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An old tram with a bow collector built in 1907 still running in Bolzano, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

A bow collector is one of the three main devices used on tramcars to transfer electric current from the overhead lines above to the tram below. While once very common in continental Europe, it has now been largely replaced by the pantograph.

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