Science: New Ground

The Westinghouse laboratories have been using small-scale models to demonstrate that lightning can be grounded by a new type of anti-lightning device. The device is a "clothesline" of steel wire strung between two poles. Its importance is that inflammable buildings, like munitions plants, arsenals or oil depots, can now be protected with 60 lb. of steel wire instead of 250 lb. of lightning rods made of critical copper.

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