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#2493           CD 317        CHAMBERS       Aqua.

  Lot # 2493
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#2493        CD 317       CHAMBERS   PAT AUG. 14 1877         PATENT DEC 19 1871.        Aqua.

The patent drawing for Josephus Chamber’s August 14, 1877 lightning protection system included a ground cable. However, his advertisements claimed that part of the success of his system is the lack of a grounded rod!

Chambers systems were installed throughout the Midwest, with the heaviest concentration within 150 miles of the Cincinnati/Covington area. Small groups of them have also surfaced in the Erie, Pennsylvania area as well as Western New York State. Some were used as far south as Florida.

These are exceptionally large lighting rod insulators, measuring 7-1/2 inches tall!  Produced by the Hemingray Glass Company in Covington, Kentucky.

EXCEPTIONAL condition, especially for an insulator of this size! Remains in very near mint+ condition.