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"New Telegraph Lightning Arrester Invented"
Announced 13 March 1899
Mr Frank A Cote, of the noted firm Cote & Coursolles of Ottawa, Ontario, has invented a new lightning arrester. This new invention will protect the valuable telegraphic equipment from instant destruction by lightning and will also protect the growing network of telephone lines and generally, electrical systems everywhere. The invention was tested recently in the presence of the experts from the Bell Telephone Company of Canada. The tests proved to be highly successful, the arrester halting the strongest currents without concern. The contrivance is very simple and one of its features will be the reduced cost of manufacturing.