US 2898705 A
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Aug. 11, 1959 A. s. CARLSON CEMETERY VASE Filed May 20, 1955 INVENTOR.
A EL S. CARILSON ATTORNEY United States Patent CEMETERY VASE Axel S. Carlson, Brooklyn, N.Y. Application May 20, 1955, Serial No. 509,873
3 Claims. (Cl. 47-41) This invention relates to vases for cemeteries which are normally sunk into the ground flush therewith.
An object of the invention is to provide a vase which will be rugged in nature and of material to stand corrosion but inexpensive.
Most of the present day vases require a well of metal or concrete.
A further object of the invention is to provide means for raising the vase, itself, out of the well so that it may be removed and cleaned or reversed when not in use.
Other objects and advantages of my invention will become apparent from the following description and accompanying drawings, in which- Fig. 1 is a top plan view of my vase.
Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view showing the manner in which the vase is raised for removal.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, I provide a well which is made of a round tubular material preferably a composition of asphalt and wood fibre such as is currently used for piping. The well 10 is provided with a rim 11 of metal or similar material having depending lugs 12 riveted at 13 to the tubular member 10. Additional rivets or rods 14 are inserted into the well at the lower end thereof to support the vase away from the ground. The vase 15 can be made of aluminum or other light metal and in the open position normally rests on the rods 14, as shown in Fig. 2, so that its top is flush with the rim 11. When not in use the vase 15 may be reversed so that the bottom 16 is flush with the rim 11 to close the well.
In the past it has been diflicult to remove vases of this type, particularly when they were full of water and heavy and therefore diflicult to grip. In order to overcome this diflieulty I provide a lifting rod 20 having at its upper end a flange 21 and at its lower end an inwardly extending flange 22. The member 20 slides through a loop or bracket 23 fastened to the wall of the well 10. The rim 11 is depressed slightly at 24 and cut away slightly at 25 so that a person may insert his finger under the flange 21 and lift the vase into the position shown in Fig. 4, where it may readily be grasped for removal or reversal. In the same manner when the vase is to be inserted into the well after having been filled or cleaned, the member 20 may be raised and the vase gently lowered into position.
1. A cemetery vase including an annular well of noncorrosive composition material, a rim on said well and an open mouth vase supported in said well flush with the top thereof, means slidably mounted in said Well to engage the bottom of said vase to raise it from; the well, said means comprising an arm bent inwardly at the bottom thereof and outwardly at the top thereof and normally resting on said rim and means to limit the movement of said arm to prevent its removal from the well.
2. A cemetery vase assembly including a non-metallic non-corrosive well adapted to be sunk into the ground, a rim for the top of said well, a vase in said well, sup porting members in said Well to position said vase flush with the top of said rim and spaced from the bottom of said well, a fiat member slidably mounted in said well having its ends bent in opposite directions, one of said ends extending under the bottom of said vase and the other end normally resting on said rim whereby the vase may be raised in the well by lifting said member and means comprising a strap on the well wall to limit the movement of said arm and prevent its removal therefrom.
3. A cemetery vase assembly including a well adapted to be sunk into the ground, a rim for the top of said well, a vase in said well, supporting members in said well to position said vase flush with the top of said rim and spaced from the bottom of said well, a member slidably mounted in said well having its ends bent in opposite directions, one of said ends extending under the bottom of said vase and the other end normally resting on said rim whereby the vase may be raised in the well by lifting said member and means comprising a strap on the well wall to limit the movement of said arm and prevent its removal therefrom.
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