Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS331982 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1885
Filing dateSep 18, 1885
Publication numberUS 331982 A, US 331982A, US-A-331982, US331982 A, US331982A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 331982 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

{No Model.)



No. 331,982. Patented Dec. 8, 1885.

N. PETERS, PhuQn-Lnhagmpher. Washmghm. DVC,



SPECIFICATIQN forming part of Letters Patent No. 331,982, dated December 8, 1885.

Application filed September 18, 1885. Serial No. 177,507. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ARTHUR S. Lovsrr, a citizen of the United States, residing at Erie, in the county of Erie and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Burial-Cases; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, refence being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, forming part of this specification.

My invention relates to improvements in burial-caskets or coffins; and it consists in the improvements hereinafter set forth and explained.

My invent-ion is illustrated in the drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a burial-casket embodying my invention, one end thereof being broken away. Fig. 2 is ahorizontal section showing the bottom of my improved burial-casketand also illustrating modifications of one feature of my improvement.

Like letters refer to like parts in all the figures.

In the construction of my improved burialcasket or coffin I make the body thereof of any suitable pattern, and at or near the corners thereof, and also, if desired, near the center of each side thereof, I construct recesses A A. These recesses A A may be .of any convenient size and shape; but I preferably construct them in some of the forms shown in Fig. 2, the backs of these recesses being finished with polished wood or cloth, the same as the outside of the case. These recesses are covered with fronts of plate-glass in the form of B or B. The corner-plates Brnay be made either in a curved shape, to conform to the curve of the corner, or may be constructed of flat plates, if desired. These plate-glass fronts B B may be either plain or embossed, as desired. The object of these recesses with glass fronts as described is that they may be filled with masses of flowers or with flower devices to suit the taste. The shape of these recesses A A is not a material part of my invention. I have, however, shown in Fig. 2 several forms of construction thereof. In constructing these recesses in the sides and corners of the casket both the number and location thereof may be varied to suit the taste of the person constructing the casket without departing from the spirit of my invent-ion.

In my application filed June 24, 1885, for improvement in burial-cases or coffins, I show similar recesses, and also glass fronts covering said recesses; but in that application the invention consisted in lining these recesses with mirrors, and the feature of glass fronts covering recesses in the casket not provided with mirrors was not claimed, and this application is for the purpose of covering the feature of the recesses with glass fronts without mirrors.

Having thus fully described my invention so as to enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to construct and use the same, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is

The combination, in a burial-casket or coffin, of recesses in the corners, sides, or ends of such casket or coffin with glass or other transparent fronts or covers therefor, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4697316 *Jul 15, 1986Oct 6, 1987Casket Shells, Inc.Burial casket with identification capsule
US5611124 *May 10, 1995Mar 18, 1997Batesville Casket Company, Inc.Casket having memorabilia compartment
US5675876 *Mar 6, 1996Oct 14, 1997Batesville Casket Company, Inc.Burial casket with memorabilia tray pivotable into and out of the casket
US5727291 *Jul 9, 1996Mar 17, 1998Batesville Casket Company, Inc.Casket having memorabilia compartment
US6317945Mar 23, 1999Nov 20, 2001Batesville Services, Inc.Casket hardware with interchangeable components
US6836936Feb 25, 1998Jan 4, 2005Batesville Services, Inc.Casket having memorabilia compartment
US6976294Jul 3, 2002Dec 20, 2005Batesville Services, Inc.Casket having memorabilia compartment
US7774908Apr 30, 2004Aug 17, 2010Batesville Services, Inc.Casket having memorabilia compartment
WO1996035404A1 *May 6, 1996Nov 14, 1996Batesville Casket CoCasket having memorabilia compartment
Cooperative ClassificationA61G17/00