How to Make a Steampunk Solar Nightlight

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I have to admit some of these solar garden lights look very pretty, even "steampunkish" and are quite reasonably priced these days but where is the fun in just buying one?

In the back of my yard I found four solar garden lights which ceased working some time ago. The plastic was dulled and the contacts of the battery holder corroded. After cleaning the contacts and hooking up a new battery everything worked fine and was ready to be put to good use (again) as a rechargeable steampunk solar night / reading light.