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Manual for Joslin's New Solar Telluric Globe, Designed for the Use of Families, Schools and Academies
G. Joslin, Boston 1866 - Copyright 1852. S.O. Thayer, Printer. 30 pages. Manual and problem book for Joslin's New Solar Telluric Globe. This device is comprised of a Joslin 6-inch globe in meridian ("day circle") revolving with arrow pointer on a pierced cast iron stand with paper calendar and zodiac, and having central brass ball representing the sun. This was a popular model for Joslin, produced in relatively large numbers in the second half of the 19th century. The introduction of the manual explains the need and utility for the Solar Telluric Globe, emphasizing that it is both "a model of the earth and sun, showing their motions, and illustrating the relations which each sustains to the other." The frontispage opposite the title has a woodcut illustration of the globe. Part I of the manual describes each part of the Solar Telluric Globe and its significance in using the device. Part II consists of a series of astronomy and geography problems for students to solve using the device. Gilman Joslin (1804-c. 1886), one of America's most prolific globe makers, began making globes for Josiah Loring (1775-c. 1840) in 1837, and took over the business two years later. Loring had begun selling globes in 1832. He advertised that his globes were superior to British globes of the period. Yet, early Loring globes were either imported from C. Smith & Sons, one of the leading British globe makers of the late Georgian period, or re-engraved versions of Smith & Sons globes. Gilman Joslin began as a wood turner and maker of looking glass mirrors. After taking over Loring s business, he began producing globes under the Loring name and under his own name. Joslin set up a globe manufacturing facility in Boston, and by 1850 had five workers. Gilman Joslin was joined by his son William B. Joslin in 1874 and the firm continued in operation as Gilman Joslin & Son until 1907. To view a picture of the title page and frontispiece illustration, contact us. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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