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Antique Metal, Copper and Glass Barn Lightning Rod c.1920



An original antique lightning rod with amber glass globe and spiked copper top. The copper top has been struck many times and sculpted by the lightning. Two glass collars hold the metal brace onto the body. The central twisted metal rod is designed to allow the lightning to travel to the ground. A directional arrow sits under the copper top.

  • CREATOR Unknown.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Metal, Copper, Glass.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. The two glass collars are chipped.
  • DIMENSIONS H 72 in. D 16.5 in. W 23 in., Globe: Diameter 5 in.


This was fixed atop of barn in Indiana.

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