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Publication numberUS1925964 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 5, 1933
Filing dateMay 14, 1932
Priority dateMay 14, 1932
Publication numberUS 1925964 A, US 1925964A, US-A-1925964, US1925964 A, US1925964A
InventorsWilliam Koppe
Original AssigneeWilliam Koppe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable casket table for automobile hearses
US 1925964 A
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ADJUSTABLE:` cAsKET TABLE FOR AUTOMOBILE HEARSES Filed May 14, 1932 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Inventor Patented Sept. E,


Application May le, 1932. Serial No. 611,415

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The present invention relates to a casket table for use in automobile hearses and has for its prime object to provide a table which is adjustable so that the casket may be supported in an elevated position in the hearse `ieaving room thereunder for the fiowers and the like.

Another very important objectoi the invention resides in the provision of an adjustable casket table of this nature which is exceedingly simple in its construction, inexpensive to manufacture and install, easy to manipulate, thoroughly efficient and reliabie inuse and operation and otherwise well adapted to the purpose for which it is designed.

With the above and numerous other objects in View as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in certain novel features of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts as will bey hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

ln the drawings:

Figure 1 is an elevation of a table embodying the features or" my invention showing the bottom partition of the hearse in section.

Figure 2 is a top plan view oi the table.

Figure 3 is a detail section through one of` the arms.

Figure 4. is an end elevation of the table.

Figure 5 is a View similar to Figure 1 showing another embodiment of the invention, and

Figure 6 is a bottom plan view thereof.

Referring to the drawings in detail and first particularly to Figures l to i inclusive it will be seen that numeral 5 denotes the bottom of a hearse and numeral 6 the front partition thereof. Numeral 7 denotes a table on which a casket 8 is adapted to be placed. The casket table 7 is movable from the dotted line position shown in Figure l to the full line position shown therein. Numerals 9 denote brackets arranged in two pairs on the bottom 5 and pivotally mounted in each bracket 9 is a tubular arm l@ in which telescopes an arm 11 which is provided with a plurality of openings 12 so that a bolt 1d in the arm l0 may be extended therethrough for holding the arm 11 in different adjusted extended positions in respect to the arm 10. The arms 1l are pivoted as at 15 to the side edges of the table 7. A spring 16 is associated with the pivotal connection of each arm 10 with its respective bracket 9 so as to normally hold said arm l0 in a vertical position. A suitable catch 17 is mounted on the table '7 to engage with an eye 18 on the partition 6 for holdingr the table in its elevated position.

It will be readily understood that the table is moved to the dotted line position shown in Figure 1 and the casket placed thereon and then the casket and table are swung upwardly to the elevated position shown in Figure 1. This elevated position may be changed by adjusting the arms 60 11 with respect to the arms 1G. When in this elevated position the casket is readily visible in the hearse and the i'iowers may be placed thereunder. Y

Now referring to the modification shown in Figures 5 and 6 it will be noted that arms 10 v have arms 11 associated therewith in the same manner as arms 10 and 1i. In this modication numeral 7 denotes a table. The arms l1', however, are Xed in any suitable manner to shafts 7 of Figure 1 to the full line position thereof so as 8 to elevate the casket. Y

1t is thought that the construction, operation, utility and advantages of this invention will nowk be clearly understood without a more detailed description thereof.

The present embodiments of the invention have been described in considerable detail merely for 'the purposes of exempliiication since in actual practice they attain the features of advantage enumerated as desirable in the statement of the invention and the above description.

It will be apparent that changes in the details or" construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed or sacrificing any of its advantages.

Having thus` described my invention, what I claim as new is:

In a hearse, the combination with a bottom member having a plurality or slots, of brackets secured to the bottom member adjacent said slots, transverse shafts supported between the brackets, tubular arm members connected at one end with the shafts, rods telescopically engaged with said tubular members, means on the tubular members and engageable with the rods for securing the latter at the desired longitudinal adjustment relative to the tubular members, a table pivoted at its side edges to the free ends of said rods, cranks on the shafts extending downwardly and a threaded portion screw threadedly engaged with the cross bar for rocking said shafts upon turning movement of said threaded rod, and handie means on the free end of said threaded rod for turning it.


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U.S. Classification296/16, 296/19, 27/27
International ClassificationA61G21/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G21/00
European ClassificationA61G21/00