At World Globe Universe, we realize how quickly things change in the globe industry, often without much warning. Manufacturers discontinue products and introduce new products in an ongoing effort to keep their product lines interesting and relevant. Unfortunately, the churn caused by product refreshes can leave customers with limited support that so often goes along with discontinued models.
In tough economic times, manufacturers are sometimes forced to consolidate through mergers and acquisitions. Sometimes manufacturers are simply unable to survive and wind up closing their doors. Such events can lead to a complete loss of support for orphaned products.
This collection of owner’s manuals and instructional information is intended to provide at least some support for owners of discontinued and/or orphaned globe products.
The individual documents carry their original copyright notice and all rights are reserved to the copyright holder as claimed in their individual copyright notice. This information is posted for your use under fair use precedent and the assumption that you will use the material for personal use only.
- Astro Disk; manufactured by Spherical Concepts and marketed under their Artline brand. This product went out of production when Spherical Concepts was acquired and subsequently shut down by their new owner on May 26, 2011. The Astro Disk was sold in 9 and 13 inch models, both of which were designed for table top display. The owner’s instruction sheet is a PDF file, formatted to be printed single sided on 8.5 X 11 inch (letter size/portrait direction) paper. Click here to view and print the Astro Disk instruction sheet for this orphaned product.
- Cram Illuminated Globes, light bulb replacement; the illuminated line of Cram globes was manufactured by the George F Cram Company. Acquired in 2005, the new owner shuttered the George F Cram division on January 1, 2012. This closure resulted in the orphaning of all Cram manufactured globes. The owner’s instruction sheet is a PDF file, formatted to be printed single sided on 8.5 X 11 inch (letter size/portrait direction) paper. Click here to view and print the Cram Globe light bulb replacement instruction sheet.
- Replogle 12" or 16" Illuminated Globes, light bulb replacement; the illuminated line of Replogle globes is manufactured by the Replogle globe division of Herff Jones. The owner’s instruction sheet is a PDF file, formatted to be printed double sided on 11 X 8.5 inch (letter size/landscape direction) paper. The instructions are provided in English, Spanish, and French. Click here to view and print the Replogle Globe light bulb replacement instruction sheet for 12 and 16 inch diameter globes.
- Starship Earth II Celestial Sphere; manufactured by Spherical Concepts and marketed under their Artline brand. This product went out of production when Spherical Concepts was acquired and subsequently shut down by their new owner on May 26, 2011. The Starship Earth II was sold in 16 and 30 inch models. The 16 inch model was available with a sculptured stand for table display or a tripod floor stand for display as a floor model. The 30 inch model was available only as a floor model. The owner’s manual is a PDF file, formatted to be printed double sided on 11 X 8.5 inch (letter size/landscape direction) paper. Click here to view and print the Starship Earth II Owner’s Manual for this orphaned product.
- Magellan Illuminated Gemstone Globes; the illuminated line of Magellan gemstone globes is available from select authroized dealers in the United States. A printed owner's manual is provided with each Monticello, Nova, and Polaris globe. For those who prefer a digital version of the manual, you can view and print the Magellan Illuminated Gemstone Globe manual here.
If you are the owner of a globe or celestial model that is rare, discontinued, or orphaned, and you would like to preserve and make available the owner’s manual or other informational resources, please contact World Globe Universe customer support and we will investigate with you the possibility of posting the resource to this collection.
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