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1938 - the path of a lightning stroke through the inside of a transmission pole

TRAILING LIGHTNING BOLT

E&MP 72.099

Artificial Lightning

June 1938

This photograph shows the path of a lightning stroke through the inside of a transmission pole, following cracks in the wood.

248722 No.2

Original Caption by Science Service
Westinghouse



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