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Publication numberUS1821760 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 1, 1931
Filing dateDec 20, 1930
Priority dateDec 20, 1930
Publication numberUS 1821760 A, US 1821760A, US-A-1821760, US1821760 A, US1821760A
InventorsHamilton Charles W, Leitch David C
Original AssigneeHamilton Charles W, Leitch David C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Casket construction
US 1821760 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Sept. 1, 1931. D. c. LElTCH ET AL CASKET CONSTRUCTION Filed Dec. 20, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet. 1


D. c. Lam. w M. 1 21,160

CASKET CONSTRUCTION Filed Dec. 20, I930 Sept: l, 1931.

2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IN VEN TOR5.



This invention relates in casket construction.

The principal object of this invention is to provide a casket wherein the outer porto improvements tion of the casket may be used over again,

thus decreasing the cost of burial and cremation.

A further object is to produce a device of this character which will have all the appearances of an ordinary casket.

A further object is to provide simple means whereby the inner casket may be removed from the outer casket.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like 29 parts throughout the same,

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a conventional casket having our device incorporated therein,

Figure 2 is a cross-sectional View of the inner casket,

Figure 3 is a cross-sectional View taken on the line 8-3 of Fig. 1, and

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary detail view of the inner casket securing means.

At the present time, it is common to employ a casket in which a body is placed, which casket is of expensive construction and is only used once, with a result that considerable expense is involved in the disposing of the body whether it be by burial Applicants have therefore or cremation. produced a novel structure in which an outer shell is provided in which a cheaper casket is enclosed, and as a result, by providing quickly detachable securing means, the shell may be removed and again used with a In the accompanying drawlngs wherein for the purpose of illustrating is shown a preferred embodiment of our invention, the numeral 5 designates a shell like structure having all the appearances of an ordinary casket. This shell is provided with the customary hinged top 6 and with the conventional handles, thru the medium of which similar casket of cheap construction.

the casket is carried. The shell 5 has an open bottom so that a casket 7 within which the body rests, may be inserted within the shell. This casket 7 has a slide 8 thru which the cover 6 is raised. In order to secure the casket 7 within the shell 5, we. provide a plurality of spring clips 9 and 11. These clips are each provided upon their lower ends with hooked extremities 12 adapted to under-lie the casket 7 so as to hold the same within the shell in such a position that the top edge 13 of the casket 7 will be in engagement with the top edge of the shell 5. In order to clips 9 and 11 toward the shell so as to remove the hooked extremities 12 from beneath the shell, we employ threaded members 14 having handles 16 attached thereto. These threaded members extend thru the shell 5 lb and are rotatably secured in their respective spring clips in their lower ends of the respective spring clips 9 and 11.

It will thus be seen that when the casket 7 1s positioned within the shell 5 and the our invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of of the subjointed claim.

Having thus described our invention, we claim In a device of the character described, a

shell adapted to have a casket placed therein,

said shell having an opening thru the bottom thereof for the reception of said casket, spring clips secured to the sides of said shell said spring clips having hooked extremities extending beneath y y be viewed after the 5 which are lib draw the spring C5 extremities 12 of the the invention or the scope 9o sald construction, and

threaded members extending thru said shell and engaging said spring clips whereby said hooked extremities may be withdrawn from beneath said casket.

In testimony whereof we affix our signetures.


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U.S. Classification27/35, D99/7
International ClassificationA61G17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G17/00
European ClassificationA61G17/00