An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle or enclosure, without ornamentation or a fixed interior lining, which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is made of fiberboard, pressed wood, composition materials (with or without an outside covering) or like materials.
A single handle in which the lug, arm, and bar are combined in one unit. (found on infant casket)
A twilled, napped, woolen or worsted fabric with a smooth lustrous face and dense texture; a fabric usually made of cotton, silk, or rayon woven in a plain or rib weave with a soft semi-gloss finish.
A metal alloy consisting of 90% copper with tin and sometimes zinc comprising the other 10% and is used in the making of the casket
bare metal is scratched with an abrasive material and then finished until a smooth high gloss is obtained
the focal part of the interior which fills the inside portion of the crown of the casket and sometimes bordered by the roll, maybe referred to as the panel.
A reduction of cost due to prompt payment with contract guidelines. For example 2/10 net 30.
A display of two or three caskets one upon the other used for the viewing of different styles of caskets
Melted bronze poured into a mold and allowed to cool which is used to make parts for a casket
The fixtures of a casket made in one piece by pouring molten metal in a mold and then cooled to fashion into the correct shape
The part of the handle which is used to carry the casket by the pallbearers in a funeral service
Mode of pricing which separates services from casket prices in the cost for a funeral
The part of the casket which is comprised of the top body molding, body panel, base molding and the bottom of the structure
Outer Burial Containers
These containers support the earth load and are made of wood, concrete, metal, polymer and fiberglass. These also hold the casket and are generally known as vaults or grave liners.
found on cut top gasketed caskets; is an integral part of the foot panel header on gasketed caskets; the function is to hold the transverse gasket to seal the space between the head and foot caps
a measurement of thickness of metals; the number of sheets of metal necessary to equal approximately one inch of thickness
a strip of metal, plastic or cloth that is attached to the inside of the panel, covering the area at which point the roll is anchored
Consists of a body and a one or two piece lid.
Usually constructed out of concrete or wood
Sometimes two holes are drilled in bottom for drainage
a casket shell design in which the sides and ends of the casket body flare out from the bottom to the top; a casket shell design that is narrower and shorter at the bottom than at the opening of the top
A finish used on casket exteriors that is free of gloss: dull lusterless surface: no shine or gloss.
cooler and more efficient that incandescent lights; have a wide range of wavelengths and long life
a unit of illuminance on a surface that is everywhere 1 foot from a point source of 1 candle
a method of price quotation by which the charges are broken down into several major component parts, such as professional service, facilities, automobile, and merchandise
the portion of the casket interior which extens over the top body molding (body ledge) for aesthetic value
a form of casket interior created by placing the lining material on a metal form, weights added, the material steamed, and then attached to a suitable upholstery (backing) material
Three or four caskets utilized to educate the selecting party regarding the elements of casket construction.
Direct Selection Room Procedure
the method of selling caskets whereby the funeral director remains in the selection room throughout the selection process
The top of an air seal burial vault which entraps air as it is put in position: it also supports the weight of the earth above.
a wheeled, collapsible support for the casket, used in the funeral home, church or home
a transfer container consisting of a particle board box with a cardboard tray and cover to satisfy air shipping regulations
any product consisting of a unit or a series of units which are designed or intended to be used together as both a casket and as a permanent burial receptacle
placing caskets in the selection room in their order of increasing or decreasing value
Goods that are given to a business to sell but for which title to the goods remains with the vendor
an exter casket finish in which the metal is coated with a substance that wrinkles as it dries; usually used on less expensive caskets
This refers to the items attached to the outside of the casket such as handles, bars, settings, and other ornamental pieces
A component part of the casket interior which is inside the head portion of the cap; no distinction is made between the head panel and foot panel in full couch caskets.
Airtight; impervious to external influence; completely sealed by fusion or soldering.
The portion of the casket interior covering the hinges that attaché the casket cap to the casket body.
A method of illumination in which the light is reflected from the ceiling or other object outside the fixture.
Indirect Selection Room Procedure
The method of selling caskets whereby the funeral director does not stay in the selection room during the selection process.
Functional or ornamental covering that usually covers the foot end of the casket in the full couch casket; may be located at both the head and foot of the full couch casket.
the method of price quotation by which each unit of service and/or merchandise is priced separately.
A type of wood casket exterior that is made by uniting superimposed layers of different materials
a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant which has a sheen and is cool to wear in wear weather
a type of casket backing material that is pressed paper in sheet form; used in casket construction as a backing (upholstery) material
Merchandise Value Ratio (MVR)
The relationship between the wholesale cost of the merchandise and the total cost (both service and merchandise) to the consumer.
A gasketed container which can be used as an insert into a casket or as a separate shipping container
a method of sealing a vault that utilizes the air pressure created by placing the dome of the vault onto the base of the vault.
a casket which is sold for the purpose of interring or entombing with the dead human remains
A structure, room, or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses used to hold cremated remains.
A small headstone which is set with its top even with the surrounding terrain. (Mostly found in Memorial Parks.)
component part of cap that is constructed into caskets that display a cut top; provides strength/rigidity at the point of the transverse cut; the vertical portion where the two (head and foot) cap pieces come together when the cap has a transverse cut
1 Place where the header rests or makes contact with
2 THERE IS ALSO A RIM / OGEE FLANGE AS PART OF
grave space where two or more person may be buried in grave liners which have been stacked one on top of the other; with the first person who dies being buried in the deepest grave line with subsequent burials on top