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Friday, August 22, 2014

Know Your Globe with Kelly & Michael - Did You Watch?

Thanks to one of our customers this morning that wrote in about the geography segment "Know Your Globe" on the Kelly & Michael show. The globe featured on the show is the Replogle Traveler globe which can be found on our site by "clicking here".

Know Your Globe - Kelly & Michael!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Father's Day Gift Ideas @ Ultimate Globes

Father's Day defined by Wikipedia was "inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting". 

While it was founded in Spokane Washington in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, it wasn't actually adopted nationally until 1966 when then president Lyndon B Johnson issued a presidential proclamation honoring Fathers on the third Sunday of June. Later president Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972 and of course Hallmark went all out to help all of us find just the right Card..... lol

As in the past, Father's Day now is a great way to show honor and celebrate those persons that have made a difference in each of our lives. Ultimate Globes has a long standing tradition of helping people find unique gifts that will provide a lasting impression for many years.

This year we have picked out a few of our models that you may want to consider when shopping for a gift. Each of these items make a great addition to an office, study or home living space.

The Legend Globe
The Legend Globe
The Legend Globe

The Legend Globe is made up of an up-to-date 12 inch Blue Ocean world globe with raised relief and a beautiful metal base and numbered semi-meridian.

This globe features over 4,000 named places and points of interest, 6,711 nautical miles of shipping routes and has a scale of 1:41,849,600 or 660 miles per inch.

It freely spins left or right to view all of the locations or potential vacation spots.  It is a perfect addition to office space.


The Landen Globe

The Landen Globe is an Ultimate Globes exclusive built specifically for our customers. This floor standing globe is by far one of our best selling 16 inch antique ocean globes. Don't be fooled by the
Landen Globe
The Landen Globe
term "antique", this is only used to signify the color of the ocean areas, the actual landmasses and point of interest are up-to-date.

This globe features a full-swing meridian, meaning you can swing the globe forward and backward as well as side to side to view all of the areas without obstruction. The globe is mounted on a yoke style metal configuration atop a dark walnut finished wood centerpiece. The base is a finished steel square platform giving the needed weight to keep the globe from tipping over during use.

The 16 inch globe ball is the perfect size for viewing all of the named places and points of interest. The larger globe allows for a slightly larger font making it easier to read.

This globe does require a small amount of assembly, and can be done in about 5 to 10 minutes. This globe makes a good addition to both the office or home.


The Freedom Globe

Freedom Globe
Freedom Globe
The Freedom Globe is a consistent favorite year after year, providing that masculine look and feel that only a Globe atop an Eagle could covey. Whether your father served in the military or is simply a patriotic individual, this globe is sure to please.

Featuring a 12 inch globe ball mounted in a stationary numbered meridian, this globe can move side to side to view each of the landmasses and point of interest. The Eagle itself is a resin Golden Bronze finish mounted on top of a cherry wood platform.

The overall height is 20 inches and the up-to-date map uses antique styling to give it that unique look. Excellent uses are on a larger desk, bookshelf or as a centerpiece on a conference room table. Wherever you choose to place it, you will not be disappointed in it's style.

Why Ultimate Globes?

Whichever globe you choose to celebrate Father's Day we are happy to serve your needs. In addition to great low prices, Ultimate Globes includes a Free Extended 1-Year Manufacturers warranty. So instead of only a one year or in some cases 90 day initial warranty against manufacturing defects, you will receive an extra year with the purchase of any of these globes.

In addition you will enjoy free entry to our "Updatedable-Globe-Program"! Yes, when the world changes (and it does) you can simply call on our customer support to assist you in purchasing a replacement globe ball for only 50% of the original cost.  This is a great way to keep your globe updated without having to start all over.

Order early to take advantage of our free economy ground shipping, but if you are a last minute shopper like me, we provide other discounted express services as well.

Have a great Father's Day from all of us at UltimateGlobes.com!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Fun Facts! When the Earths Globe Greens Up!

Spring is upon us and our world is greening up....unless you live up North where a prolonged winter has been an issue. Never fear Northern friends the snow will melt and those first flowers will bloom!

If you have a son, daughter, grand kids or someone special in your life give them a glimmer of hope and take a moment to enlighten them with a fun fact about Spring time!

1. The equinox (‘equal night’) is the day when the center of the Sun is visible for exactly 12 hours.

2. That is not the same as the ‘equinox’ (equal light) when there are 12 hours of daylight from the Sun’s first appearance and its going down.

3. Commonly we think of March, April and May as the spring months, but astronomically, spring officially begins on the spring equinox.

4. The spring and autumn equinoxes are the only days when the Sun rises directly due east and sets due west in the northern hemisphere.

5. Persephone was the Greek goddess of spring. She spent winters as Queen of the Underworld but returned in spring to preside over rebirth.

6. We have used the word ‘spring’ for the season since the 16th century. Before that it was used for centuries to apply to the source of a river.

7. The Slatina spring in Slovenia is alleged to have been discovered by the mythological winged horse Pegasus.

8. Before we called it spring this season was known as Lent or Lenten.

9. The earliest known use of the term ‘spring-cleaning’ was in 1857.

10. “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming" (Pablo Neruda).

One of Ultimate Globes best selling Constellation Globes is the beautiful Mova Constellation Rotating Globe! This globe is Self-Revolving, 4.5 inches with a 3-prong clear acrylic stand. Best of all this globe features no batteries or power cords it is powered by ambient light thereby helping to make our Globe even "greener"!

Be sure to check out all of our amazing Constellation Globes!! Fun for ANY age!