Continued hand rails are sometimes provided with an iron brace extending across the cylinder from the facia to the bottom of the rail. Instead of this brace, an iron baluster is often placed at each end of the wreath. Fig. 17 (a) is a perspective sketch of the base of such a baluster, which is formed into a flanged connection and attached to riser and stringer by screws. At (b) is shown a side elevation of the base, and its relative position with reference to the face stringer.

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Fig. 17.