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AM PHOTOLTHO CO NY (OSBORNE'S PROCESS)
UNTED STATES PATENT OFFCE
GEORGE B FELD OF ST LOUS MSSOUR
Specification of Letters Patent No 30 dated December 11 1860
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that GEORGE B FELD of
the city and county of St Louis and State of Missouri have invented a new and useful mprovement in the Construction of Glass Coffins which call " Field's mproved Glass Coffin " and do hereby declare that the following is a full and clear description of the construction of the same reference being had to the annexed drawings making a part of this specification in which
Figure 1 is a perspective view Fig 2 a transverse section and Fig 3 a longitudinal elevation
15 Letters A A are transverse sections or
cylinders of glass which are to be blown
into the desired shape for use These are
joined together by the elastic band C and
held in their proper places by the band E
20 or any other equivalent force operating in
a longitudinal direction The coffin is
opened transversely or crosswise After the
coffin is closed and the elastic band drawn
around so as to cover the seam draw an
25 additional metallic strap over the elastic
band for the purpose of giving additional
strength to the whole The coffin so ar
ranged is placed on the platform B for the
safety and convenience of handling the
30 said platform to be used as a permanent at
tachment designed to be buried with the coffin n drawing the elastic band around the coffin do so with a considerable degree of tension sd that when it laps over on to each section the portion which covers the 35 seam shall sag in toward the interior of the coffin and between the glass sections for the purpose of preventing the sections from coin t ing in violent contact
With regard to the elan or process of 40 manufacturing glass coffins by the blowing process instead of casting in pressure molds they are blown in the usual manner of glass blowing either first into separate transverse cylindrical sections and afterward joining 45 the several sections together so as to compose the coffin or by blowing the whole coffin entire in one piece and afterward cutting or dividing the piece so as to admit the introduction of the corpse 50
What claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is
The article of manufacture viz a coffin made of blown glass composed of two or more pieces in the manner substantially as 55 described
GEORGE B FELD Attest :
JOHN S HOLLNGSRFAD W S CLARY