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Publication numberUS418455 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 31, 1889
Publication numberUS 418455 A, US 418455A, US-A-418455, US418455 A, US418455A
InventorsOlin D. Gray
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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(No Model.)


Patented Dee. 31, 1889.





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 418,455, dated December 31,1889.

Application filed November 18, 1889. Serial No. 330,757. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, OLIN D. GRAY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Globes (Educational,) of which the following is a specification. Y

The invention relates to improvements in globes; and it consists, essentially, of a globe constructed in sections and inclosing a strip of flexible material bearing pictures, said strip being capable of being extended or un folded to disclose the picturesque representat tions thereon.

In the preferred form of the invention the globe will bear on its exterior surface a map of the world and illustrate by dotted lines the lines of travel taken by Christopher Columbus on his two voyages of discovery to the their New WVorld, and said globe will be formed in two equal hemispherical sect-ions provided at opposite edges with spring-catches or other fastening devices and forming within the globe a compartment containing the folded strip of material bearing the pictures. The

sections of the globe may be constructed of.

wood with the interior compartment cut therein, or of pulp-such as paper or leather pulp-in which event the interior compartment for the flexible or extensible strip will be formed by securing rectangular boxes in the shells constituting the globe. It is preferred that the interior compartment of the globe be rectangular in outline, since thereby a flexible strip of the greatest uniform width throughout may be housed therein, and the durability of the article thus increased. The flexible strip will bear, by preference, on one of its faces pictures indicative of. historical epochs since the discovery of the WVestern Hemisphere, and on its reverse face representations of buildings of the YVorlds Fair and other matters of present interest.

The invention will be more fully understood from the detailed description hereinafter presented, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a plan view of the globe with a map of the world represented on the exterior surface thereof and the two lines of travel of Columbus on his voyages of discovery designated by dotted lines; Fig. 2, a central vertical section of the globe with the hemispherical sections thereof separated and the flexible strip extended, this view for convenience representing one of said sections as made of wood and the other of pulp, with the rectangular box compartment secured therein; and Fig. 3, a perspective view of the globe, partly broken away, with its two sections hinged together at one edge and thrown open, the flexible strip being shown extended.

' In the drawings, A B respectively designate the two hemispherical sections of the globe, and C the flexible strip confined within the compartment D, formed within said sections The sections A B, when brought together, form the complete globe illustrated in Fig. 1, and may be held in the position indicated by the spring-catches E, provided at the opposite edges of one of said sections and engaging notches I F, formed in the corresponding edges of the other of said sections.

The spring-catches E will be actuated by the button G when it is desired to release them from the notches F.

lVithin the sections A B the compartment D may be formed in various convenient ways, two of which are illustrated in Fig. 2, in which the section Bis shown as constructed of wood with the rectangular compartment D cut therein, while the section A is pressed up from pulpsuch as paper or leather pulpin the form of a shell, the compartment being formed by a rectangular box H, seated therein. One end of the ,flexible strip C is secured within the compartment of the section A, and the other end of said strip is secured within the compartment of the section B, and said strip is folded in order to obtain the greatest length of strip for the article. tons Gr, the spring-catches E may be released from the notches F and the two sections A B separated from each other, thereby extending or unfolding the flexible strip C and disclosin g the picturesque representations displayed upon the opposite sides of the same.

If desired, the sections A B of the globe may be hinged together at one edge, as illustrated in Fig. 3, and a spring-catch provided Upon pressure being applied to the but-,


at theo-ther edge, in which event one end of section A of the globe may be made shallow,'.

if desired, While the portion of said compart ment in section B of the globe may be made to contain the folded strip 0.

Upon the exterior of the'globe, as illustrated inFig. 1, Will be represented a map of the world, with the lines of travel taken by Chris-j topher Columbus on his two voyages of dis-5 covery to the Western Hemisphere designated bydotted lines-ct l).

I do not limitvmyself to the precise details of constructiom'sinoe, as illustrated in Figs: 2and 3, the particular formation of the hemi spherical sections A B',together with the-mam; ner of securing them together, may bevaried}; to some extent without departing from the spirit of the-invention. j

What'I elaimas my invention, and desire:

to secure byLetters Patent,::is

1. The globe containing an interior compartment, combined Wllihthe "flexible strip bearing illustrations confined therein and adapted to be extended therefrom, substan-, tially as set forth. 2. The globe made'in separable sectionsl and bearing on its exterior surfacea map of; the World, said .globe containing an interior} compartment, combined :Wltll the flexible; strip confined therein andadapted to be ex-i tended therefrom, substantially as set forth.

3. The globe constructed of separable sections and bearing 011 its exterior a map of the World, said globe containing an interior rectangular-shaped compartment, combined with the folded strip confined therein and adapted to be extended therefrom, substantial] y as set forth.

4. The globe constructed of separable sections and bearing on its exterior a map of the world, said globe containing an interlor oompartment, combined with the folded strip confined therein and adapted to be extended therefrom, the ends of the strip being attached t0 the sections of the globe, substantially as set forth.

5. The globe constructed of separable sections and containing an interior compartment rectangular in outline, combined with the folded strip confined therein and adapted to be extended therefrom, substantially-as set forth.

6. The globe bearingon its exterior surface a map of the World and containin g an 1nter1or compartment, combined with the strip bearing illustrations confined therein and adapted to be extended therefrom, substantially asset i forth.

'7. The globe composed of sections provided With an interior compartment and springcatches, combined with the strip bearing lllllS- 'trations confined in said compartment and adapted to be extended therefrom, substan- :tially as set forth. I

' Signed at New Y-ork, in thecounty of New. Yorkand State of NeW'York, this'15thday of November, A. D. 1889. g

' OLIN D.' GRAY. Witnesses:


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