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1938 - snapped a while a man-made lightning bolt strikes a transmission pole

LIGHTNING BLOW-OUT

E&MP 72.103

Artificial Lightning

June 1938

Snapped a while after a man-made lightning bolt strikes a transmission pole, this photograph shows small splinters already flying through the air and the main section of the pole bulging outward, ready to shatter.

248726 No. 3

Original Caption by Science Service
Westinghouse



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