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The blue Anchor is bonded to a gray-and-white chevron background that evokes sylized waves.
The fused-glass process enables Switchables to create a new generation of nightlight covers like none you've ever seen before. Instead of being folded and soldered like traditional Switchables covers, these pieces of glass are fused together with flash heat for more brilliant colors and intricate designs with no metal borders. Bits and strips of glass are bonded to a slightly curved, clear or colored background panel.
You can identify a fused-glass Switchables cover by its "SF" item number. Traditional Switchables start with "SW".
This is not a self-contained night light. Switchables stained glass night light covers are designed to be used with the Switchables Nightlight Fixture (sorry, we are permanently sold out -- clicking that link will take you away from our store). Switchables are "switchable" because you can easily swap any one of our covers onto the same simple fixture. You can also use your Switchables cover as a suncatcher, a Christmas ornament, or with any other kind of light source. To display your Switchables cover in a window, add the optional suction cup.
Are you curious...?
As you know if you've ever been fishing in a rowboat, an anchor can be as simple as a rock or a bucket of concrete affixed to a rope. It holds a small boat in place simply by being heavy. If you've ever gone fishing on a windy day, you also know that these simple anchors don't work well in choppy water. Sailors have been inventing ways around this limitation since the Bronze Age. The ancient Greeks used baskets of stones, wooden logs filled with lead, or large sandbags. The problem is that a weight heavy enough to keep a boat reliably anchored would be too big and heavy to pick up and move. Rocks (and variations on them) are still used today for permanent moorings, but ships need something more clever.
Eventually they started forming anchors from iron, and added flukes to grab the seabed. That led to the Admiralty Pattern (also called the Fisherman), which is the familiar shape depicted on our Switchables cover. The basic design worked well enough to stay around for centuries. It's not without its shortcomings, though, so people are constantly refining or redesigning the humble anchor.