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    Posted 6 months ago

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    this thing was on top of a hill mounted on a post drawing in lighting like crazy and was undamaged. There did not seem to be a cable channeling the electricity anywhere. There are markings for adjustments or fine tuning. I can not find anything about it through the company history.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 6 months ago
      Welcome to CW. You can upload up to 4 pictures. It would be nice if we could see a few better pictures of the object.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 6 months ago
      Welcome also, and I agree with Dave that we need another photo or three. From what I can see in the current pic, it looks more like some kind of sundial or weather measuring instrument instead of a lightning rod, even if it was mounted someplace where it kinda did both tasks...knowing its maker's company name would also help us...

      PS -- would you also show/tell us more about that shiny spiky roundish thing beside it on the LH side of the pic -- that thing looks fun, too...? <lol> :-) :-) :-)
    3. JEllington, 6 months ago
      It’s a sunlight recorder, Campbell-stokessphere, records the amount of sunlight throughout the day. The other is a Rolls Royce Pegasus titanium turbine.
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 6 months ago
      VERY COOL INFO, JEllington -- thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!
    5. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 6 months ago
      So if the instrument was mounted and likely there for collecting data for a scientific purpose, shouldn’t it get put right back where it was??
    6. keramikos, 6 months ago
      tetontalon, Cool. :-)

      JEllington, Wow, thanks for identifying these artifacts. :-)

      Watchsearcher, I hear ya.
    7. dav2no1 dav2no1, 6 months ago
      Very interesting piece. Would live to find one for my collection. And Watchsearcher. .if you read the link, it needs a special card to record the information daily.
    8. tetontalon, 6 months ago
      This is a great forum! I am in agreement with it bring a sun measuring device. the one in photo is in a collector's store. My friend has one and I simply had to find out!
      I he sends me more photos, I shall further them on. And, yes, he probably should have left the instrument, but he was "BLINDED BY THE LIGHT"
    9. tetontalon, 6 months ago
      JEllington knows his stuff!!

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