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Re: Sinclair Dates
So despite his purported madness "Mr King" had a deal of common sense.
Lovely little piece of history. Thank you John.
> June 3
> 1751: blunt lightning rods, The King was right. George III decreed
> that all royal residences have blunt tips on their lighting rods.
> American inventor and patriot Benjamin Franklin advocate of
> independence invented the lightning rod with a pointed tip in 1749.
> The King was piqued because of the Americans espousal of independence.
> Charles Moore, retired atmospheric physicist of the New Mexico
> Institute of Mining and Technology for seven years tested lighting
> rods and found that a 19mm blunt end rod was most effective.
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