This globe shows no constellation figures or contours, but only the brightest
stars used for navigation. It has a brass horizon and meridian ring designed by
a Lieut. English, that are used to identify the stars. The wooden case is
stamped with the name of the owner: "J DAVIES / I R N SIGNAL STATION / ST CATHERINES POINT / NITON UNDERCLIFF / N R VENTOR / IOW"
John Cary began making globes in London in 1791. The firm became Cary & Co. in the early 1890s, and were at this Pall Mall address in the early 1900s.
Ref: Elly Dekker, Globes at Greenwich (London, 1999), pp. 293-303.
English’s Patent Star Finder (n.p., n.d.)