A ]K".'.' <le.vi.-e for prcteotinc '.•-ojw from >iV! ii.o' "hr.-n installed hv 11. Mstvilbe. :'"'ili,: ('.'u-.a-tn-sont o? Aviltuhe. Frano«, ■wr] v, r.inrii'l <>f it v.vj. ivsmiy exhibited ;:i L-.V.HA U- (■•/ns'.'-t;-, of a iuvirwl a i/nin! l*>st. All the posts are t ■;■!>•■<] with clusters cl iilhtnini: !•-«». pr'u tided with metal t(ij>e-». TW o-.i-ler are coTHV-j.-I'id with each '.TTii': and v.ilii the central post by mewd cable*. li.'fifinc ro-rs of upright metal i-oittt.*. The total numr«r of these points or terminals i- 12.000, and the whole network cover* an ;"rra of over 9,500 square yards. This elaborate device in supposed to protect ♦.hjj crops growing beneath it horn the; fall <n h:ii!- r tones, r.a the Hitotrt'ther fallacious asfi':n:"rion that a hiilK'.rrr. is the. result of th» Electrification of the atuiosphpre. The fame- id-sa. lias led to the e:.--cUon all over France of tall known a> "electric Niagaras." which are intende! t<» drav the electric charge from tb* *loud?. and thereby prevent the formation of hailstones.
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PROTECTING CROPS, Evening Star, Issue 15654, 19 November 1914
PROTECTING CROPS Evening Star, Issue 15654, 19 November 1914
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