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Publication numberUS2075859 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 6, 1937
Filing dateSep 16, 1936
Priority dateSep 16, 1936
Publication numberUS 2075859 A, US 2075859A, US-A-2075859, US2075859 A, US2075859A
InventorsJames Martin
Original AssigneeJames Martin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Grave marker
US 2075859 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

J. MARTIN A ril 6, 1937.

GRAVE MARKER Filed Sept. 16, 1956 Patented Apr.-6, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 5 Claims.

The invention relates to improvements in markers for graves as described in the present specification and shown in the accompanying drawing.

5 An object of the invention is to provide a mark er comprising a cement block or the like intended to be sunk into the ground and having a metal plate at the top for disposition flush with the ground surface, whereby it will be exposed to 10 view yet will not obstruct mowing of the lawn surface of the ground.

A further object is to furnish the marker with a cylinder embedded in the block and having a mouth closed by a stopper such as a screw plug 15 which carries a container disposed in the bore of the cylinder. The container is detachable from the plug and is protected by its lodgement in the cylinder. The container is intended to contain documents or other papers relating to the de- 20 ceased which relatives or other parties may desire to repose in this depository for future reference or inspection. The cylinder together with the plug and container may and it is proposed will be made of a non-corrosive material in order 25 to preserve the contents over a long period of time and to guard against binding of the plug which would render the container inaccessible.

The invention provides an inexpensive marker that can be made up and sold by stores direct to 3 the public.

Referring to the accompanying drawing:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the marker.

Figure 2 is a horizontal section thereof taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an edge view of the top plate.

Like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in each of the figures throughout the drawing of the invention.

The block 4 is preferably of an oblong shape as 40 shown. It is proposed to construct it of a mouldable material such as cement. The top plate 5 may and. will conform to the top of the block and rest thereon.

The top plate will be fashioned with appropriate 45 inscriptive matter as indicated at 6. It may be manufactured from a non-corrosive alloy such as bronze.

Anchoring pieces I may be cast integral with the underside or attached thereto in order to be 50 mouldably embedded in the block so as to permanently unite the top plate thereto. The anchoring pieces are depicted as integrally constructed in Figure 3 and will of course be suitably arranged preferably in the vicinity of the corners of the 55 plate.

The cylinder 8 is a tubular member having its inner end closed and its outer end open. An enlarged head 9 is formed at the outer end, such as the hexagonal shaped element shown, to preclude 60 the cylinder from turning or having a tendency to turn in the block when screwing in the plug or unscrewing it. The cylinder is disposed longitudinally of the block with the end face ID of the head flush or substantially flush with an end of the block. i

The plug I I serves as a closure for the cylinder and for the container l2. It has a screvvrthreaded connection with the head of the cylinder and a similar connection with the container which is entirely disposed in the bore of the cylinderl,

An advantage of this construction is that the container is removed from the cylinder in the detachment of the plug which facilitates its removal and saves providing other means to effect its removal.

The cylinder is preferably mouldably embedded in the block, but may be otherwise secured therein. Non-corrosive material will be used in the manufacture of the cylinder, the plug and the container.

What I claim is:

1. A grave marker comprising a block having an open-ended chamber therein, a detachable closure for said chamber, a container lodged in the chamber, and means rigidly connecting the container to the closure to effect its removal therewith. g

2. A grave marker comprising a block having an open-ended chamber therein, a detachable closure for said chamber, a container lodged in the chamber and rigidly carried by the closure and means providing a detachable connection between the container and the closure.

3. A grave marker comprising an elongated block having an opening extending inwardly from an end thereof, a cylinder fixedly lodged in the opening and having the outer end of its bore open and the inner end closed, a stopper detachably fitted in the open end thereof, and a container lodged in the cylinder and rigidly connected to the stopper.

4. A grave marker comprising an elongated block having an opening extending inwardly from an end thereof, a cylinder fixedly lodged in the opening and having the outer end of its bore open and the inner end closed, a plug having a screwthreaded connection with the open end of the bore, and a container lodged in the bore and having an open end closed by a screw-threaded connection with the plug.

5. A grave marker comprising an elongated block of mouldable material, a cylinder mouldably embedded therein with an open end flush with an end of the block, a plug having a screwthreaded connection with the open end of the cylinder, and a container lodged in the bore of the cylinder with an open end threadedly connected to the plug.

JAMES MARTIN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/38, 52/103, 27/1, D99/17
International ClassificationE04H13/00
Cooperative ClassificationE04H13/003
European ClassificationE04H13/00B