Posted 3 years ago
This way-fun little item actually discovered discarded in a corner of an outbuilding on the farm, totally overlooked until I happened to notice an unexpected little glimmer of blue shining out from amongst the mostly otherwise brown detrius on the floor. SO glad I found and rescued it! :-)
This is a (Sears) SILVERTONE LIGHTNING ARRESTER (sic) which would have been installed as part of the equipment associated with a large outdoor television antenna -- back in the day when TV actually came to us that way, for free -- all two or three channels of it, likely in black and white, and if the weather was clear. <lol> Probably ca. 1950's-60's.
It is made of ceramic with a gorgeous periwinkle blue colored glaze on the outside, it is unglazed white on its back/inside, and still contains a few rusty metal bits inside between the 3 wiring connection posts on its front. It measures about 4" long and 1-1/4" wide.