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Publication numberUS1904738 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 18, 1933
Filing dateJan 11, 1933
Priority dateJan 11, 1933
Publication numberUS 1904738 A, US 1904738A, US-A-1904738, US1904738 A, US1904738A
InventorsHenry Johnson
Original AssigneeHenry Johnson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Grave marker
US 1904738 A
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H. JOHNSON April 18, 1933.

GRAVE MARKER Filed Jan. 11, 1935 H611! 0 3nventor Gttornegs Patented Apr. 18, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HENRY JOHNSON, OF BEATRICE, NEBRASKA;

GRAVE Application fl1e d--Janua1-y 11, 1933. Serial No. 851,215

rial the body portion thereof being formed 7 with a recess for the reception of a card on which certain data is provided, so that the grave may be readily identified.

A further object of the invention is to provide means for securing the card within the recess, in such a way that the card will be protected against the elements and at the same time provide a securing device that will not rust or tarnish.

With the foregoing and other objects ,in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention. Referring to the drawing: Figure 1 is a front elevational view of a grave marker constructed in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is a side elevational view thereof.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken substantially on line 3'--3 of Figure 1.

Referring to the drawing in detail, the reference character 5 designates the body por tion of the marker, which is formed with a wide head section 6 and a tapered section 7, the tapered section 7 being so constructed that it may be readily driven into the ground surface.

As clearly shown by Figure 2 of the drawing, the head section has its front surface beveled as at 8, so that the printed matter contained on the card supported by the device, may be readily viewed from a standing position, eliminating the necessity of the person stooping to read the card.

This head is formed with a rectangular cut out portion 9 which is of a size slightly greater than the card supported, therein,

thereby'providing a space, for the reception of the rubber backing strip 10.

This rubber backing strip is so constructed that when it-is positioned within the cut out portionf9, the ends and edges thereof will bend outwardly, as clearly shown by Figure 3, thereby providing what might be termed a frame for the card.

The card is indicated by the reference character 11, and is covered by the translucent member 12, which in the present showing is in the form of glass. This member 12 is of a size to completely cover the card 11,

and set up a binding action between the rub- 7.

ber backing strip 10 and walls of the cut out portion 9.

.After the card has been properly positioned, and the translucent member 12 placed a thereover, a layer of cement indicated at 13, is placed over the meeting edges of the rubber backing strip 10, and member 12, thereby securely sealing the card against the elements.

The card is provided with certain indicia to indicate the name of the erson buried, date of death, and age at the time of death.

It will be seen that due to this construction, a durable and weather proof marker is provided, which will not tarnish, and one which will preserve the card supported therein. 1

Having thus described the invention what is claimed is:

1. A marker of the class described, comprising a body portion, a head forming a part of the body portion, said head having a cut out portion. formed in the face thereof, a backing strip positioned within the cut out portion, the edges of the backing strip covering the wall of the cut out portion, a card carrying indicia, positioned on the backing strip, a translucent cover positioned over the card, and the adjacent edges of the backing strip and translucent member being cemented together. i

2. A marker of the class described, comprising a body portion including a wide head 5 and a tapered portion, the head havmga cut out portion, a rubber backing strip positioned in the cut out portion, the edges of the strip extending outwardly lining t e walls of the cut out portion, a card having indicia thereon, positioned against the backing strip and between the outwardly extended edges of the backing strip, a translucent cover on the card, and the adjacent edges of the translucent cover and backing strip being cemented together. a

3. A marker of the class described comprising a body portion, a head formed at one end of the body portion, the face of the head being beveled and formed with a cut out portion, a backing strip fitted in the cut out portion, portions of the backing strip covering the wall of the cut out portion, a card carrying indicia fitted on the backing strip, a

translucent cover member positloned over the card and the edges of the translucent cover and backing strip, being cemented together.

4. A marker of the class described comprising a body portion, a wide head'formed with a cut out portion, a rubber backing strip larger than the cut out portion, portions of the backing strip extending outwardly when the backing strip is positioned within the. cut out portion, a card supported against the backing strip, a translucent cover member positioned over the card, and the adjacent edges of the translucent cover member and backing strip, being covered by cement.

5. A marker of the class described comprising a body portion having a head, said head having a cut out portion, a backing strip constructed of yieldable material positioned within the cut out portion, the edges of the backing strip extending outwardly, a card carrying indicia, positioned against the backing strip, the edges of the card contacting with the outwardly extended portions of the backing strip, a translucent member fitted against the card and held in position by a water proofing material positioned over the edges thereof.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature.

HENRY JOHNSON.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2597003 *Feb 4, 1948May 20, 1952Herman Johnson AndrewHouse marker
US3126861 *Mar 24, 1961Mar 31, 1964 Surveying stake and related structure
US4790088 *Jun 22, 1987Dec 13, 1988Artico, Inc.Permanent photographic memorial marker
US6105287 *Mar 30, 1998Aug 22, 2000Williams; GaryOutdoor display system
US6898879 *Aug 1, 2003May 31, 2005Larry RegelinMemory marker for a gravesite
US20050022433 *Aug 1, 2003Feb 3, 2005Larry RegelinMemory marker for a gravesite
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/124.5, 116/173, D19/1
International ClassificationE04H13/00
Cooperative ClassificationE04H13/003
European ClassificationE04H13/00B