34. [Inkwell Globe]

34. Unknown, 1852
[Inkwell Globe]
Smith Collection: SM-1852-21

This novelty globe (#34) opens in halves to reveal an glass inkwell inside. Made in 1852, the inkwell globe is mounted on an elaborate iron base. It does not actually show the continents of the Earth. Instead, it seems to be an imaginary planet, making it the perfect ornament for the desk of a fiction writer.