US 1169157 A
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G. F. HONOLD.
CASKET DISPLAY RACK.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 6, I912.
1,169,1 57., Patented Jan. 25; 1916.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J an. 25, 1916.
Application filed September 6, 1912. Serial No. 718,791.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Go'r'rLoB F. HONOLD, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Sheboygan, in the county of Sheboygan and State of Wisconsin. have invented new and useful Improvements in Casket-Display Racks, of which the following is a description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which are a part of this specification. i
This invention relates to improvements in casket display racks, particularly adapted for under-takers use. 7
It is one ofthe objects of this invention to provide a casket display rack which is adapted to support and display a number of caskets in the best possible manner to produce a pleasing effect and to show each casket to the best advantage without handling.
A further object of this invention is to provide a casket display rack which is covered to such an extent by the supported caskets as to be almost invisible to the casual observer and which will not detract from showing the outlines of each casket of the plurality of caskets supported on the rack.
A further object of the invention is to provide a casket display rack which may be adjusted to accommodate caskets of difierent sizes and is of the self-supporting type.
A further object of the invention is to provide a casket display rack which is of simple construction, is easily adjusted, and which may be manufactured at a minimum cost.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists of the improved casket display rack and its parts and combinations, as set forth in the claims, andall equiva lents thereof. y
In the accompanying drawing in which the same parts are indicated. by the same reference characters in the several views: Figure 1 is a perspective View of the improved casket display rackyFig. 2 is a sectional detail view of one end portion of the rack; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a modified form of casket display rack for sup porting a less number of caskets than the rack of the principal form; and Fig. 1 is a fragmentary sectional detail view of the upper end portion of the modified form of rack.
Referring to the drawing the numeral 8 indicates the upright posts of the rack, and
9, 10 and 11 the casket brackets adjustably mounted thereon. These brackets are pro,-
vided with tubular hub portions 12 through which the upright posts extend, and bolts 13, threaded through the hubs, impinge against the posts and hold said brackets in adjusted positions.
The arms 14 and 15 of the base and intermediate brackets 10 andll project sufiiciently far from opposite sides of the posts to provide a support for caskets placed thereon, and the arms 16 of the upper brackets 9 are of less length than the first mentioned arms and are adapted to support only one casket extending over the top of the posts.
The tubular hub portions 12 of brackets of one post are connected to and spaced apart from similar portions of the brackets of the other post by cross connecting rods '17, and the outer end portions of the arms of the lower brackets are connected together by angle iron connecting bars 18 to form a 'rectangularbase 19 of the rack. This base portion is reinforced laterally by means of rods 20 which extend diagonally from the end portions of the the i arms of one lower bracket to the other. The
arms 11 of the lower brackets also have depending portions 21 to which are connected casters 22 for convenience in moving the rack from place to place.
While the rack just described will sup-.
port caskets on both sides of the upright posts thereof, the rack of the modified form is adapted to be positioned against the side wall of a room and to support caskets only on one side of the rack. In this modified form the upright posts 23 extend through the tubular portions of the lower brackets 24 to form legs25, and the depending portions 26 of the arms 27 form the other legs of this type of rack. The lower brackets are securely clamped to the posts by bolts 28 and are spacedapart and held by a cross "commodate bolts (not shown) for securing the! rack to the side wall of a room. The
upper brackets 30 "are adjustably secured to the posts by bolts 36. a
In use the caskets placed on the arms of the rack; will-cover-the rack to such an extent'as to practically hide itfrom view, and each casket maybe clearly viewed and compared with the other caskets on the rack Without in any manner being obscured by portions of the rack or by the other caskets.
he braeketsmay. also be adjusted to accommodate caskets ofvarious sizes.
From thefo'regoing description it will be seen that the casket display rack is of very simple construction and is well adapted fo the purpose described. I i
What I claim as my invention is:
,A casket display rack comprising a pair of spacednpriglit posts, brackets adjustably connected to the lower ends the posts and I provided with horizontal arms extending outwardly fromopposite sides-of the posts forsupporting casketsthereon on both sides of said posts and provided. with depending '25 portions forming supporting legs, transverse members connecting the bracketstogether in spaced relation, and upper brackets connected together and to the upper end portions of the posts'and providedwith out 30 Wardly horizontally extending 'casliet supporting arms forsupportin'g a single casket thereon. l
In testimony whereof, I 'aflix my signai ture, in presence of two witnesses.
u GQTTLOB F. HONOLD. Witnesses: 7
'W M-. GRUBE, I
JULIUS C TRANGNITZ.