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Glazer admires globes because they’re useful scientific instruments. If it’s noon where you are, you can set a globe’s time dial (the metal disc on top of a globe) to noon facing your global location. The other numbers on the dial show what time it is around the world.
Glazer also appreciates the details of globes before World War II. The former American globe manufacturer Weber Costello produced black-ocean globes with art deco chrome airplane bases. The airplane globe reflected a fascination with aviation and travel, and featured principal railways, shipping lanes and short-wave radio stations. Their sleekness complements modern décor.