Nescafe World Globe Candle
"Oil and water floating candle"
This is a Nescafe candle. It's a glass bowl with a world globe grid on it. These were mail order advertising premiums, usually with proofs of purchase and a small shipping fee. I sent for this one in 1978-1979. Nescafe had many premiums at this time, mugs, creamers, glasses, salt and pepper shakers etc.
This gets filled with water to about the middle of the bowl and then add about 1/4" of cooking oil (vegetable, canola, or olive oil). This is important as the finished level should be above the widest part of the bowl. This ensures that if the wick floats to the side the flame will not contact the top lip of the glass and crack it. Next add a wick to the plastic floating wick holder and drop it in the center. Let it stand for a few minutes before lighting. This will give time to let the oil layer fully form and time for the wick to soak in the oil. After lighting, it should burn for 8 hours or more on 1/4" of oil.