Replogle World Globe

R350.00

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Replogle World Globe

R350.00

Replogle is a story of endurance. Most businesses don’t survive more than a couple of years, let alone nearly a century, and to be a niche company that specialises in something like maps, is even a harder feat! Replogle was started by Luther Replogle in 1930, operating out of his apartment in Chicago, making globes by hand with maps bought from England. I love a line from one of their advertisements: “Do not be fooled by windows. Even the good ones offer a limited view”.

Some 88 years later, Replogle are now the world’s largest globe manufacturer! Today’s globe, which is a bit worse for wear, having lost most of the tape that hides the join between the two hemispheres, dates to sometime between 1965 and 1978. Fortunately the metal base is still mostly in good nick, so if you look after your globe well, it should still last a good many years.

Dimensions: Approx. 39cm tall x 30cm in diameter

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