Great Finds: Glass Lightning Rod Balls Found Tucked Away in the Barn

Minnesota couple who are long-time collectors of old farm-related items stumble upon a great find: A collection of lightning rod balls for barn cupolas.

Lightening Rod Balls
The original crate and its contents, including white glass balls and silvered balls. Documents found online note the existence of a “mold shop and silvering department” at Rodefer Glass Co. as early as 1885.