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    Re: How Globes were Made in the 1950s
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2016 Nov 19, 01:45 -0800

    The bit they start with appears heavy to lift.  The finished Globe appears fairly light for its size, so how do they get the middle out?  Couldn’t you have great fun if all the slices rotated like a kind of Rubik’s sphere?  What a great teaching aid that would be. 

    Also, you have to remember that for some time after WW2 materials were still in short supply in the UK.  Modern plastics were still fairly limited in their availability, and aluminium for spinning might still have been difficult to come by for domestic use.  Most birthday and Christmas present games were made from that cheapest form of cardboard, strawboard I think it was called, that rarely survived the day. 


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