Herman Schedler was the successor to Joseph Schedler (fl.1850-1880), a German immigrant whose globes won prizes at the Paris International Exhibition in 1867, the American Institute Fair in 1869 and the Vienna International Exhibition in 1873. He was based in Jersey City, New Jersey, and his globes were mostly sold through bookseller E. Steiger in New York. In 1875 he published An Illustrated Manual for the Use of the Terrestrial and Celestial Globes. His were some of the first globes to include details of shipping lines, telegraph lines, ocean currents, depth figures and lines of magnetic variation. The largest of his globes was a pair of 20in. (51cm.) diameter.