Townsend's Globe


This material was contributed by Charles Townsend, Member #T-347




Dennis Townsend was a school teacher and a supt. of schools in the Reading, Windsor County, Vermont area. Around 1870 he invented 'Townsend's Folding Globe'. His family genealogy is on a website, at <>


Townsend's Patent Folding Globe was sold folded in a cardboard cover


Opening the cover shows a key to the countries on the left, and the folded map on the right.



Pulling the rings at the top and bottom opens it into a 6" globe.



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