US 1912790 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 6, 1933. w L, PAYNE 1,912,790
SECTIONAL BOX COVER Filed June 24, 1932.
INVENTOR, 'ZZY/zam I. Pay/7e g/ d /w ATTORNEYS.
Patented June 6, 1933 i 1 i QUNITEDFSTATES PATENT OFFICE i warm I. has. .OFK
p snorioivnn noxicovtin i Application filed June 24, 1332. .seha No. 616,013.
Thisinvention relates to cover boxes for at the grave and simultaneously with the coffinsor caskets, and contemplates the procoffin, it is'obvious that base 6 must be lowvision of an enclosure of thischaracter that ered firstto the bottom of the grave through is sectional for the purpose of facilitating the use of the ordinary lowering straps well handling and to permit the use of an excepknown tothe business which i are threaded tionally heavy,strong and durable cover box through upstanding supports 8 carried"b without rendering the handling thereof probase 6 andfextending upwardly therefrom hibitive under normal conditions. a as illustrated in Fi'gsi2, 3 and 4.
One of the primary obj ectsof the invention These supports 8 form means whereby the is to provide avsectional cover box having a coilinitself is held in elevated position above 69 plurality of nested sections held against relathe upper surfaceof base 6 and above plat-- fi l it di l di l t by means form portion 10 thereof which is in'a horiformed as a part of the manysections,'which Zontal plane above the remaining part of means permits assembling thebox at its point base 6. A continuous concavemargin 12 of usewithout the employment of special extends entirely aroundbase 6 between platfastening means or equipment of any kind. form ltl and edges l l thereof. This margin Ordinarily, the use of heavy sectional cover lies entirely in a plane below that of plat boxes for coilins is objectionable because of fornnlO and the outermost edge of concave the necessity for using derricks or other liftmargin 12 likewise is in a horizontal plane 2. ing apparatus and because. the boxes areusuappreciably lower than the plane of the inner- 70 .3 drawing, wherein:
ally so heavy thattrucks are required to most edge thereof. Obviously, water coltransport them to their place of use, all of lecting on platform of base 6 will tend which is obviously highly objectionable. to collect and flow from margin 12, but since Amongthe objects of this invention,-thereit is desirable to' place a soft cement in the fore, is the aim to overcomethe aforemenconcave margin 12 when the sectional cover tioned objections and yet to provide a box box is beingassembled, it is not contemplated that will function in preciselythe same imanthat the box will ever leak if properly conner as a box cast or otherwise formed in a structed. r fewerinumberof pieces. i This concave margin extending around 30 Minor objects of the invention including base 6, therefore, may receive a small quan- 789 many details of construction and the relatity o'f'cement prior to its being lowered into tion of the parts forming the sectional cover the grave and when the next section forming box will be made clear during the following a part 01 the cover boxis lowered to position specification, referring to the accompanying it will enter concave margin 12 and cause r the cement to spread and set. i Figure l is a perspective View of a sec- A fter base 12 has been placed, it is prefertional cover box for coflins embodying the able to build up the sides and ends of the present invention. cover box through the use of continuous F ig. 2 is a vertical, central, longitudinal frame-like, intermediate, unitary 'sections 1 section through the same. 16, each of which has its lower edgeformed Fig. 3 is a vertical, cross-section through to present a convexface 18, while its upper the box, taken on line IIIIII of Fig. 2, edge is concave as at 20. The lowermost and convex edge 18 enters margin 12 as does the Fig. 1 is an exploded view of thesectional lowermost convex edge 18 of the next suc- ..5 cover-box. t
In explaining the structural details emsection 16 immediately therebelow. bodied in the preferred forin'of this inven- Like concaveinargin 12,: the meeting line tion, like reference numerals will be used to formed by the outside of sections 16 joining designate similar parts throughoutthe sevthe outermostedge ofconcave portion '2O is eral views, and sincethe box is usually placed on a horizontal plane below the meeting 7100 ceeding section 16 enter concave edge 20of V created.
line of inner wall and convex edge of sections 16. After the first frame-like section 16 is lowered to position through the use of laterally extending brackets 22, the next succeeding section 16 is set in place and caused to rest upon a thin layer of cement which has been previously poured along the concave upper-edge 20-ofsection l6 therebelow. At this point it is usually desirable to place the coflin within the box upon supports 8, after which the convexo-concave cover 24 is moved down against the uppermost section 16 after the usual amount of cement has been placed along the concave upper edge thereof.
Cover 2% is provided with brackets 26 which are used for the purposeof engaging the lowering straps and a continuous depending flange 28 is formed around the edges of cover 24, the lowermost face 29 of which'is convex to enterthe concave edge of section, 16. Reenforcing rods or similar members 30 may be embedded in the sections of this cover box when they are cast or otherwise formed, and the material from which the box is made may be varied to suit requirements and conditions.
,Manifestly, the use of a sectional cover box of this character eliminates the necessity of transporting the same as one or two pieces of equipment and by making the box sectional in character it is possible to handle and install the same without equipment necessary in the handling of exceptionally weighty objects.
When properly cemented together, parts of this sectional cover box are bonded to- 'gether to create a substantially unitary enclosure. There is no danger of relative displacement between the parts and a very longlasting and durable coffin enclosure is Having thus described theinvention, what is claimed as new and. desired to be'secured by Letters Patent is:
1. A cover box for a coffin comprising, in combinatioma base; a plurality of intermediate, unitary sections, each having continuous sides and ends; and a cover, said base, sections, and cover formin tinterengaging means to maintain the cover box in assembled relation and against relative horizontal displacement.
2. Acover box for a coflin comprising, in combination, a base; a plurality of intermediate unitary sections, each having integral sides and ends; a cover, said base, sections and cover forming interengaging means to maintain the cover box in assembled relation; and a platform having a plurality of upstanding supports formed on the inner side of said base. 1
3. In a cover box for a coflin,a base; a continuous concave margin formed at the edges of said base and alongone side thereof; a
plurality of supports extending upwardly signature.
from the base; and an intermediate, unitary, frame-like section having a continuous convex edge fitted into said continuous concave margin.
4:. In a cover box for a coflin, a base; a continuous concave margin formed at the edges of said base and along one side thereof; a plurality of unitary, frame-like intermediate sections, having adjacent edges nested; and a cover having a convex, depending flange in nested relation with a concave edge formed on the uppermost intermediate section, the lowermost section fitting into the concave margin formed by said base.
5. In a cover box for a coffin, a base; a continuous concave margin formed at the edges of said base and along one side thereof; a plurality of unitary, frame-like intermediate. sections each having a concave upper edge and a convex lower edge, the adjacent edges of said sections and the concave groove in the, base being in nested relation; and a cover having a depending continuous convex flange fitting into the concave edge of the uppermost. intermediate section.
6; In a cover box for a coffin, a base; a continuous concave margin formed at the edges of said base and along one side thereof; a plurality of unitary, frame-like intermediate sections each having a concave upper edge and a convex lower edge, the adjacent edges of said sections and the concave groove in the base being in nested relation; and a cover having a depending continuous convex flange fitting into the concave edge of the uppermost intermediate section, the outermost lines of meeting between all nested members being in a horizontal plane below the innermost lines of meeting between said members.
7. In a cover box for a cotlin, a series of intermediate, frame-like sections each having a continuous concave edge and an opposite continuous convex edge.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto afiix my WILLIAM L. PAYNE.