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Replogle 12" Relief Globe, — Made By: As a kid, I used a Replogle globe to find the location of faraway cities. And it all started nearly 20 years before mankind had ever seen an actual photograph of the planet Earth as we know it. Luther Replogle is the hero of this story—another example of the down-and-out salesman with a dream of something greater.
Born in New Hampshire in , he spent much of his adult life as a farmer and blacksmith in nearby Vermont. After seeing a pair of terrestrial and celestial globes at Dartmouth College, he decided to make his own. He set about learning geography from an encyclopedia he purchased for the purpose and learned engraving from an experienced engraver of maps. Around he had produced his first globe, and by he and his sons had established an "artificial globe manufactory" in Albany, New York, where they produced globes of three-inch, nine-inch, and thirteen-inch diameters.