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

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

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lightning rod component
Other Terms
Lightning Rod; Components; Power and Lighting; Power and Lighting
Date made
1872
maker
Munson, David
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
EM.308573
catalog number
308573
accession number
89797
patent number
129677
See more items in
Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object