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Publication numberUS2436598 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 24, 1948
Filing dateAug 22, 1942
Priority dateAug 22, 1942
Publication numberUS 2436598 A, US 2436598A, US-A-2436598, US2436598 A, US2436598A
InventorsJohn Pastor, Standish Louis J
Original AssigneeBridgeport Casket Hardware Com
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Casket handle
US 2436598 A
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Feb. 24, 1948. J. PASTOR El AL. I 2,43,593

CASKET HANDLE Filed Aug. 22, 1942 Patented Feb. 24, 1948 UNITED STATES masses CASKET HANDLE John Pastor and Louis J. Standish, Bridgeport,

- Conn., assignors to The Bridgeport Casket Hardware Company, Bridgeport, Conn., a corporation of Connecticut Application August 22, 1942, Serial No. 455,768

, 4 Claims. 1

gether so that there is no'tendency for the handle to split and thus fail to-support the casket being carried. It is also an object to provide such a construction which can be made entirely of wood and does not require reinforcing with metal.

7 With the foregoing and other objects in view we have devised the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification. It is, however, to be under-.

stoodi that the invention is not .limited to the specific details and arrangement shown but may comprise various changes and modifications within the scope of the invention.

In this drawing:

Fig.1 is a side elevation of the handle applied to a casket, a portion of the casket being shown in section; v a

Fig. 2 is a front view thereof;

Fig.1 3 is a section substantially on line 33 of Fig. 2 on a somewhat larger scale and showing the handle in raised or carrying position;

Fig. 4 is a front view of the lower portion of the lug with the pivoted handle portion removed;

Fig. 5 is a bottom view thereof, and

Fig. 6 is a rear view.

This handle may be made of different material butfdue to the scarcity of available metals it is so designed as to'be constructed of wood and still have; the required strength without requiring metal inserts, and'is so constructed and arranged that .the weight or strain on the handle acts to prevent splitting'of'the handle in contrast to former constructions in which strains tend to cause handles to split. The construction is also such that when the handle is in the lifting or carrying position there is no weight and practically no strain on the hinge pin, but all the weight or pressure is carried directly from the lugto the handle, the pin being required merely to keep the elements from separating. The handle comprises the block or lug ||'.l secured to the casket H by any suitable means, such as the screws I2 and I3. This block is provided with a notch or recess l4 extending upwardly from its lower edge in which the handle member or bar I5 is pivoted by a pin It. Any suitable type of grip bar I! is mounted on the member l5. It is to be understood that there may be a number of these blocks and pivoted members secured to the side of the casket with a grip bar I! connect- 8 ing them, or the members l and I may be mounted in pairs with a short grip mounted on the individual handles. recessed in its rear wall at its lower end, as indicated at I, for a transverse insert block or strip [0 9 of hard wood. The inn-er end of the bar is shaped as shown in Figs. land 3. It is slightly recessed at the inner end on the under side, as indicated at 20, providingv a shoulder 2| to rest on top of the insert piece I9 when the handle is in the raised or carrying position, and at the top .side of the bar is a transverse supporting surface 22 to engage the surface 23 at the top of the notch or recess M. It will be seen from Fig. 3 that the surface 22 is at the right or outwardly of pivot pin |6, so that as the bar I5 is raised it is carried upwardly and engages against the surface 23 and the surface; 23 therefore presses downwardly on the surface22. It will also be v seen that the surface'2l is' on the opposite side 26 of the pivot H5 or inwardly of it, so that it presses downwardly on insert l9 and pressure of this insert IS on this surface 2 i is upwardly. Therefore the pressures against the two surfaces 2| and 22 are on opposite sides of the bar 5 and 30 tend to press them together so that there are no *forces tending to split the bar l5, but in fact there are forces acting just the opposite, tending to press the grain ofthe bar together.

Just forwardly of the surface 22 there is also preferably provided an upright shoulder 24 to engage the front surface 25 of the block W. This acts to also press against the block and form a sort of stop, and it also supports the material or grain of the wood of the block Hi just forwardly of the surface 22, and thus prevents the wood yielding outwardly or being crushed by the pressure of the surface 22. Ityvill be seen that when the bar I5 is in the raised -for carrying position, the entire weight or strain of lifting and carrying is taken by the surfaces 2|, 22 and 24 against the members l9 and I0 so that there is no strain on the hinge pin it which would tend to split the bar I 5 or shear off this pin,the pin being required merely to retain the bar IS in the block In to 5 prevent their separating. The insert I9 is preferably made of harder or tougher wood so as to take the pressure of the surface 2| without yielding or crushing, thus permitting the block In to be made of some softer wood. It is also easier 5 to make this device with the insert H! as the Block H) is transversely v danger of its becoming detached therefrom o r yielding in lifting or carrying. The surface 2 is inclined slightly as lndic fd,

lower wall of the bar l5 and,"tl ie ge pin, so that the reaction against the top'o'f thinsttl! tends to draw the bar l5 inwardly and thus secure it more firmly in the carryingtpdsitiori instead of tending to force it outwardly.

It will be seen from the above that the handle is qt very simple construction and may be made ent rely o r-wqbiijtnu aving metal, Whichj'at the e z eemgi f e ei jed'fi l t r t' the structurehs; such that there is no danger of e 9 1: "cri sliingfor rag ng u'nj der the liftin' a earning qs s're dtb i n r of; as; that??? st a sa s r s t ss a p d h i that i te doftenamgmsmw it as in ord nary" 'constriicth)" "they act just the were. a d end o 'p ith e sie i e Qi the bartogetherjarid obviate any danger at its 'Ifhisisifnportant g T I i'n themain use'ior' whichl'the device, is intend'eftl there should be asa ternprasa jitejie njz X i e- Hav fi fih s c bdibeh tietw eiw Dem e l, caskethandle ,Vattaching. device compris i g a bracket portion and a rbd-frarrying hinge member, saidbracketpgrtiofi being slotted to re: Q s s d ihse. member an sa d; in e! member 9. b vptah'yi mounte at a Da nty-adjacent its up er e d upon or on. pm. an a recess at each side 9f the 'sloli inifl iefiriner 'face of said v i 1" 4 1 With the inner face for lth'el'braclr t port whereby it is. held inplaceQby thefadjacent wall of the casket an e n ated m n t Pa e an t he. rear ofthe pimmeansi n ition'jto b e'engaged i3 the'uii .erji'j e'rportion'or'the hinge member whereby "to vstunfup ward movement-bf the latter.

2. An all wood casket handle a tach devi comp sineia bracket pbrticn'and'a rod-carryi g hinge member aid bracket" portion being slotted to'receive' said hinge'rn ber. andsaid h n e member being, bivoliglly fi Q 13d at'a Point adi centits upper "endjiincn 1a doweljh n e tendin across said slot ,1a recess. at ca the inner ace" and anal) mef t i fze ex enderect r mvem bracket portion whereby it is held in place by the adjacent wall of the casket and being located somewhat below and to the rear of the dowel in position to be engaged by the upper inner portion of the hinge member whereby to stop the upward movement of the latter.

3. A handle oi the cha 1 ;;i ;t e 1;\,v described comprising" a log adapted tql be mbui tepgoijran article tifbe carried and provided with a rcsdxtending upwardly from the lower edge thereof and a transverse recess in the rear wall adjacent said ilowfiriedge, an insert in said latter recess extendss the lower part of the first recess, and

e inemb 'cfomprising a wooden bar piv- 1Y otall he first recess by a transverse an aide ding thin gh the bar, said bar being provided withah ritact surface on its upper side lbcatedabov and outwardly of the pivot pin to engagethe top of said recess when said bar is in ther'aised or carrying position and another contact surface on its lower side located below and ihw'arjdy or "the" pivot pin wrest "saidins'ertto prev n 5 121; :Qf 'tliefbar miner actimiif the" pln. 'e' A ,mxuw cfl -w '5. 11

A handlegi the character described con pr in'g' aldfglaldapted to be nig'iirited ori'an article to be" frrieqaiid provided with-a recessexteiid ing' pwardi fromt elbwel edge therofanda; ff" "prise recess i the'rea'rwall' ajacentsaidj r edge, an insert iifsaid latter recess extend handle member comprising a wooden ba r 'pivot ally"ir'ioiihted inthe-fifst 'rec'essby' a transverse pin" extending through *threfbaii, said bar being provided with" acoriftaict surface" on its upper side located' abo e: and iorwardlyoi the pivot "pirfto engage the "to wall "of the recess when metal-i is"inthe raised or carrying position an s 'se'co'nd contact surface oh" its under sidelocated below" and fearwardly o'f'the pivotpi'n to relat on said inse t st marinebassures nsamsurfaces tend" to press theupper lower sides 'of 'thfbfalr toward each other toizre'vr'it splitting of the as b Pr s u e frm t e. i andv i'u h heiu der 'onthejtop er the a forwardly "o the first contact surfactb engage-meubrigntrmrit sin? face of the block at the top of the first re ess:


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U.S. Classification16/439
International ClassificationA61G17/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61G17/04, A61G2017/041
European ClassificationA61G17/04