|Object Name||Rod, Lightning|
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.
|Caption||Lightning rod; copper rod, metal tripod base, glass globe; unknown date.|