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#6777 - 11/05/99 06:37 PM Lightning Rods
ddaniels Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 132
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!

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#6778 - 11/06/99 02:38 AM Re: Lightning Rods
drwhok9 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/99
Posts: 232
Loc: Northville, Mi, USA
I am attracted to lightning rods.
I have none in my collection.
I would like to see lightning rods on a few pieces.

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#6779 - 11/06/99 02:46 AM Re: Lightning Rods
Rod Watson Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 1155
Loc: Akron, Oh
They wouldn't get a complaint from me. I'm still on the 2 year campaign of introducing flagpoles to the pieces. Add both to the Y2K pieces!
Rod Watson

[This message has been edited by Rod Watson (edited 11-09-99).]

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#6780 - 11/06/99 02:59 AM Re: Lightning Rods
Bob M Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 12331
Loc: North Attleboro, Mass.
Lightning rods get my vote. Currently, I don't have any HLs with LRs.

Bob

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#6781 - 11/06/99 04:46 AM Re: Lightning Rods
mombo Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 7087
Loc: Phoenix, NY
Not too encouraging for lightning rods or flagpoles if they've shortened the masts on 7 Foot Knoll.

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#6782 - 11/06/99 05:14 AM Re: Lightning Rods
Barb Kepple Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 302
Loc: Murrysville, PA , USA
I agree that it would be great to see some lightning rods again - if HL can package the palm trees on Cape Florida successfully, I would think that a few rods might be feasible!

Barb
PS Does anyone know why there was a problem with the mast on Seven Foot Knoll?
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#6783 - 11/06/99 05:38 AM Re: Lightning Rods
Weasel58 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/99
Posts: 1666
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.
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#6784 - 11/06/99 03:32 PM Re: Lightning Rods
Todd Shorkey Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 1194
Loc: Bay City, MI
Check out the following thread for more discussion on this "electrifing" topic:

http://216.46.163.97/forums/Forum4/HTML/000066.html

-Todd

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#6785 - 11/06/99 06:05 PM Re: Lightning Rods
Rusty Offline
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Registered: 09/03/99
Posts: 522
Loc: williamson, ga.
I love the lightning rods. Would love to see some new ones with them. I currently have one piece with a lightning rod. Boston Harbor HL117.

Rusty

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#6786 - 11/07/99 12:03 AM Re: Lightning Rods
Jazzer Offline
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Registered: 07/26/02
Posts: 606
Loc: Central Maryland
I to would like to see the lightning rods return but with regards to packaging the plastic bags being of various quality with regard to flexibility do create a problem.

Lonnie
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#6787 - 11/07/99 01:51 AM Re: Lightning Rods
KT Offline
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Registered: 01/23/99
Posts: 137
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!


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#6788 - 11/07/99 03:10 AM Re: Lightning Rods
JTimothyA Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 2300
Loc: planet fresnel
>>why not lightning rods!<<
Cause you might put your eye out!
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#6789 - 11/07/99 04:46 AM Re: Lightning Rods
Barb Kepple Offline
Member

Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 302
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!

Barb
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#6790 - 11/07/99 04:47 AM Re: Lightning Rods
dwood Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 107
Loc: Ocean Park, WA USA
If the lighthouse has a lightning rod, it should be on the HL replica.

Dixie

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