When Was the Lightning Rod Invented?


A lightning rod is a wire mounted on top of buildings to protect it from lightning. It was invented by Benjamin Franklin in June 1652 in Philadelphia.
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The lightening rod was invented by Benjamin Franklin in the year 1750. He wrote about an 8-10 foot rod that was sharpened to a point at one end. For more information, look here:
The lightning rod was invented in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning and electricity are identical and
First science corrected the flaws (they usually did not work) it was found that the sharp rods seldom worked therein the new ones are bunt and ugly (but work). God Bless the Southern
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It is credited to Benjamin Franklin in 1749 as a practical invention. Earth material has attracted lightenning as a rod for millions of years.
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