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Publication numberUS350155 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 5, 1886
Publication numberUS 350155 A, US 350155A, US-A-350155, US350155 A, US350155A
InventorsGilbert Reynolds
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 350155 A
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(No Model.)



No. 350,155. Patented Oct. 5, 1886.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 350,155, dated October 5, 1886. Application tiled February l2, 1886. Serial No. 191.700. (No model.)

To @ZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, GILBERT REYNOLDS, a citizen ol the United States, residing at Ridgebury, in the county of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Burial-Gaskets; and I do declare the following to beafull, clear, and exact description of the invention, such will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanyingdrawings, and to the letters and figures ot reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

The invention relates to burialcaskcls; and the novelty consists in thc construction, arrangement, and adaptation ot' parts which comprise the lid-fastening devices, as will be more fullyhereinal'ter set forth and specifically pointed out in the claims.

The invention is designed as an improvement upon the device patented to me January 26, 1886, and numbered 334,808.

In the present device the groove in which the locking-rib travcls is inclined, and the locking-rib has two locking projections, one on each sideof the rib, which engage inclines upon the coffin-body casting. The lid carrying the rib proceeds down an incline which is gradual, and the locking-key has a novel construction.

The invention is fully illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, and in which- Figure I is a vertical section. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the body-casting and a section of the body ot the casket. Fig. 3 is a reverse plan view of said casting' detached. Fig. 4 is a bottom plan view ot' the lid-casting. Fig. 5 is a bottom plan View of the holding-catch. Fig. 6 is a cross-section.

Referring to the drawings, in which similar letters of reference indicate like parts in all the gures, Adesi gnates thebod y ofthe casket, and B the lid thereof.

Cdesignates the body-casting, having a longitudinal groove, c, which is inclined in the direction ot' the locking-recess c.

D designates the lid-casting, having a longitudinal rib, el, with inclined edge d', and having a loekinglug, d, upon each side of said rib. The recess c is of a size to receive the rib D and its lugs, and the casting C has two flanges, c?, separated by a slot, c3, the slot serving to receive thc rib d, and thellanges ciscrving to engage the lugs dt. these llanges c2 have an incline, 0*, against which cach ot' the lugs d'5 abut when the lid B has reached its seat. I deem this construction important in allowing the lid B to approach its seat by means ot' a gradual incline, and by allowing the lid to be applied without perceptible noise or jar. As the lid is placed upon the casket, the rounded lower part ot' the rib d rests in the groove c. As the lid is Vforced inthe direction ot' thel'oot ol' the casket, itis supported by these ribs (of which there are ordinarily t'our, two on a side) until the locking-lugs pass into the aperture c, when the inclined surl'ace d ot' the ribs d serve to continue the gradual descent. The further descent brings the lugs dt against the inclines c, where they bccoinc wedged, the cloth be tween the lid and body serving with a springl'oree to hold them thus and to makc a tight noiseless connection.

I? designates a spring-catch, having` a locking pin or shouldctgl, and a sloth/" Itis secured upon the under l'acc ot' the lid over a recess, y, formed therein. A screw at one end holds the catch immovably to thc lid, while a screw through the slot at the other cud allows the catch to have a limited longitudinal movement. A thumb-platcL/"l, allows the. greater area ol' the spring-body to be forced up intro the recess y to disengage the pin ll trom its socket g in' the body ot' the casket.

\\'hat I claim as new isE 1. In a luirial-caslut, the combination, with a body, A, having an inclined way, c, a locking-recess, c', and inelines c4, with which the locking-lugs ot' the lid engage when the lid has found its seat, of the lid having locking-ribs with inclined surface and lockinglugs, as set l'orth.

2. In a burial-Casket, A I3, having recesses g andg, as shown, the combination, with the castings C D, as described, ofthe spring-catch F, having slotf, catehf, and thnmb-platef, all arranged and adapted to serve as set forth.

In testimony whereof I aftix my signature in presence ot' two witnesses.


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US5966786 *Dec 19, 1997Oct 19, 1999Batesville Services, Inc.Latch mechanism for a casket
Cooperative ClassificationY10S27/01, E05C19/06, E05B7/00