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    Posted 3 years ago

    SMRx2
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    I have never seen this style of lightning rod before, but I just had to pick them up. They are 33 and 39 inches tall. Copper rods and cast iron bases, no markings that I can see. I suspect they were intended to be mounted on a chimney but I don’t know for sure. Any information on these would be appreciated.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Those aren't designed for chimney use. I believe you will find they were mounted to the end of a ridge pole on a hay barn or similar structure.
    2. SMRx2, 3 years ago
      Thanks fhrjr2. The side mount really threw me as I’ve never come across this style.

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