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    Re: How Globes were Made in the 1950s
    From: Bill Lionheart
    Date: 2016 Nov 19, 09:58 +0000

    My father won a set of children's encyclopedias and a globe in the
    1960s in a competition and we only recently threw away the globe as it
    had broken. It did indeed seem to be made of papier mache. I presume
    it was spherical not oblate (it would only have been about 1mm
    different I think)
    On 19 November 2016 at 09:48, David Pike  wrote:
    > 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.
    > DaveP
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