Sometimes the same component can be used in multiple locations and serving different purposes in each.
This casting, based on an original design in the MacFarlane Company Catalogue, a major producer of decorative cast iron, can appear either in an upright position, as a cresting, along the edges or ridges of the roof of a building or structure, or it can face downwards, with the embellishments pointing at the ground, thus functioning as a roof frieze or drip fret.
from a pattern in the Lost Art collection, and produced from original documents
in our archive, this embellishment is both simple and stylish and can be
produced either in cast-iron or alternatively in other metals, such as
- Model: MacFarlane Crestings