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gargoyles-msg - 2/6/95


Animal statues and drainspouts.


NOTE: See also the files: Zoomorphics-art, soapstone-msg, Relief-Carvng-art,  sculpture-msg, buildings-msg, castles-msg.





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Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: berger at ridgecrest.ca.us (Dan Berger)

Subject: Re: Gragoyles (Re: you know you've been in the sca too long...)

Organization: Panix Public Access UNIX and Internet

Date: Fri, 25 Nov 1994 05:36:33 GMT


millsbn at mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca (Bruce Mills) writes:

>Does anyone know if there is some place to get real working gargoyles for

>the downspouts of a house?  I would ass-u-me that a plastic or similar

>substance would be better (for the house) due to weight concerns.

>More than likely there are regulations against it....

>Just wondering...



Start with -

Design Toscano

17 East Campbell Street

Arlington Heights, IL 60005



While the designs in their catalog are not functional downspouts, they do a

lot of custom work, and they have probably done them before. If not, they can

probably point you the right direction.


Aside from weight on the structure (which you could probably compensate for),

it's just not very safe to have something that heavy up that high. Wouldn't

even consider it here in California unless it was plastic    :)



From: djheydt at uclink.berkeley.edu (Dorothy J Heydt)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Gargoyles

Date: 30 Jan 1995 18:11:24 GMT

Organization: University of California, Berkeley


Dennis M. Monckton <dmm at emct.com> wrote:

>Could someone please direct me to or E-mail me info on



Um, do you mean real ones or fictional ones?


REAL gargoyles are rainspouts, on cathedrals and other buildings

of the High Middle Ages, that have been carved into the shape of

grotesques.  Any monster carved into the fabric of a building is

a grotesque; it's only a gargoyle if it's also a rainspout and

goes "gurgle, gurgle" whenever it rains.


If you want to know about the TV "gargoyles", there must be a

newsgroup about them by now.


Dorothea of Caer-Myrddin          Dorothy J. Heydt

Mists/Mists/West                   UC Berkeley

Argent, a cross forme'e sable           djheydt at uclink.berkeley.edu



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