Modern Lightning Conductors: An Illustrated Supplement to the Report of the Lightning Research Committee of 1905, Also the as Fire Office Methods Rules, with Notes as to the Methods of Protection and Specifications (Classic Reprint) by Killingworth Hedges (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Modern Lightning Conductors: An Illustrated Supplement to the Report of the Lightning Research Committee of 1905, Also the as Fire Office Methods Rules, With Notes as to the Methods of Protection and Specifications The large amount of information furnished by the Observers' Reports of the Lightning Research Committee, and accumulated during the past four years, have of necessity been curtailed in their recently published Report. I have, therefore, selected and illustrated some of the most typical cases, and given details which may be found useful to architects and those who wish to go deeper into the question of protecting buildings from lightning. The suggestions and rules of the Lightning Research Committee open up a new field of enquiry, and it is to be hoped that the theories which have so long been put forward by Sir Oliver Lodge and other scientists will w come into existing practice. With the view of facilitating this, the methods which I have found most suitable are explained, and illustrations are given of some of the necessary accessories, also a short description of the arrangements in use on the Continent. As a rule the path taken by lightning when striking a building is intelligible, but there are many instances where it has shown such curious freaks that it was thought that a summary of a few of these, under the heading of Vagaries, might be included, also the account of the Effects of Lightning on a Rod, furnished by Mr. William Maine, South Carolina, 1760. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.