US 1192169 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
I. W. DE CAMP.
APPLICATION FILED BR312311915- 1,]. 92.1 69.. i Pafented July 25, 1916.
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JAMES W. DE flihMP, F BLAGKWELL, OKLAHOMA, ASSIGFS'OTR, 93E GIEETFGUEITH T0 JGfi-IN P. MILLER, OF IVJICALLEN,'TEXAS, AND
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ONE-EDUETEI T43 CASKET.
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Original application filed July 20, 1915,'Seria1 No. 40,999. Divided and this application filed December 23,
that the remains may be viewed or not as desired.
More particularly this invention is a division of my co-pending application, Serial Number 40,999, filed July 20, 1915.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a bottom plan View of a portion of a casket top having arranged therein the lining embodying the present invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse sectional View through the lining structure and the top in which it is arranged. Fig. 8 is a group perspective View of the members'comprising the lining structure. As before stated, the'casket has its body and top or lid formed from glass molded to the desired shape and as the present invention has only to deal with that portion of the lining which is arranged withinthe lid, the entire casket has not been illustrated.
In the drawings the lid is indicated by the numeral 1 and, as stated, may be of any desired shape and its walls may be of any desired thickness, the side walls of the lid being indicated specifically by the numeral 2. Arranged within the lid 1 is a wooden frame 3 which is supported or held in place by frictional engagement with the sides 2 of the lid and this frame is preferably provided with a covering 4 of the same material as employed in the general preparation of the lining. In the drawings the numeral 5 indicates an annular frame preferably of wood, although any other suitable material may be employed, and this frame is arranged within the lid by slightly compressing the said frame and disposing it within theframe 3 at the head end of the casket. The inherent resiliency of the frame and its tendency to re sume its normal shape after being relieved the opening defined by this frame.
Serial No. 68,408.
. means may be employed The covering or lining 4 which conceals the frame 3 serves also to conceal the frameb and'the lid of the casket being transparent it will be linden.
stood that the remains "1 may be viewed through the said lid and through the open ings defined by the said frame 5.
In order that the remains may be concealed when so desirech-a lining member is provided which is removably fitted within the frame 5 and whenin place serves to c llpse he member above referred to comprises an annular frame 6 which is preterably of' wood and this frame has stretched over it and suit ably secured, a lining sheet 7 of the same material as the material of the lining for the lid of the casket.
Referring now to Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings, it will be observed that when it is desired to conceal the remains the lining member above described is fitted within the frame 5 and held frictionally therein and it may be removed and replaced as often as desired and when in place will be securely held without the employment of extraneous fastening means.
Vfhile it is preferable that the frames 3, 5 and '6 be made of Wood, it will. be understoodthat metal may be employed or, in
fact, any material having the desired resiliency. it will also be noted that inasmuch as the lid is transparent it' is desirable that the lining employed be double "faced or, in other words, finished upon both sides so that it will present a neat appearance when viewed through the said lid and will pre: sent an equally neat appearancewhen the lid is open. Also, if desired, one face of the lining may be white and the other face black. i
.Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A casket lid of transparent material provided interiorly with a lining including a permanently fixed section and a removable lining sectiQZli v,
2." A casket lid of transparent material, a lining arranged Within the lid, a frame surrounded by the lining and providing a sight opening, and a lining section removably 5 fitted in the said frame.
8. A casket lid of transparent material, a lining arranged Within the lid, a frame surrounded by the lining, a, second. frame re movably fitted into the first mentioned frami and held therein by friction, and a lining section removably arranged Within the sec ond mentioned frame.
\ In testimony whereof, I affix my signature JAMES W. DE CAMP. [Ls]