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Byrd Illuminated Desk Globe

$249.00

Price: $249.00

Item#:1020643

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With just a touch, the ten bright LEDs inside our Byrd desk globe illuminate to bring even greater clarity and detail to our award-winning cartography. With the same blue ocean coloring of our most popular wall maps, it’s suitable for home, office, and classroom alike. More than 4,000 place names are printed on paper gored, adhered to a plastic globe. Die-cast, copper-painted meridian and hardwood base. Tap to illuminate. Auto shut-off.


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16" diameter x 20"H. Batteries included.


National Geographic is proud to introduce our new line of globes for home, office, and classroom. Our floor-standing, tripod, and illuminated globes are all manufactured in the U.S. by Replogle, which has been making globes for more than 80 years. Each globe has more than 4,000 place names, printed on durable press-craft, plastic-impregnated paper.


Started in the founder’s basement at the height of the Depression, Replogle has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of fine globes. National Geographic’s award-winning cartography group was founded in 1915 and has helped shape our vision of the world through the art and science of mapmaking.


Each handsome globe comes with a certificate of authenticity.


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Byrd Illuminated Desk Globe
 
3.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ideal.

By renfil

from Ste-Anne de Beaupré, Quebec, Canada.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful colours
  • Nice size

Cons

  • no complaints

Best Uses

  • Find Places I Read About

Comments about Byrd Illuminated Desk Globe:

So far so good,not disapointed, worth the price I paid.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Desk globe, Made in China

By V

from Des Moines, IA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to read
  • Light works well

Cons

  • Expensive Cheaply Made
  • Instructions not clear
  • Made Rather Flimsy

Best Uses

    Comments about Byrd Illuminated Desk Globe:

    First product arrived broke, it's not real sturdy. It seems rather expensive for what you get.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    not well made

    By jesse

    from philadelphia, pa.

    Comments about Byrd Illuminated Desk Globe:

    delivery was fine; the product itself was inferior.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Needs improved packaging

    By Don't have one.

    from Fairfax, VA

    Pros

      Cons

      • Battery
      • Difficult
      • Replacement
      • Too

      Best Uses

        Comments about Byrd Illuminated Desk Globe:

        Packaging for shipment needs improvement. I had to add items from the first globe received to the next globe received to obtain a complete globe. Power source should be where the globe does not have to be disassembled to replace the batteries.

        (15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beautiful color

        By Tom

        from Midlothian, Virginia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful color easy use
        • Easy to use
        • Luminated

        Cons

        • Poor quality control

        Best Uses

        • Education
        • Information

        Comments about Byrd Illuminated Desk Globe:

        First Shipment came broken. Replaced in a very timely fashion.

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