Instructions for the Mercury Globe with Lights

Though it is called “mercury glass,” elemental mercury has never been used to make these globes. This type of glass was first produced from 1840 to 1930 in the countries of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic), England, Germany and the United States. The effect is created by applying a liquid silvering solution between two layers of blown glass.

The Mercury Globe with Lights can be used outside; we recommend using in a protected location, out of freezing, wet areas. Each globe includes a string of warm-white lights (3 AA batteries are not included).

To set up the globe, roll or bunch the string of lights and the battery pack, and place them in the hole in the bottom of the globe. A small switch on the side of the battery pack allows you to turn the lights off and on.

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