While the rest of mankind does its best to blow the world up, these British artisans like building new ones. Just north of London, some 60,000 globes were handcrafted every year in the 1950s.
In this 1955 film showcased by British Pathé, we get a glimpse into the step-by-step process and history of it what it takes to create these magnificent globes.
The first known globe was made in 1492 and are usually made out of wood and coated with nine separate layers of plaster before being transferred to another department where the covering mat is pasted on.
The majority of the globes go to schools and are printed in all languages.
Incredibly, there are a few studios in the world that actually STILL make globes by hand. It’s actually quite amazing, and you can check it out here.
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