Manufacture and Examples

Traditionally, blood cells were produced by the passage of a paper plate printed on a sphere often made of wood.

The most common type long ago, thin strips of paper that are narrowed to a point at the poles, the small disks cover the inevitable irregularities at these points. More Gori exist, unless it stretches and releases to make paper for the ball.

Modern blood cells are often made of thermoplastic material. Dishes, plastic discs are printed with a distorted map of one of Earth’s hemispheres. This is placed on a machine that forms the disc in a hemispherical shape. The hemisphere joins with its opposite counterpart to form a complete globe.

Usually a globe is mounted at an angle of 23.5 ° on a meridian. In addition to making it easy to use, this installation also represents the angle of the planet in relation to its sun and the rotation of the planet. This allows you to easily see how they change the days and seasons of the year.


The Unisphere at Flushing Meadows, New York, at the Billie Jean Tennis Tennis Center, 120 meters (36.6 m) in diameter, is the world’s largest globe. (There are larger spherical structures, such as Cinesphere in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but this has no geographical or astronomical markings.)

Eartha, currently the largest spinning globe in the world (41 feet or 12 feet in diameter), at DeLorme’s Yarmouth, Maine

The Mapparium, three-story glass globe, at the Baker Eddy Mary Library in Boston, traverses visitors through a 30-meter (9.1 m) glass bridge.

The Babson globe in Wellesley, Massachusetts, a globe 26 meters in diameter (7.9 m) that originally rotated on the axis and on the base to simulate day and night and the seasons

The giant globe in the lobby of News Building in New York City.

The Globe Hitler, also known as the Führer Globe, was formally named the Columbus Globe for state and industry leaders. Two editions existed during the life of Hitler, created in the mid thirties at his orders. (The second edition changed the name of Abyssinia, in East Italian Africa). These globes were “huge” and expensive. According to the New York Times, “the real world, Columbus was almost the size of a Volkswagen and, at that time, more expensive.” Several still exist, including three in Berlin, one in a geographic institute, one in the Märkisches Museum, and one in the Deutsches Historisches Museum. The latter has a Soviet bullet hole through Germany. One of Monaco’s two public collectors has an American bullet hole through Germany. There are many in private hands inside and outside Germany. A much smaller version of the Hitler globe was ridiculed by Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator, a film released in 1940.