Monday, December 12, 2011
SOLD vintage schoolhouse map set- $395
well, here's something you don't see everyday- a set of seven maps on a single, spring-loaded roller, circa 1934. made by the webb costello co., chicago heights, each full-color, canvas-backed lithographed map can be rolled down and viewed one at a time by way of the technologically magical "multiple map holder" system. (this revolutionary patent was issued to W. B. Wilson in 1927. there's a small brass tag on the wooden mounting frame listing the patent number. a cool detail that makes this thing even cooler.) maps contained on this roller are: africa, south america, north america, asia, united states, europe and the world. there is some light water damage at the base of each map, but as it unrolls, the condition rapidly improves, revealing full-color maps in incredible detail. dimensions are 57" x 46". someone is going to be real real happy to have this beaut hanging in their home. right now that person is me and i'm happy as heck.