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Publication numberUS1643154 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 20, 1927
Filing dateJan 11, 1927
Priority dateJan 11, 1927
Publication numberUS 1643154 A, US 1643154A, US-A-1643154, US1643154 A, US1643154A
InventorsDe Young Palmer L
Original AssigneeDe Young Palmer L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Grave monument
US 1643154 A
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p P, L. DE YOUNG GRAVE MONUMENT Filed 'Jargrll, 1927 Patented Sept. 20, 1927.]

, retain PALMER'II. DE YOUNG, OF GREEK, SOUTH CAROLINA.

GRAVE MONUMENT.

I a ease. filedij'anuary 11,1927. seriai Nb. 160,449.-

The object of this invention is to provide a stone gravemonument 1n wh chthe in- I scription-face .ofthestone willbe protected against disintegration by Weathering and also from soiling, and. a further obgect is to provide means whereby a photograph. may

be set into the face ,of the inscription stone insuch manner as not only'to be protected from the weather but also from the fading monument""constructed E in. accordance with my invention;

Fig- 2 is a vertical sectional View thereof;

Figs. 3 and {L are views of details hereinafter described.

The numeral 5 designates the base-stone which may be, as shown, a single block or may be constructed of a plurality of blocks. Ilpon this base is mounted a back-slab 6 whose front face carries the cut inscription and also, if desired, a pocket 7 for a photograph, this pocket being located near the upper end of theslab. A pair of side-slabs 8 is mounted upon the base with their edges in contact with the side edges of the back-slab 6.. The front edges of the side-slabs 8 PFC? ject to a point in frontof the face of the slab 6 tothus provide a recess in the front part of the monument. A topslab 9 is placed upon theupper ends of the side-slabs and the rear slab'to thus form a canopy or cover for the recess. All the foregoing stone members are properly cemented together where they come in contact with each other.

The side-slabs 8, at a point in front of theinscription-face, are vertically" grooved at 10 to receive a vertical transparent glassplate 11 whose lower edge isset .in a similar groove'in the base and whose upper edge is set ina groove in the top-slab 9. The'edges of the glass are cemented vin these grooves. This glass forms a sealed chamber in front of the inscription-face of the stone 6, thus protecting the inscription-face against water and preventing it from being soiled, thereby keeping the inscription in condition to be easily read at all times. For ventilation of they cavity behind the glass-plate, I provide one or more grooves 12 around the upper edge of the glass-plate, and to protect the photograph in the holder 7 from the effects of the glass, under the, top-slab, thissunof sunshine I arrange a sunshade 13 in front shade consisting of anopaqueplate, such as stone, havingits ends set in notches 1 f cut. in the side-slabs 8. Toenablethe photograph to. be viewed without stooping down and.

looking up under the shield 13, I cut out the lower edge thereof midway the ends of the shield to form an arch-like opening. It .will be observedthat rain-water. cannot splash up into the ventilating-passages 12, as the shield 13 effectually prevents this. y

By making the monument of a plurality of slabs. in the manner set forth, I am enabled to assembleit at its'site, and, by mounting the glass sheet andthe shield 13 in the manner set forth, they may be readily built into the monument at the time of erection or assemblage.

lVhat I claim as new is:

1. A grave monument consisting of a base, a separate back-slab having an inscriptionface facing forwardly, separate side-slabs mounted on the base extending forwardly beyondthe inscription-face, a separate topslab removably supported on the upper ends of the aforesaid slabs to thus form a recess at the front of the monument, and a transparent glass-plate supported in front of the inscriptionface and having its edges seated in grooves in the base, the side-slabs and the top-slab, whereby the top-slab holds the glass-plate in place firmly supported at all its edges. r

2. A grave monument consistingof a base, a back-slab. having an inscription-face-faeing forwardly, side-slabs mounted on the base extending forwardly beyond the inscription-face, a top-slab removably supported on the upper ends of the aforesaid slabs to thus form a recess at the front of the monument, a transparent glass-plate sup ported in front of the inscription-face and having its edges sealed in grooves in the base, the side-slabs and the top-slab, and an opaque weather shield mounted in front of the glass-plate and arranged to depend from the top-slab.

3. A grave monument consisting of a base, a back-slab having an inscription-face facing forwardly, side-slabs mounted on the base extending forwardly beyond the inscription-face, a top-slab supported on the upper ends of the aforesaid slabs to thus form a recess at the front of the monument,

a. transparent glass-plate supported in front and the top-slab, and an opaque shield supported under the top slab in notches in the upper end of the side-slabs at a point in front of the glass.

4. A grave monument consisting of a base, a back-slab having an inscription-face facing forwardly, side-slabs mounted on the base extending forwardly beyond the in-.

seription-faee, a top-slab supported on the upper ends of the aforesaid slabs to thus form a recess at the front of the monument, a transparent glass-plate supported in front of the inscription-face and having its edges seated in grooves in the base, the sideslabs and the top-slab, and an opaque shield supported under the top-slab in notches in the upper end of the side-slabs at a point in front of the glass, ventilating-opemngs being provided in the top-slab over the top edge of the glass.

5. A grave monument consisting of a base, a back-slab having an inscription-face fao ing forwardly, side-slabs mounted on the base extending forwardly beyond the inseription-face to thus form a recess at the front side of the monument, a top-slab removabl 1 supported on the upper ends of the aforesaid slabs to thus form a top cover for said recess, a transparent glass-plate supported in front of the inscription-face and having its edges seated in grooves in the base, the side-slabs and the top-slab, so that said glass-plate will be l'elnovably held in place by the top-slab and be supported at all four of its edges, and an opaque shield positioned in front of the glass at the upper edge thereof, this shield being held down in grooves in the side-slabs by the top-slab, a ventilating-opening being provided at the upper edge of the glass-plate to thus ventilate the cavity between the inscription-face and the glass.

In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature.

PALMER- L. DE YOUN

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3438159 *Mar 6, 1967Apr 15, 1969Memorial Photo Service IncCemetery marker and improvements therein
Classifications
U.S. Classification52/104, 40/124.5
International ClassificationE04H13/00
Cooperative ClassificationE04H13/003
European ClassificationE04H13/00B