Patent model, Munson lightning rod, US Patent #129,677

Patent model, Munson lightning rod, US Patent #129,677

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Description (Brief)
Model to accompany US Patent 129677, "Improvement in Lightning-Rods, issued to David Munson of Indianapolis, 23 July 1872. Copper braided wire wound around iron cores. Munson's intent was to design a lighting rod that combined the conductivity of copper with the mechanical strength of iron. Unit includes original Patent Office tag.
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Object Name
lightning rod component
Other Terms
Lightning Rod; Components; Power and Lighting; Power and Lighting
Date made
Munson, David
overall: 11 in x 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 1.27 cm
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National Museum of American History
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