Dekker and van der Krogt illustrate and discuss a similar 12-inch diameter Fitz globe on page 129 of Globes from the Western World, stating that Ellen Eliza Fitz (b.1836) patented her design for a new method of mounting globes in 1875. Ms Fitz was a governess working in St John County, New Brunswick; hers was the first design for globe-mounting to have been invented by a woman. In 1876 she published a Handbook of the Terrestrial Globe; or, Guide or Fitz's New Method of Mounting and Operating Globes which includes an interesting appendix on the construction of a sphere:
"A globe is made of pasted paper, eight or ten layers of this being applied successively to a mould prepared for this purpose. As this coating becomes dry, it shrinks and fits tightly over the mould; from which it is then removed, first being divided into two hemispheres. A turned stick of right length, with a short wire in each end for poles, is now introduced, one end in each hemisphere; and the two shells, being brought together, are secured by gluing their edges. The ball is now hung within a steel semicircle just fitting its exterior, and coated with a composition of glue and whiting. Being made to revolve, the excess of the composition is removed by the circle; and the ball is thus turned smooth and true, after which it is carefully dried."