Wright's Aerials

Rogues Gallery

This will fall. Even if it had been properly rigged the little pressed steel chimney bracket is not adequate for the windage imposed by a TC18A aerial array. These brackets are made from a piece of sheet steel pressed into shape, and if the lashing wire is as tight as it needs to be to support an aerial of this size the bracket simply bends.
In this instance it looks as if the chimneystack has been reduced in height and rebuilt, and then someone — probably the builder’s labourer — has refixed the aerial. There is no tension in the lashing wire so the bracket is loose. The lashing wire is not straight because it has to go over the ridge tile. Ah well, it all makes work for the working man to do.

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