Article ID: CBB001024621

Die Chicago-Gruppe: Globenmacher des 20. Jahrhunderts in Chicago und Umgebung (2005/2006)


This paper discusses six American globe makers active in the Chicago area in the first half of the 20th century: George F. Cram, Replogle, Denoyer-Geppert, Weber Costello, Rand McNally and A. J. Nystrom. Attention is given primarily to production generally from 1900 to c. 1950. These profiles are not meant to be comprehensive, but to suggest general trends in globe production during this period. The George F. Cram Company ultimately relocated to Indianapolis, but is included here because of its long history in Chicago before. Overall production of globes by manufacturers of the Chicago Group during the first half of the 20th century can only be described as prodigious. However, only three companies of this group continue to manufacture globes today: Replogle and A. J. Nystrom in the Chicago area and George F. Cram, located in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Description Focuses on globemakers of the first half of the century.

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Authors & Contributors
Brenni, Paolo
Rudolph, John L.
Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr.
Platt, Harold L.
Howell, Alan C.
Turner, Stephen Park
Rittenhouse: Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Der Globusfreund: Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Globen- und Instrumentenkunde
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Science and Education
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Bardwell Press
Shaun Tyas
Harvard University Press
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Instrument makers
Science and industry
Science education and teaching
Public health
Lomax, James
Stigler, George Joseph
Friedman, Milton
Veblen, Thorstein Bunde
Moxon, Joseph
Bodo von Borries
United States
Chicago (Illinois, U.S.)
Great Britain
Manchester (England)
London (England)
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
17th century
University of Chicago
A. H. Andrews & Co.

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