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I need help with an old time Map thinggy

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:12 pm

OK...I am dating myself here...when I was a kid, my great uncle and aunt had a huge flat map of the world on their den wall it was framed and looked like it was metal...here is the catch...it was electric and it had what looked like a shadow and a light the represented where the sun was on the world map...shadow for night and light for day.

I remember my mother saying it was them showing off how rich they were...but I was fascinated with it. I was thinking I would look into finding one in an antique shop or someplace, but I cant find one on line or even what it was called. I have tried all the usual searches and image searches and so forth, but haven't found even a picture of one.

Does anyone know what I am remembering/talking about?
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Re: I need help with an old time Map thinggy

Post by FredS » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:21 pm

Maybe a Geochron Map is what you're after? Google it.
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Re: I need help with an old time Map thinggy

Post by gaining_age » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:22 pm

Is this a modern version? Geochron Standard World Clock, Black Goatskin with Silver Trim (on amazon)
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Post by Jocose » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:26 pm

Sounds like a huge, framed flat map of the world that looks metal and is powered with electricity with what looks like a shadow and a light the represented where the sun was on the world map, with shadow for night and light for day.

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Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:35 pm

Ours wasn’t framed. It hung on the wall in the back room of the old converted chicken coop house. I loved that thing.
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Post by Hovannes » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:38 pm

I remember seeing one in a fancy Hotel Lobby.
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Post by gaining_age » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:39 pm

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Like that?

Or older:

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Post by TNLawPiper » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:24 pm

Don’t worry. I found a link for GA’s recommendations: https://www.geochron.com/clocks/

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Post by Bloodhound » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:06 pm

You guys are the best...that's the idea...now I have to find an old one. Jo I think you were the most helpful of all...
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Post by Sir Moose » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:15 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
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Jo I think you were the most helpful of all...
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Post by Bloodhound » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:06 pm
You guys are the best...that's the idea...now I have to find an old one. Jo I think you were the most helpful of all...

Said while tounge was firmly in cheek
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Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:28 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:06 pm
You guys are the best...that's the idea...now I have to find an old one. Jo I think you were the most helpful of all...

Said while tongue was firmly in cheek
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Re: I need help with an old time Map thinggy

Post by Sir Moose » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:29 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:06 pm
You guys are the best...that's the idea...now I have to find an old one. Jo I think you were the most helpful of all...

Said while tounge was firmly in cheek
I guess I should have gone back to see what Jo posted before I assumed your sincerity. I apparently need coffee.
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Post by Bloodhound » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm

Yup it looks like I will not be getting one...they are big bucks...guess My Uncle and Aunt were showing off...who knew
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Re: I need help with an old time Map thinggy

Post by JudgeRusty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:39 pm

Had a small one once-from a yard sale. Didn't work.
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Post by Jocose » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:44 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:06 pm
You guys are the best...that's the idea...now I have to find an old one. Jo I think you were the most helpful of all...

Said while tounge was firmly in cheek
Theimpudent texted. He said that it is tongue and not tounge.

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Post by Jocose » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:45 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Yup it looks like I will not be getting one...they are big bucks...guess My Uncle and Aunt were showing off...who knew
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Re: I need help with an old time Map thinggy

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:47 pm

Jocose wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:06 pm
You guys are the best...that's the idea...now I have to find an old one. Jo I think you were the most helpful of all...

Said while tounge was firmly in cheek
Theimpudent texted. He said that it is tongue and not tounge.

Click
oops...edit window has closed...but it is noted for the next time I tipe the word tongue :P
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Post by Jocose » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:49 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Jocose wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:06 pm
You guys are the best...that's the idea...now I have to find an old one. Jo I think you were the most helpful of all...

Said while tounge was firmly in cheek
Theimpudent texted. He said that it is tongue and not tounge.

Click
oops...edit window has closed...but it is noted for the next time I tipe the word tongue :P
Theimpudent texted again. He says that he saw what you did there and smiled.
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Post by coco » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:23 pm

gaining_age wrote:
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