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Publication numberUS2670497 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1954
Filing dateApr 11, 1951
Priority dateApr 11, 1951
Publication numberUS 2670497 A, US 2670497A, US-A-2670497, US2670497 A, US2670497A
InventorsRowe Leif A
Original AssigneeWm Thoresen Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Casket handle
US 2670497 A
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March 2, 1954 ROWE 2,670,497

CASKET HANDLE Filed April 11, 1951 IN V EN TOR.


- means to be applied at only one point.

Patented Mar. 2, v1954 CASKET HANDLE Leif A. Rowe, Chicago, 111., assignor to Wm. Thoresen Company, Chicago, 111., a corporation of lllmois 1 Application April 11, 1951, Serial No. 220,495

' 2 Claims (01. 16-412) This invention relates to a casket handle, but the structure embodying the invention may be applied to other uses.

An object of the invention is to provide a casket handle of new and improved structure which may be readily secured to the elongated bar at the side of the casket. A further object is to provide such a handle provided with means for receiving a clamping half ring having interlocking parts therewith and requiring fastening A still further object is to provide a casket handle ,of unique construction adapted to receive the elongated rod or bar at the side of the casket and equipped with clamping means which may be secured firmly in position by the use of simple nut means. Other specific objects and advantages will appear as the specification proceeds.

The invention is illustrated in a preferred embodiment, by the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a casket equipped with handles embodying my invention; Fig. 2, a broken view in elevation of the inside portion of a handle; Fig. 3, a vertical sectional view, the section being taken as indicated at line 3-3 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 4, a perspective view of the handle parts shown in spaced-apart relation.

In the illustration given, the casket A is equipped with a plurality of hinge pieces I0, each carrying a pivot pin which extends through the aperture I I of the lug I2 of handle B.

Handle B is employed for securing the elongated bar or rod I3 to the pivot-carrying members II) of casket A.

The handle B is provided adjacent the attachment lug I2 with side wall I4 which form with adjacent attachment lug I2 a post chamber I5. Within the chamber I5 extends a post I6, as shown more clearly in Figs. 3 and 4. The post I6 is preferably formed integrally with the body of handle B.

At the end opposite the attachment lug I2, the body of handle B is provided with a curved or half-ring portion I1. I prefer to equip the half-ring portion I! with a plurality of parallel ribs I8, as shown more clearly in Figs. 3 and 4. The bearing rings I8 are preferably formed with a curvature substantially the same as that of the handle rod or bar I3.

The handle body portion I1 is preferably provided at its outer end with a slot I9 and beyond the slot there is a downwardly projecting lip portion 20 which serves as a guard for the slot I9 and a tongue inserted therein.

For use with the body portion B, I prefer to employ a clamp member 2| which is equipped at one end with a tongue 22 adapted to be extended through the slot I 9 and equipped at the other end with a substantially straight flange 23 adapted to receive the post I6. The intermediate portion of the clamp 2I is preferably in the shape of a half ring for receiving the casket bar or rod I3.

After the bar I3 is in place within the half ring H, the tongue 22 of the clamp 2I isinserted through slot I9 and the flange 23 is then moved toward post It which is received within the aperture 24 of flange 23. The flange 23 is then secured in position by bringing a lock nut 25 over the post It, as shown more clearly in Fig. 3. The lock nut 25 may be of any suitable construction. The specific form illustrated comprises a spring member with offset teeth 26, as shown in greater detail in Fig. 4. The teeth bite into the metal of post I6 and firmly anchor the clamping flange 23 in the position shown.

The handle body member B may be provided beyond the attachment lug I2 with an upwardlyextending skirt portion 21 sheltering and guard.- ing the lug I2 and serving as a stop for the handle member.

Operation In the operation of the structure, the handle member body portion B is secured to the pivotcarrying member III of casket A by means of the usual pivot pin. The elongated rod or bar I3 is then placed within the half-ring portion I I of each handle member B. The clamp 2| is then placed within the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 3 to bring the tongue 22 within the slot IQ of the handle body member B. The clamp 2| is then swung to the position shown in full lines in Fig. 3 with the aperture 24 of the flang 23 receiving post I6. The nut 25 is then secured upon post I6 to confine the flange 23 in the position shown best in Figs. 2 and 3.

From the foregoing operation it will be noted that the securing means is only applied at one point, namely, upon the post I6. At the same time, both ends. of the clamp are secured firmly in position. Th upward thrust of the bar I3 is taken by the upper portion of the clamp 2| and transferred directly to integral post I6. The post I6 is sheltered within chamber I5 and the evidences of wear and slight cuts into the metal of post I6 are not visible. Disassembly may be effected by the removal of nut 25 and the swinging of the clamp 2| to the position shown in dotted.

lines in Fig. 3 so that the clamp may then be raised to remove the tongue 22 from slot IS.

The body portion of handle B provides a lip 20 which extends over and shelters the tongue 22, thereby guarding it against impacts, etc., that might weaken the tongue, tend to dislodge it, or crimp the clamp against the bar 13, while at the same time providing a retaining ledge for maintaining the tongue against removal when the parts are assembled, as shown in Fig. 3.

While in the foregoing specification I have shown a specific structure in considerable detail for the purpose of illustrating an embodiment of the invention, it will be understood that such details of structure may be varied widely bythose skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim;

1. A casket handle, comprising a body member having one end provided with an apertured lug adapted to b secured by a pivot pin to a casket part and having its other end curved to form a half ring provided at its outer end with a slot formed integrally therein, said half ring being provided with a downwardly-extending lip adjacent said slot and with inwardly-extending bearing ribs, said body member being provided at a point between said half ring and said apertured lug with an inwardly-extending post and with inwardly-extending side walls about said post, an arcuate clamp having at one end a tongue adapted to b received Within the slot of said half ring and at its other end with an apertured flange for receiving said post, and a releasable spring-fastening nut having teeth engageable with said post for anchoring said flange upon said post.

2. A casket handle, comprising a body member having one end provided with an attachment member adapted to be secured to a casket part and having its other end curved to form a half ring provided adjacent its outer end with a slot and at its outer end with a depending lip, said body member being provided at a point between said half ring and said attachment member with an inwardly-extending post, an arcuate clamp member having at one end thereof a laterallyextending tongue receivable within said slot and having at its other end a flange apertured to regeive said post, and nut means for securing said flange upon said post, said half ring being equipped on the inner surface thereof with inwardly-extending arcuate bearing ribs oriented longitudinally of the half' ring. 1


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Referenced by
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US5335402 *Jun 9, 1992Aug 9, 1994Casket Shells, Inc.Burial casket stationery hardware bar securement
U.S. Classification16/436
International ClassificationA61G17/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61G2017/041, A61G17/04
European ClassificationA61G17/04