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Lightening conductor from Royal masthead of 'L'Orient'
Main royal masthead from French flagship 'L'Orient' which exploded during the battle of the Nile. Lord Minto mentions it on display at Nelson's house at Merton in 1802. Pine mast with iron fitting, contains a sheave to take the signal halyard. A brass lightning conductor inscribed "L'Orient" is attached to the top, bent in a loop. The whole, fixed to a square stand.
- Image reference: D4721
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, RUSI Collection