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Dec. 7, 1943. B. M. FIFER BURIAL VAULT MOULD Filed Jan. 8, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Dec; 7, I B M. v BURIAL VAULT MOULD Filed Jan. 8, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Dec. 7, 1943 UNITED STATES v PATENT ore-ice BURIAL VAULT: M0131):
Bertha M; Fifer, Bloomington, Ind.
Application January 8, 194%,:Seriah-No. 373,683;
The present: invention relates to improvements in burial vaults and casket molds.
The primary object o'f the'invention is to provide amold" form which may be quickly and easily assembled and which may be easily'broken down for the purpose of removing the-finished molded product;
ii -further object of the invention is to provide a-buriarvault mold of the above mentioned" character: which by reason ofits' construction makes it possible-' to pour the plastic material between themold sections with considerable ease and ra Didity';
A-- still' further oh'je'ctof the invention is to provide a casket and burial vault'mold havinga core member which suspendedwithin'the mold" section; a-nd'whichis capable of adjustment wherebg the distancebetween the core'memb'erand the mold 'si'de walls will be constant 'to'insure wa'lls'of eq'ui-distant thickness" in the finished product;
Other objects and advantages of theinvention will becomeapparentduring the course-of the following description of the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is? side elevational view of the mold embodyingtheinvention;
Figure 2 is a; top elevational view illustrating in detail the" manner in which'the' coreis suspended intthe' outer m'oldsection Figure 3 is anendel'evation'al view'showing, the manner in which the end walls of themol'd section :are'secured together;
Figure 4'- isafragmentary" perspective view showingrth cornerjoint and the manner ofianchorin'g the end'walls to the sides of the outer mold section;
Figure 5 is a longitudinal cross sectionalview taken on line 55 of Figure 2 looking in the direction of the arrows illustrating in detail the manner in which the mold core and mold sections are assembled;
Figure 6 is a vertical cross sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Figure 5 looking in the direction of the arrows further showing the support for the mold section and the manner in which the same is supported;
Figure 7 is a vertical cross sectional view taken on line 11 of Figure 5 looking in the direction of the arrows showing in detail the support for suspending the core section of the mold;
Figure 8 is a fragmentary vertical section illustrating one of the corner joints of the core section; and t Figure 9 is a perspective view showing a corner: fragment tot: illustrate? the formation of the cor'ez'sectiom In. the drawings; whereim for: the purpose of illustrating the: invention. and: wherein like reference" characters: will :be' employed" to designate likeparts throughout the same; attention is first directed to Figures 1- t'o:-9' inclusive wherein the reference character will-generally be employed todesignate.var moldsbase-which is rectangular in shape-andis provided zwithalongitudinal concave portion IS in which is fitted:anarcuatelycurved base vplate. I 8
The outer mold-sectionsinclude side plates 20, thee-lower edges-oil which are adapted to rest on the base-V.- l.4l along the marginal edges thereof. Endgwall's 22 are p-rovidedfor. the outer. mold sectime 201 and each .endrwall 22.is. provided with corner reinforcingbars.24.--and. acentralreinfbrcing bar 26'. A transverse reinforcing. bar 28 is provided along the upper edge of'each end wall '22 and connects the respective reinforcingbars 24 and 26; The ends of the tr'ansverse reinforcing bar: 28" project slightly beyond thevertical edges of 'the" endlwa'llto' form shoulders adapted to engagea' longitudinal flange 32 carried by the upper edg'e'of each side-wallfifland oifset therefrom asiat 34; v
The lower edge of each endwall 22 isarcuately curvedasat- 36 tofit in the'contounof the" cavity I6 formed inth'e base [4; and anchoring-rods 38 extendthrough openings'in-the sidewalls 20'ofthe mold and through suitable apertures 40 in-the verticalreinforcing hars- 24 and 26. The ends of the anchoringrodsware screw threaded as at 42 for receiving nuts 44 which" maybe ti'ghtened by means of a wrench or the like to draw the side walls 20 together and securely clamp the end walls 22 in position.
The mold core section .is comprised of side walls including sections 46 and 48 which are separably connected by means of vertical joining lugs 50 and 52 formed on the meeting edges of the respective sections 46 and 48. The complementary meeting faces 54 of the joining lugs 50 and 52 are beveled so that the sections 46 may be easily removed. A bolt 56 extends through the joining lugs 50 and 52 as shown in Figure 5 so that a nut threaded on the end thereof as at 58 may securely lock the sections together.
Each side wall section 46 and 48 is provided with a vertical reinforcing bar 60 adjacent the ends thereof. End walls 62 are provided for the core section and each end wall is provided with vertical side strips 64 having transverse connecting bars 66, the ends of which as at 61 project slightly beyond the vertical edges of the strip 64 so that they may be received in notches 68 in the ends of the side wall sections 46 and 48 of the core. The extreme upper ends of the vertical reinforcing bars 64 are connected by a transverse bar 10, the ends of which project slightly beyond the side walls of the core section so that they will rest on the upper edge of the side walls 20 of the mold section.
The loweredges of the core section including the side wall portions 46 and 48 and the end walls 62 are spaced from the bottom arcuately curved wall l8 of the mold section and the end walls 62 of the core section are curved as at 12 in conformity to the curvature of the bottom wall I8.
The core section is suspended within the mold section by means of uprights 14 having their lower edges supported on the base l4 and their upper ends connected by a transverse bar 16, the ends of which are angularly bent as at 18 for being fastened in place by means of bolts or the like. Screw threaded rods 80 extend through apertures in the transverse bars 16 and the upper ends of the screw threaded rods are provided with nuts 82 for preventing downward movement thereof. The lower ends of the screw threaded rods 80 are angularly bent as at 84 and are adapted tobe received in openings 86 formed in the vertical reinforcing bars 60 of the core side wall sections 46 and 48.
After the core section is thus suspended in the mold section, wire screening 88 is interposed between the side walls, bottom walls and end walls of the mold section and core section so that when concrete or other plastic material .90 is poured therein as shown in Figures '1 to 9 inclusive, the reinforcing screening 88 will be imbedded therein to strengthen the walls and corner sections of the vault.
When the concrete or other plastic material has sufiiciently hardened, the side and end walls 20 and 22 may be removed and the core section may be removed by separating the side wall sections 46 and 48' to effect the removal thereof and the subsequent removal of the end walls 62.
It is to be understood, that the form of the invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred embodiment of the same and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.
What is claimed is:
1. In a collapsible mold, a bottom having a longitudinally extending cavity of arcuate shape in vertical cross section, upstanding end and side plates around said cavity, a supporting frame adjacent the outside of said plates, spaced transverse rods carried by said frame and projecting through apertures in the side plates and being screw threaded for receiving nuts to removably secure the side plates to the end plates, an inner form adapted to be suspended within and in spaced relation to the outer form including side plates, each comprising a pair of detachable sections, end plates, an upstanding strip adjacent each corner of the inner form having an upper transverse member projecting beyond the edge of the outer side plates, spaced transverse members carried by said upstanding strips projecting into notches in the side plates of the inner form, a vertical reinforcing bar carried by each section of the side plates of the inner form on the inside thereof, upstanding supports extending from the bottom adjacent the sides of the outer form, and means carried by the upstanding supports and secured to the reinforcing bars for adjustably holding said inner form within said outer form.
2. In a collapsible mold, a bottom havin longitudinally extending cavity of arcuate shape in vertical cross section, upstanding end and side plates around said cavity, a supporting frame adjacent the outside of said plates, spaced transverse rods carried by said frame and projecting through apertures in the side plates and being screw threaded for receiving nuts to removably secure the side plates to the end plates, an inner form adapted to be suspended within and in spaced relation to the outer form including side plates, each comprising a pair of detachable sections, end plates, an upstanding strip adjacent each corner of the inner form having an upper transverse member projecting beyond the edge of the outer side plates, spaced transverse members carried by said upstanding strips projecting into notches in the side plates of the inner form, a vertical reinforcing bar carried by each section of the side plates of the inner form on the inside thereof, an inverted U-shaped support resting on the bottom and straddling said mold and adjustable hooks carried by the bight portion of the inverted U-shaped support and connected to the reinforcing bars for adjustably holding said inner mold in spaced relation to the outer mold and the bottom thereof BERTHA M. FIFER.