Ramblin Through Time: The Red Slippery Elm Globe

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In honor of Tech’s 125th birthday year, we’re partnering with Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine to highlight a piece of Tech history. This issue’s topic: the Red Slippery Elm Globe.

The following excerpt is number 49 on the list “125 Pieces of Tech History,” featured in the September/October 2010 issue of Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine:

The bowl, Red Slippery Elm Globe, was created from the Alumni House Basil Garden elm felled by a storm in 2007. Matt Moulthrop, an alumnus, was commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind wood-turned bowl from a limb of the huge tree. The bowl stands 16.5 inches high and is 22.5 inches in diameter. Moulthrop is a third-generation wood turner.

Moulthrop bowls are in galleries and museums around the world. One also is in President Peterson’s office in the Carnegie Building. Matt’s grandfather, renowned wood turner Edward Moulthrop, taught architecture and physics at the Institute in the 1940s. 



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  • Created By: Amelia Pavlik
  • Created: 05/31/2011
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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