Kellogg’s Wheel of Knowledge Interesting Facts about the United States


Cartographic chart of the 48 states in America (plus D.C.), issued by Kellogg’s Cereal.

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This rotating paper chart, called a volvelle, was published in 1931 by the A. Knapp Company as a promotional item for Kellogg’s Cereals. Two box tops sent to the headquarters in Battle Creek would result in the delivery of the educational game/marketing tool, whose center wheel rotates and points to each state located along the border. As the wheel rotates, information presented in each window (population, principal river, square miles, capital, etc.) changes to reflect each state, which is numbered according to the inset map.

America’s overseas territories, Alaska, and Hawaii are not included – perhaps because they were not in the distribution range of the company. Images of four Kellogg’s cereal brands can be found in each corner, All-Bran, Pep, Corn Flakes, and Rice Krispies – and on the verso is additional advertising lauding the healthful properties of each.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1931

Author: A Knapp

Sheet Width (in): 6.5

Sheet Height (in): 6.5

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Moderate wear and soiling around the outer edges, most evident in the corner near Maryland. Some light abrasions in the center dial from where an eraser was taken to old pencil marks. Functions well and the center rivet remains strong. About good condition overall.


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