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C. A. RUEBEKAM. LID FOR BUPJAL GASKBTS. 510.545,17@ Patente Aug. 27, 1895.
G. A. RUEBEKAM. LID POR BURIAL GASKETS.
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No. 545,176. Patented Aug'. Z7, 1895.
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CHARLES A. RUEBEKAM, OF OWOSSO, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR TO LYMAN E. WOODWARD, OF SAME PLACE.
LID FOR BURIAL-GASKETS.
SPECFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 545,176, dated August 27, 1895.
Application Sled February 1895. Serial No. 537,714. (No model.)
useful Improvements in Lids for Burial-Cas.
kets; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
The present invention has relation to that class of burial-caskets provided with hinged or sliding lids, and the object thereof is to hereinafter described and subsequently point- 'ed out in the claim.
Figure l of the drawings represents a portion of the top of a burial-casket in perspective, showing the sliding and hinged lid partly open; Fig. 2, a longitudinal section with the lid closed; Fig. 3, a transverse section taken on line 5c of Fig. 2; Fig. e, a detail view in perspectiveI showing one of the guides upon the under side of the lid. Fig. 5 is a perspective of a casket, showing the cover complete.
In the accompanying drawings, A represents a portion of the top of a burial-casket, which may be of any suitable design and ornamentation, and, if desired, covered with black cloth or other material, as found preferable. This top, as shown in the drawings, is located at the head of the casket and has the usual'face-opening, in which slides the hinged lid-sections B C, said opening having the usual glass face-plate D, which is secured in place in any welbknown and desirable manner. The top A upon the sides of the opening has longitudinal grooves ct to receive guides b, secured to the underside of thelidsection C, whereby said section is held in position when closed and also guided in its sliding movement.
Any suitable guides or arrangement of grooves or recesses may be provided in place ot those shown, and to lock the lid-section B in position when closed the end of the'section is provided with a pin c, which engages a hole d in the end of the casket-top A, as o shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings.
The lid-section B is made thinner than the improve the construction of the lid, as will be section C, in order to enable a raised nameplate to be used without interfering with the glass face-plate D, so that when said section is thrown up and back into position the plate will be exposed.
Suitable flexible connections e, of black ribbon, cloth, or other material, may join the two lid-sections at the point where they are hinged, to serve as means in preventing the section B frombeing thrown too far back and hold it in au inclinedposition.
The hinged lid-section C is secured in its closed position by means of a suitable catch E, which is spring-actuated and is preferably provided with a cordf for operating it and a spring g for retaining the catch in engagement with the keeper 7L, which may be of any well-known' foim, as may also the spring-actuated catch. Wfhen it is desired to open the lid, the catch is raised by the cord until it is out of engagement with the keeper, which will also raise the end of the section C to a slight degree. In this position the lid-section C, as
well as the section B, is moved forward until the stop c' upon the under side of the section C strikes the abutment or portion of the top A, as shown at k. The lid-sections will now be brought forward to their greatest extent, after which the section B is thrown up and back in position to expose the faceplate D nearly its entire length. When closing the lid, the knob Z is taken hold of and the lidsection to which it is connected is lowered and the two sections moved back in a closed position, as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, the pin o of the section B engaging with the hole d to lock the section and prevent its being raised except when both 'sections are moved forward.
Any suitable means may be employed for automatically locking the lid-sectiou B in a closed position, although in the present instance the pin is considered the most simple means for attaining this result.
The sections B C may have an ornamental bead m around their edges and projecting therefrom a sufficient distance to overlap the upper side of the casket-top A, and thus form a support for said sections. The inner ends of the sections B C, which are hinged together, are cut in the form shown, or maybe curved,
also adapted to be raised at one end, While the rear'seotion Yhas only a sliding movement Having nowfully described my invention, for the purpose of moving the front section f5 what I claim as new, and desire to secure by backward, substantially as shown. 5 Letters Patent., is In testimony that I Vclaim the above, I have A casket cover having anopening through hereunto subscribed my name in the presence it that is closed with the glass D, and suitable of two witnesses. raised guides ap lied to the top of the cover Y T v y Y around theopenigg above the glass; combined CHAS* A' RL EBEKAM xo with a sliding cover composed of two sections] Witnesses:
semioircular, elliptical, Octagon, or any other preferred shape found most' desirable.
hinged together and placed in the guides; the LOUS FLICKINGER, front section havin g a sliding movement, and GRACE MERSHON.