Stranding on the edge of the Hoover Dam, a copper blue cable artifact
I can't say I'm quite as juiced about knowing that it's possible to buy a slice of copper electrical cable that once hung over the Hoover Dam gorge
, but seeing Mack Reed of Heavy Little Objects
get so excited about it has rubbed off on me:
This is almost the holy grail of heavy little objects: a thing with history, patina, functionality, exciting manufacture and moving parts. Jesus, it made me one happy tool-using ape to find this: a chunk of the original copper electrical transmission line installed during construction of the mighty Hoover Dam.
I can't actually find where you can buy a segment for yourself. There doesn't appear to be a listing on the Bureau of Reclamation's Hoover Dam page
. Maybe you have to go to Nevada and buy it on site?
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