a gold color. Total height is 17in.

Political bounderies displayed include; Manchukuo (occupied and renamed by the Japanese in 1931-45), French Indochina, Siam (changes to Thailand in 1939), Persia with Iran in parethesis (changes to Iran in 1935), Arabia (changes to Saudi Arabia in 1932)

The condition of the globe is age consistant including some soiling, small amount of creasing, and a couple of splits. The equatorial tape is intact but a section is split and missing the bottom portion in the Indian Ocean. The base and meridian are in exceptional condition no losses. Overall the globe has retained it's high gloss sheen without losses and remains an attractive and historical piece.

Vintage World Globe Pre-WW2 c1934 Art Deco Replogle Short Wave Radio


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: paper, metal
  • Only ships within United States.
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