J. H. BOOTES.
r BURuL GASKEFL Patente Feb. 15,188?.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE JOSEPH H. BOOTES, OF SPRINGFIELD, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 358.007, dated February 15, 1887.
Application filed Juno 524, 1886. Serial No. 206,()77. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, J OSEPH H. Boorns, a citizen of the United States, residing at Springfield, in the county of Clark and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful ln1- provements in Burial-Caskets, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to that class of burialcaskets in which an inner metallie case is inclosed within an outer casing of Wood; and my invention particularly relatcs to the construction of the lid or cover of the inner nietallic case.
My invention consists in the constructions and conbinations of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure lis a longitudinal sectional View of a burial-casket embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional View of same. Fig. 3 is a sectional View of one of the sides of the lid or cover for the inner case in detail.
In the burial-caskets of this class the inner metallic casing is made of thin sheet metal, preff erably zinc or Copper. The cover is adapted to be secured thereon in such manner that the inner casket is closed air-tight, a strip of packing material being placed between the lid and casket proper for this purpose. The lid being of thin sheet metal, it has been customary to secure thereon a stiii'ening of iron or other heavier material along the edge of the lid, against which the clamps or screws that hold the lid in place are adapted to bear. By my invention herein set forth I dispense with the use of this stiffening material by folding the sheet metal at the edge into as many layers as necessary to form a fiange of the required stiffness. I also so constrnct the lid that a depression or projection is formed around the edge thereof, adapted to project into the top of the inner casket,aud thus guide the same into position and hold it against lateral movement.
The outer casing, A, is preferably made of Wood in any desired form. The inner casing, B, is made of sheet metal,of a size sufficient to fit snugly in the outer case, A. Around the top of the inner casket, B, Iprovide the usual strips, a a, preferably of Wood, to receive the fastenings of the lid, these strips being also adapted to form the foundation to which the linings or trimnings of the casket may be secured.
The lid C of the casket I form with raised sides bb, the said lid being adapted, when in place on the inner casket, to eXtend close up to or against the lid A. of the outer casket. The top of the cover C, I preferably make of a uniforn height throughout,except at the middle, where I form a slight depres'sion, d, the sides of which serve as ribs to strengthen the lid. At one end of the lid I provide an opening, in which a plate, D, of glass is secured, adapted to come under a similar opening in the outer lid, A, the usual rcovering for the opening in the outer lidbeing provided. By having the inner cover, D, extended close up to the outer lid, A, the necessity of a glass in the outer lid is obviated.
The sides b b in the cover C, I preferably so form that each consists of aquadrant of a circle, the bottom of the lid being bent outward and upward at the points e, and then folded in as many layers as is necessary to form a fiange, of the desired stifness. The edge of the lid being folded in this manner, the necessity e of the additional stiffening-pieces is obviated. The sides 'being formed on the quadrant of a circle with the depression e, a shoulder, e', is formed below the flange f, adapted to project into the mouth of the casket, and thus hold the lid firmly against lateral movement therein.
The sides b b of the lid at the top are projected inwardly at g, to form a hearing for the glass D, which may be held in place by small cleats h, a suitable material being used be tween the glass and the casing to seal the same. By this Construction I form an inner casket, the lid of which is strong and durable and may be economically constructed. The lid may be Secured in place by the ordinary clamping devices, or by means of screws i, which pass directly through the flange f, as indicated in the drawings.
By forming the lid in the above-described mauner the top and sides thereof may be constructed of a single piece of metal.
Having thus described my invention, I claim- 1.. The combination, with the inner case, of the lid therefor, formed of sheet metal, the edges of which are folded to form a stiffened fiange around the bottom of said lid, packing IOG material between `said flange and case, and means, substantially as described, for binding said fiange tightly against said paeking mate to form a projecbion on the under side thereof, subsbantially as set forth. IO
In tesbnony whereof I have hereunto set rial, snbstantially as set; forbh. my hand this 16th day of June, A. D. 1886. 5 2. The combnztion, With the inner casket, JOSEPH H. BOOTES.
of the lid thereof, forned of sheet; metal, the VVtnesses: sides of which are provided with aprojeeting i fiange, and are bent out-wm'dly and upwardly PAUL A. STALEY, F. WVILLTS BAINES.