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Monthly Archives: February 2015

  • 3 Unforgettable Celestial Globes from the Globe Museum

    The Globe Museum

    museum2The Globe Museum located in Vienna, Austria is the only one of its kind in the world. Opened in 1956, it is connected to the Austrian National Library. They contain an impressive collection of historic globes, with over 700 on offer. While most of the globes are available for academic research properties, they have 250 terrestrial and celestial globes on display for the public. They specialize in globes made before 1950, although they contain some more recent models as well. This is a place we at Columbus Globes would definitely like to visit if we ever to make it to Vienna! Until then, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite antique celestial globes from their collection. Without further ado, here are three unforgettable celestial globes that the Globe Museum houses.

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  • The 3 Coolest Pocket Globes from the 1800's

    Pocket Globes

    pocket globeWhile the 18th century saw the invention of the pocket globes, the practice of keeping them became especially popular in the 19th century. Pocket globes were typically only a few inches in diameter, and were a status symbol for upper class European gentlemen to carry around. These globes were not particularly practical; after all, how could globes of this small size be effectively used for navigation or education? It is thought that rich men carried these around to show off their worldliness along with their knowledge of cutting-edge geography or perhaps might have been popular for very wealthy children to play with. Without further ado, here are our three favorite pocket globes from this era!

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  • Super Globes for the Super Bowl

    The 2015 Super Bowl XLIX

    super bowlSuper Bowl Sunday is behind us! We hope that you enjoyed the game, and got to watch and eat good food with dear friends and family. Along with the game itself, pop star Katy Perry gave a quintessentially outrageous half time show, and the advertisements were as funny as usual. Even before the Super Bowl, there was controversy surrounding an advertisement, with GoDaddy.com's spoof of a Budweiser ad getting pulled from the game before days before kick-off. After debuting the Go Daddy commercial on the internet, the ad generated such a severe backlash that the company decided to air a different commercial during the Super Bowl instead. The New England Patriots played the Seattle Seahawks in Arizona, and while we are not football experts here at Columbus globes (don't worry, we will not bore you with our in-depth football analysis), we did decide to highlight two of our super globes in honor of the Super Bowl! We currently sell the two largest world globes in production, and here is a brief run down on both of these beauties.

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