Village with anti-lightning protection rods, 1820.

Village with anti-lightning protection rods, 1820.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Plate from 'Musee Retrospectif du Groupe V' (1900). The village is surrounded by long metal spikes inserted in the ground which attract and disipate bolts of lightning. The lightning conductor was first invented by the American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) in the mid 18th century.

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