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Benjamin Franklin’s “Perfect Invention”

  • Marvin M. Frydenlund

Abstract

On a sultry day in June, 1752, 46-year-old editor and publisher Benjamin Franklin, with his 20-year-old son, Thomas Folger, went into a field near Philadelphia and lofted a kite into the sky. Franklin let out the string to come as close as he could to the scudding thunderclouds.

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Lightning Discharge Lightning Flash Lightning Stroke Lightning Protection Electric Fire 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1993

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  • Marvin M. Frydenlund

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