Farmstead Barn Lighting Rod

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Farmstead Barn Lighting Rod

395.00

USA, Early 1900’s, Farmstead Barn Lighting Rod. Copper and Aluminum Construction. Sun, Rain and Lighting Storm Patina

Invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1749 the Lighting Rod was mounted on barns and other tall objects to protect the dwellings from a lighting strike. Many times they were equipped with a glass ball that would shatter upon a lighting strike. If a farmer or home owner was to notice the shattered ball they knew a lighting strike had occurred. These simple objects protected buildings from being burned down and were a staple of the American landscape for decades.

W: 13 x D: 13 x H: 57

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