US 324167 A
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No. 324,167. Patented Aug. 11, 1885.
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J. H. ROBEY.
GRAVE OOFFIN REGEPTAGLE.
No. 324,167. Patented Aug. 11, 1885.
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srnorr-icA-rron forming part of Letters Application filed May 12, 1885.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JAooB H. Itonnv, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hartford city, in the county of Blackford and State of Indiana, have invented new and useful Improvements in Grave Coffin Receptacles, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in burial or grave coffinreceptacles; and it consists in making the same of plastic or cementitious sections, the body or main receptacle and the lid or covering in separate and distinct pieces, with an opening near one end of the lid or cover, protected by a glass or transparent substance molded or embedded therein; also, connecting with said cover a tubular column, through which the remains may be viewed, the object being to provide a cheap, durable, and waterproof molded stone vault or receptacle to replace the common wooden box now in general use as a receptacle for the coffin, or the expensive metallic caskets, which in course of time corrode and become worthless.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a longitudinal section of my improved grave-receptacle; Fig. 2, a similar view of the same, having a surface view column; and Fig. 3, a cross-section taken on the line 00a; of Fig. 1, and Fig. 4. a view in perspective of the grave-receptacle shown in Fig. 2.
The grave coffinreceptacle is formed of a plastic material of such a nature as to resist the destructive influence of moisture and air. The compound which Ihave found best suited for the purpose at a minimum expenditure consists of the ingredients proportionally compounded, as follows: Qement or water lime, thirty-three and one-third per cent.; clear gray sand, fifty-one and two-thirds per cent.; calcindplaster, fifteen per cent. These should be thoroughly mixed with water to the proper consistency, and when set forms an artificial-stone substance which is not susceptible to change under the influence of either air or moisture.
The receptacle A, made in any approved way of the above material, has a groove, B, formed in its upper edge to receive a tongue, 0, of the lid 0, which latter is made of a sin- Patent No. 324,167, dated August 11, 1885.
gle piece with an opening, D, near one end protected by a glass or transparent substance, d, embedded or molded in the lid. The opening is preferably elliptical in form to correspond with the contour of a human face. A rim or beading, E, surrounds this opening, and is rabbeted on its interior side, forminga shoulder, e. v
The receptacle is made of varying sizes, and may be used to receive the coffin only or the body, as desired; The sides and top may be paneled and embellished to suit varying tastes.
To render the joined sections water and air tight, a layer of ceinentitious material is interposed between the lid and receptacle,which at the same time serves as a binding medium to hold thetwo parts together,
. When the receptacle is buried beneath the 1 ground, a tubular column, H, rests upon the rim Eof the lid, and is provided with a tongue or bead, h, to pass within the same and rest upon the rabbet e, the walls of which are flush with the interior wall of the casing H. To keep out moisture the two are bonded by cement. The column H conforms to the shape of the opening in the lid and tapers from the same to its outer end,which terminates at any desired distance from the surface of the ground, and is provided with a removable cap, I, having a rim, 2', extending over, down, and around its sides, and a center, 3, extending within the casing, thus effectually keeping out wet and dust.
The column H is used only in such cases when it is desired to view the remains, and it ing a rim, 1, and center m to enter and fill the interior of the opening D within the lid,above the glass d.
I claim- 1. The hereindescribed water -proof airtight burial receptacle, consisting of the receptacle, the lid having an opening surrounded by a raised rabbeted rim, a glass cover for said opening molded in said lid below the rim, and a rimmed cap fitting within the raised rabbeted rim above the glass, the three parts being joined and sealed by cement, as shown and described.
2. The water-proof air-tight burial-recepmaybe replaced by a shouldered cap, J, havtuicle consisting of the receptacle and a lid In testimony whereof I have hereunto sen IO having an opening surrounded by a raised my hund in the presence of two subscribing i'ubbeted rim, 3 glass cover for said opening witnesses.
molded in said lid below the rim, in eombina- Lion with areniovable tubular column having 4 JACOB II. ROBEY. a tongue, 7:, fitted within the rabbeted rim, and. v
a removable rimmed cap fitting over and out- Witnesses:
side of thenpper end of said column, the said Em A, M S'rAn L, parts being joined, as shown and described.
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