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Object ID GENL-1976.079.0002a-c
Object Name Rod, Lightning
Description Lightning Rod; a.) long, copper rod tipped with copper point; b.) steel tripod brace joined at middle and top by two steel collars; c.) white glass globe with holes at top and bottom, covered by steel collars; globe sits on top collar of tripod while copper rod slides through collars of globe and tripod.

From the exhibit "The Story of Littleton in 125 Objects": Lightning rods became decorative as well as functional in the 19th century; a broken glass bulb would indicate a structure had been hit by lightning.
Date Unknown
Caption Lightning rod; copper rod, metal tripod base, glass globe; unknown date.