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In Fig. 181 two types of column bands are shown. Type a shows bands for a square or a round column; and type b, bands for a rectangular column. The bar which forms the band is bent close around each vertical bar in the columns, and therefore assists in holding these bars in place. The bands for the rectangular column b are made up of two separate bands.
Fig. 181. Column Bands.