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SCHEDLER, Joseph (fl. 1850-80), New York

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SCHEDLER, Joseph (fl. 1850-80), New York
PRIZE MEDAL PARIS EXPOSN. 1867. J. SCHEDLER'S TERRESTRIAL GLOBE 12 inches Diameter Compiled from the latest and most authentic Sources including all the recent GEOGR. DISCOVERIES Containing the Principal lines of oceanic STEAM COMMUNICATION and Submarine Telegraphs, Patented Nov. 24th. 1868. E. STEIGER N.Y.
A 12-inch (30.5cm.) diameter terrestrial table globe made up of twelve chromolithographed gores and two polar calottes, the equatorial graduated in degrees, the ecliptic graduated in days clockwise and anticlockwise, and showing the months and the symbols of the houses of the zodiac, the countries coloured, the Antartic with partial coastline, central Africa marked Unexplored Country, the oceans showing the currents, shipping rotes and times in days (e.g. Southampton - N. York 12) and telegraph cables and dates (e.g. French Cable 1869) (some marking and abrasions, with slight loss of image), with metal meridian ring divided into four quadrants, brass hour ring graduated 1-12 twice, chromolithographed horizon ring divided into four quadrants and showing the names and symbols of the houses of the zodiac, and the days and months, mounted on attractive copperised cast iron stand, the three quadrants and legs with foliate decoration united by central column with roller supporting meridian ring -- 20in. (51cm.) high

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Literature
Lothar Zögner Die Welt In Händen (Berlin, 1989)
Elly Dekker and Peter van der Krogt Globes From The Western World (London, 1993)

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Globes From The Western World notes that: "the German immigrant Joseph Schedler ... started producing maps and globe in the 1850s. He carried off three medals with his globes: at the Paris International Exhibition of 1867, the American Institute fair of 1869 and the Vienna International Exhibition of 1873 ... in 1875 he published An Illustrated Manual for the Use of the Terrestrial and Celestial Globes" (p. 142). Schedler was also, "one of the first to draw in shipping lines, telegraph lines, ocean currents, depth figures and lines of the same magnetic variation" (p. 143). Zögner comments that: "Er erhielt diverse Patente auf Verbesserung an Globen und deren Montage sowie für Tellurien" (p. 127).
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