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Publication numberUS1286542 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1918
Filing dateOct 4, 1918
Priority dateOct 4, 1918
Publication numberUS 1286542 A, US 1286542A, US-A-1286542, US1286542 A, US1286542A
InventorsJohn M Crigler
Original AssigneeJohn M Crigler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1286542 A
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Patented Das. 3, 1918.

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To all whom it may concern: i

Be it known that I, JOHN M. CRIGLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Saybrook, in the county of McLean and State of Illinois, have invented a new andfuseful Mausoleum, of which the following is a specification. i l

The device forming the subject `matter of `this applicationis a mausoleum, and the invention proposes sundry improvementslon the structure shown in` niy prior` Patent N o.

'680,7 66, dated AugustQO, 1901. i

One obj ect of -the invention is to provide a grave vault or mausoleum the top of which is disposed close to or approximately fiush with the surfaceof the ground so that the top may carry an inscription, and serve as mortuary tablet, the structure serving, at once as a grave vault and as a tombstone.

Another o-bjectof the invention is to provide novel means whereby the lining` `will be prevented from being detached from the sides of the vault, and from the top of the vault, due to the `weight imposed on the top of the vault,when the inner support for the j top decays. j

lt is within the province of the disclosure to improve generally `and to enhance the utility of devices of that type to which the present invention appertains.

which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts andin the dctails of construction hereinafter `described and claimed, it being understood that, witli` in the scope of what is claimed, changes in the precise embodiment of the Ainvention shown can be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 shows in transverse section, a device constructed in accordance with the in? lars, the structure shown in my prior Patent' No. 680,766, above alluded to, and the description may be shortened accordingly.

lin carrying out the invention, a 4grave 1 is dug in the ground 2 and the grave may be speination of Letters Patent;

`are disclosed in `ployed, `with the suiiix a. i shown in Fig. 3 needs no extended descripj j l i im ,I

provided, desired, with a coating 8 ofany desired kind. Aibase linade offconcrete' org l :i other plastic material, is formed at the bot-` tom of the grave`1"and upon thefbase 4" is about the core 6, of the based. T he lining 15 is` provided at its j upper edges with `foldable ratenteufnee. s, isis. i i -nppimaiioaiiieacatetere191e. seriainaeseeei i 6 and serves to form a circumscribing seat 10` in the upper edge of the base iajfi'llie` l fl i former 9 `is removed, and a supportnillgis 70 j wings after` they have been folded inwardly, i

as shown at12, the top 15 beingsupported by the member 1l. `The top l5 is fashioned i monolitliioally with the sides andthe body portioiiwof the vault. The foregoing details j my earlier patent" above mentioned.

The support 11 is generallyinade ofsome" material which, after a tinie,`decays away, With the above and other objects in view,

and, underthe weight imposed uponithetop 15, thel lining 5` and thewings 8 not infref` quently pull away, at the angles` wherethe top l5 merges into the wallsi7. j ln order to l i vided with projections 16,` of any` desired i, j lli kind. `These projections 16 may `bein the form of pebbles `"cemented tothe side pori 95' f projectionsl, of any desiredform, are an;

tions of theglining andto the wings 8. ,The

chored in the sides or walls Tof the vaulti j an upwardly convex top, as shown inflfig. 2.

top` 15 is connected with `the and in thetop l5, and therefore, even though i the supports 7 may decay, the lining and the wings will not be pulledloose attlie points 106V,1

lin Fig. 3, iiumeralspreviously used areemtion or explanation, `in view of what has The structure i e5.. wings 8. A former 9 is carried by the core been stated hereinbefore, in 'connection with that form of the invention shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

Another distinguish-ing characteristic of my invention over and above' What is shown in my prior invention resides in the fact that the vault is carried upwardly to the surface 'of the ground. Therefore the top l5 serves as a tablet on which an inscription may be placed, and the structure, obviously, em- Y bodies both agrave vault and a tomb stone. Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is A grave vault comprising a box like body; a lining in the body; a support upheld by the body; the lining having Wings folded on top of the support; a top on the Wings and upheld by the support, the top being formed inonolithieally with the body; and out- Wardly extended projections on the lining and on the wings, at the angles Where the top merges into the body, the projections being anchored in the top and in the body, to prevent a tearing loose oi the lining from the body, and a tearing` loose of the Wings from the top, when the support deteriorates.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signa ture in the presence of two Witnesses.




" 4llopies of this patent may be obtained.V for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner ot Patents.

Washington, I). C.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4060581 *Nov 8, 1974Nov 29, 1977Darby David LMethod of making a composite burial vault
U.S. Classification52/128
Cooperative ClassificationE04H13/00