Nola Craftsmanship - Wrought And Cast Iron Fence
Kathleen K Parker
Photograph - Photography
This delicate vintage black fence in New Orleans, LA is composed of both wrought and cast iron. It is well preserved, and the details are exquisite. Before cast iron, there was wrought iron, forged by a blacksmith and "bent" into shapes. Often the railings of these fences are straight wrought iron pieces connected to cast iron which is made from a mold into which the liquid iron is poured. It is really interesting to look at an image and find the parts that were forged and that were made from casts. Next time you go to a cemetery or place that has this type of fence, ask yourself what parts are which, wrought or cast iron. It is fun!
August 10th, 2017
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