ROTA-RAY MAP OF NEW YORK.

ROTA-RAY MAP SYSTEMS

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Chicago: Rota-Ray Map Systems, 1921., An example of a road map system for early motorists. A map of New York state is sectionalized and formed into a long strip 3.25 inches wide, attached at each end to rollers, and enclosed in a case with a window revealing the maps as the rollers are turned. The map, by Rand McNally, can be illuminated from the rear by a battery-operated light bulb. From the box: "Wind Proof / Water Proof / Illuminated / Compact / Shows best roads between all points, Trail Markings, City Maps--all the information the Automobilist needs." This is the earliest edition, with bakelite turning knobs, dark green case, monochromatic map. A later edition from 1923 has metal cranks for turning, and the map has colored routes. Light bulb present, battery not included. First edition. Map 3.25 inches x [?]; slight discoloration to plastic viewing window; metal case (10 x 16 cm) very good, with bulb but lacking battery, in Mfg.ís box showing some wear. A very good example of this uncommon road map device. (Item ID: 013076)


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