These Elite Craftsmen Make $60,000 Globes. Wait Until You See The Astounding Level Of Detail.
Be honest: When was the last time you really, carefully looked at a globe? It was probably sometime around third grade, when your teacher kept one in the classroom.
Truthfully, people simply don't use globes anymore, and most of them have turned into living room conversation pieces instead of tools for learning. However, one of the last known globe makers in the world just might change that.
Bellerby & Co. Globemakers is one of two globemaking companies in the world.
When it comes to starting a globe, slow and steady is the name of the game.
They follow the old school methods, including a process called "goring."
Goring means that in order to create the globe, you glue strips of the map around the core.
Each gore has to be made in sets, in case one of the strips gets damaged.
Measuring during the goring process is crucial: Without it, there would be huge gaps left in the globes.
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