This is the first time that I’ve come across this Italian make of globe. Tecnodidattica have been making globes since 1949, and are still going strong today – in fact they still manufacture this Orion globe, and not much seems to have changed in their design of it! Unfortunately I don’t have the globe in front of me (and it’s too cold to go outside to the store room to look at it!), so I can’t tell how old it is by looking at the names of the countries, but going on the amount of wear and tear I think it’s got a little bit of age to it, although the base is made of plastic so gives it a bit of a modern look. The colours have yellowed a bit with age, which I quite like, and you can see from the photos that the plastic has started to lift slightly along the joins, as well as on the top of the globe. None of the wear’s too noticeable though, and the globe looks fantastic when it’s illuminated!
A wonderful educational toy that can double as a night light. The perfect accessory for a child’s bedroom or a grown-up’s study.
Note: This globe is a bit smaller than you’d expect it to be, so please pay attention to the dimensions below
Dimensions: 37cm tall x 25cm in diameter