Loc: St. Louis, MO
No one can deny the appeal of the early lightning rod pieces. Their place in the history of Harbour Lights, and their relative scarcity, account for their collectibility. But with improved production techniques that now allow for incredible detail, and improved packaging, lightning rods could again be feasible. Would a lightning rod renaissance be of interest to collectors, or should we resign them to HL history? Just thought I'd throw out the question!
Loc: oh' somewhere between here and...
Barb, I don't know the "offical" reason, but I do have my own experiance with Seven Foot Knoll. My back mast was straight when I got the HL. I didn't and still don't have a place to dislay this piece. So I placed it backin it's box after inspecting it the first time and kinda forgot about it. It wasn't until they started talking about the problems with the back mast that I took mine back out of the box to re-inspect it. The rear mast was bent almost 45 degrees. It seems that the plastic bag gets chaught around the mast, if you don't pack it just the right way. I re packed mine with the bag not quite covering the whole mast and it didn't seem to snag like it had before, when I put the two halves of the styrofoam back together. That's just one "Wackos" experience.
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
The new Anchor Bay US Coast Guard boat must qualify as a tricky packaging job. It will be interesting to see if there are any wide spread reports of damage to the mast/antennas. If not, why not lightning rods!
Loc: Murrysville, PA , USA
Weasel - Thanks for sharing your experience with the mast on the Seven Foot Knoll. I have noticed on some of the other lights that the plastic bag sometimes gets caught as well. I guess this is a good lesson to be really careful when re-packaging the lights!