By: John Zavisa. Lightning rods were originally developed by Benjamin Franklin. A lightning rod is very simple -- it's a pointed metal rod attached to the roof of a building. The rod might be an inch 2 cm in diameter.
Good Question: Why Don’t You See Lightning Rods On Homes?
Guide to Vintage Lightning Rods - Old House Journal Magazine
A lightning rod US , AUS or lightning conductor UK is a metal rod mounted on a structure and intended to protect the structure from a lightning strike. If lightning hits the structure, it will preferentially strike the rod and be conducted to ground through a wire, instead of passing through the structure, where it could start a fire or cause electrocution. Lightning rods are also called finials , air terminals, or strike termination devices. In a lightning protection system, a lightning rod is a single component of the system. The lightning rod requires a connection to earth to perform its protective function.
Franklin's Lightning Rod
There are several reproduction Trademark Lightning fruit jars available today that are often sold as authentic. They are known in aqua, sky blue, lime green, and amber. They are known in several styles of embossing, which I'll get into later.
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