US 1453375 A
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' May 1,1923. i W. H. ALLEN MAUSOLEUM Filed Feb. 13, 1922 2 Sheets-Shet 1 a?? MQZMMM Patented May 1, 192".
i UNITED sr rs WILLIAM H. ALLEN, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO.
Application filed February 13, 1922. Serial 1%. 536,180.
and useful Improvement in Mausoleums, of
' which the following is afull, clear, and exact description.
The present invention relates to mausoleums and the object of the invention is to provide a. mausoleum construction having individual vaults or crypts in which the ridor or aisle which may be generally repre-- moisture proof substances.
ing the construction forming this invention Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation of a portion of the building construction; Fig. 3 1s a front elevation of a portion of the'building construction.
Referring to'the drawings, 1 indicates an outside wall construction which may be made of any desired material, 2 indicates the fioor construction, and 3 the roof. WVithin the mausoleum there will be provided a corsented at 4, and upon the opposite sides of the aisle will be arranged the crypts or vault in serial alignment horizontally as well as vertically.
Secured to or adjacent to the inner surface of the side wall 1 are a series of vertical metallic members 5. Secured to and spaced vertically are a series of longitudinally extending members 6. These members 5 and 6 are metallic and as shown are of channel form. In using these metallic members they will be suitably coated with Spaced from the inner surface of the wall 1 is what may be termed a corridor wall, which wall is made up of the following construction.
There are a series of vertically extending metallic members 7 These metallic members at their lower ends are suitably secured in a lower tier such as represented at 8, and at their upper ends are secured in some suitable manner to the roof or upper structure, such indicated at 9. Extend-- mg transversely are a series of metallic members 10 which are secured to the up right member 7 in any desired manner.
The longitudinal spacing between the up right members 7-7 is the same as the longitudinal spacing between the upright members 5-5, and the arrangement is such that there is a member 7 standing directlyin line with a vertical member 5. Likewise, the vertical .spacing of the longitudinal members 10 is the same as the verticalspacing between the longitudinal members6,and
each member 10 is arranged so that it lies in; what may be termed a horizontal plane with one of the longitudinally extending members 6. ,o p
Extending from the corridor wall to-the' NT orts.
outer wall are a plurality ofhollow orz'ch'ame bered members, such as indicated at 11.
These members are made of metal, and are so prepared that'they are rust proof and moisture proof. The length of each member 11 is such that it extends from a front member 10 to a rear member 6, resting upon each of these members, and is securedthereto. The heighth of the member 11 is the same as the distance between the adjacent surfaces of the members 10 and the members 6. The width of each member 11 is the same as the spacing between adjacent uprights 7 and between adjacent uprights 5. The member 11 is a'closed container which is air tight as well as, as before stated,
moisture proof, and proofagainst rusting.
The rear end of the member 11 is closed, while the forward end, or that portion which co-operates with the corridor wall, is provided with a door 12 which maybe provided with any suitable locking arrangement, as for instance, bolts 13, so that when the door 12 is closed the container 11 may be closed, and additionally will be hermetically sealed. The provision of the locking mechanism and the sealing to be effected by the door on the closure of the same, are not claimed as any parts of this invention, and therefore no further description need be given.
It will be understood that there are as many containers 11 associated with the construction which has just been described as there are spaces longitudinally between the uprights 7, and that there are as many ver- I i It is preferable, although not necessary,
that in front of each upright member 7 there be arranged a vertical slab it, which will extend throughout the length of the member 7, and likewise, it is desirable that there be horizontally extending strips or slabs 15 which overlie the horizontally extending members10, these strips or slabs 1 1: and 15 being secured to the metallic members 7 and 10 respectively, in any desired manner. Filling in the spaces between the strips 14 and 15 are a plurality of substantially rectangular plates suchas indicated at 16. These plates will originally be made to be removable, that is to say, they will be re- -movable for the purpose of permitting access to a container 11 for the purpose of depositing a body therein. As soon as the container 11is occupied and the door 12 thereof sealed, then the plate 16 may be definitely cemented in place.
These strips 1 1, 15, and the plates 16, may be of any desired ornamental material. The arrangement which has just been described givesa finished ornamental appearance to the corridor wall.
Having described my invention, I claim 1. In a mausoleum building having a wall, a second wall which extends substantially parallel with the first wall, said second wall having as a part thereof metallichorizontally extending members forming a-plurality of rectangular spaces, a plurality of metallic containers one end of each container occupying a rectangular space between adjacent vertical and horizontally extending memsecond wall said second wall having as a part thereof a plurality of metallic vertically extending members and a plurality of trans versely extending members, spacing between the said vertical members being the same as between the vertical members co-operating with the first mentioned wall, and the spacing between the horizontally extending members being the same as the spacing between the horizont-ally extending members associated with the first wall, a plurality of metallic containers extending from the second mentioned Wall and supported by the metallic members of said wall said container extending toward the first mentioned wall and supported by the metallic members associated with said wall, and a door closing said container.
3.' In a mausoleum building having a wall, a plurality of metallic supporting members associated with said wall, a second wall having spaced vertically extending upright members and spaced horizontally extending metallic members, containers extending from the second mentioned wall to the first men tioned wall and supported by the metallic members associated with these respective walls, a door for each container, strips of material overlying the vertically extending metallic members and the horizontally extending metallic members of the second mentioned wall and substantially rectangular pieces occupying the spaces between the said strips.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto affix my signature.
WVILLIAM H, ALLEN.