A random stop at a garage sale on my way to town yielded this bad boy of a globe!
It's called a Special Ranally Physical-Political Globe.
The red lines you see across the globe are the shipping lines of the era.
It was not marked with a date, but after a little sleuthing on the web, I found out that the globe and support were patented in 1935...
...and the globe mounting was patented in 1936.
It has a large metal base with casters on it so that it is more easily moved across the floor.
The entire piece is metal...even the globe, which is covered with a paper material.
Beyond the tables of clothing, knick-knacks, and miscellany, you never know what will be hiding in the corner of a garage at a sale!
Now, where to put it?
Some other things to check out right now...