In the 1955 video above archived by British Pathé, the skilled globe makers at an unspecified North London firm of geographers take viewers through the fascinating process step-by-step.
a strange shelving system which holds several wooden circular spheres – these are moulds for globes. A woman takes one of the moulds from a shelf and takes it over to a workbench.
She fixes it to a device which holds it steady whilst still allowing it to spin. Another girl is sticking red strips onto a larger sphere.
Coloured printed sections showing the map of the world are cut to shape then pasted onto the surface of the globes – a skilled operation. Various shots of this process.