Lightning Rod Exhibit at the Franklin Institute


F – Thought you’d find interesting. (Some Executive at) AMC Pictures collects LIGHTNING RODS. Dealer Ted Storb in Connecticut sold many of these to him.



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Hi All,

Jeanne and I visited family in Philadelphia last weekend and also got to see the lightning rod exhibit at The Franklin Institute. Thought you might like to see some photos we took at the exhibit. Believe it’s a nice well rounded collection of types, sizes and configurations, Ben would probably approve!

Ted & Jeanne

Apple-Touch-IconAThe Franklin Institute (named after the noted American scientist and statesman Benjamin Franklin) is a museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one of the oldest centers of science education and development in the United States, dating to 1824. The Institute also houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.

Read: The Franklin Institute Press release “New Exhibit of Antique Lightning Rods

Read: Lightning Rod Balls – A Few From Our Collection

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About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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