Very interesting and very rare tactile globe for the blind with labels in braille. It was most likely produced by Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Unlike with other of examples of this globe, the use of the high contrast black colour for the continents suggests it was not only used by completely blind students but also students with partial visual impairment. Land masses are represented with raised relief, topography is represented with rugged surface, using different level of ruggedness for higher mountains. Oceans and continents are labeled in english Braille. Important meridians and international dateline are marked with dotted lines. Important cities are pinpointed by a single dot.
The globe sits on a metal wire stand that came in several different versions. The globe is heavier than it looks and it's probably not completely hollow.
Good example with some minor wear. The metal stand slightly bent at one leg.
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