US 1492048 A
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April 29, 1924.
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INEVA TAG-LLONIA REILLY, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
Application filed October 23, 1922, Serial No. 596,341. Renewed November 1, 1923.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, INEVA T. REILLY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Indianapolis, in the county of Marion and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tombstones; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to iinprovements'in tombstones and more particularly to head stones, the object being to provide a stone having a novel form of base which assists in anchoring the stone and also serves to contain growing plants or cut flowers, as occasion may require, a suitable container being preferably provided for the cut flowers.
With the foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, the description being supplemented by the accompanying drawing.
Figure 1 is a front elevation.
Figure 2 is a side elevation.
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view as indicated by line 33 of Fig. 1, showing a container within the base for out flowers.
Figure 1 is a view similar to Fig. 3 but illustrating the manner in which the base is used to contain growing plants.
In the drawing above briefly described, the numeral 1 designates head stone of any desired shape, the lower end 2 of said head stone being reduced and having a. flat front side 3 w1th a shoulder 4 facing downwardly and disposed at the yuncture of the side 3 with the remaining front side portion of the stone. At the front of the stone 1, I pro vide a horizontally elongated base block 5 having a flat rear side which its against and is cemented to the side 3 of the reduced stone end 2, the shoulder a then resting upon the block 5 as shown. The block 5 is elongated in a direction parallel with the front side of the stone 1 and is of a length greater than the width of said stone as shown in Fig. 1, whereby it serves to efiectively anchor the stone when inset in the earth.
the purpose of containing cut flowers, as
shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. The several sides of the container 8 are preferably tapered downwardly to some extent so as to facilitate insertion and removal and to also permit a number of the containers to be readlly nested while shipping or storing, before they are sold to the user.
If desired, the container 8 may be re moved and growing plants may be planted within the opening 6, as disclosed in Fig. 1.
The invention may be embodied in a number of different sizes and proportions and obviously any desired materials may be employed.
I claim: I
1. A head stone having a base adapted to be inset in the earth to assist in anchoring the stone, said base extending forwardly from the head stone and being elongated in a direction parallel to the front side of the stone with its end portion extending beyond the head stone and the base having an opening entirely from its top to its bottom to receive either growing flowers or a container of out flowers.
2. A headstone having a reduced lower end and a downwardly facing shoulder across its front side at the juncture of said reduced end with the remainderof the stone, a horizontallyelongated base block of greater length than the width of said stone having its rear side fitting against the front side'of said reduced stone end,
said block being in contact with said shoul- I INEVA TAGLLONIA REILLY.