Look after your antennas

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On 7th November, 1938, the Tel Aviv-based daily Davar warned its readers: “Look after your antennas.”

It seems that the antenna of a radio innocently sitting on the window of no.16 Frishman Street in central Tel Aviv (see map below) had been struck by lightning. A woman who was lying on the sofa by the window at the time was saved “by a miracle,” the paper said.

Davar advised its readers to be careful when listening to the radio during thunderstorms. It urged them to ensure the antenna wasn’t attached to the radio during stormy periods, and reminded them to use “the special switch for this.”

(Image of text from the Historical Jewish Press Archive)

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