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Old 05-08-2006
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Static discharge cylinder

The "fuse" to which you refer must be a spark gap discharge unit intended to dissipate any direct or indirect hit but not be conductive at typical DC voltages. These are common on large towers and most ham radio antennas and, from your description, sounds like you are looking at the same thing but were mislead by someone's inappropriate name. Any surveyor in the business for more than 10 minutes should know this!
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