Lightning arrester, 1900s

Lightning arrester, 1900s

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Caption: Lightning arrester. Historical illustration of a Lightning arrester (or surge protector) used for high-voltage power transmission cables to protect from lightning strikes. Design from French company Maljournal and Bourron. Artwork from 'Electricite' (1911) by Max de Nansouty, part of the 'Les merveilles de la science' series of 1867-1891 by Louis Figuier.

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