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Back in the day, say around the early 1900s, this was used for what?

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31 Responses

  1. Deborah says:

    Hmm. How about a tool for predicting the length of day or night? You might shine a light on the mirror and then tip the "earth" accordingly. Oh, boy. This might be a stretch! :-)

  2. gretchen says:

    It almost looks like a rudimentary version of the Munsell Color System.

  3. lisa says:

    some kind of color forecasting system???

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  4. Aloha charlie says:

    Book end?

  5. mln920 says:

    I think it was used as a globe for schools..

  6. Michele Richards says:

    A globe to show the time zones for different region's on earth?

  7. eldredge bourque says:

    I think its a hidden bar inside the globe.

  8. Jenna says:

    I agree with Deborah: a contraption to calculate time of sunrise/sunset?

  9. Karan says:

    Is it a fire starter?

  10. sharnshar says:

    Does it determine what kind of moon phase will be on the horizon? I know they planted "by the moon" and this looks like it has some sort of mirror in the back to create the moons' shawdow…Gosh, just a guess. Shar

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