Antique spiral copper and iron lightning rod / lightning arrester on tripod mounting stand ca.1890. With the original amber glass ball which appears to have seen a lightning strike with the black at the edges. This can be a conversation starter as an indoor accessory as well as the patio or garden, perhaps on top of your barn. Note the tightly twisted spiral rod, like a sculpture. 62 1/2" tall x 21" wide The last photo is from Whimsical Garden Design By Kelly Roberson for Better Homes & Garden.