Fun Srvc Mer Review 1

  1. The difference between a casket & a coffin?
    • Coffin-is for a funeral service that is wedge shapped-8 sides in a anthropodial shapped like a man and is broader at the shoulder then the head or foot.
    • Casket-for protection, practical utility & a suitable memory picture (rectangle shapped)
  2. The materials used in casket construction
    • Wood
    • Ferrous Metals
    • Non-Ferrous
    • Other Materials: Polymer & Fiberglass
  3. Examples of hardwoods and softwoods
    • (Hardest) Walnut, Oak, Maple, Cherry, Mahogany, Poplar, Birch and Pecan Tree
    • (Soft) Redwood, Cedar, Cypress, Fir, Spruce and Pine
  4. Wood
    • thickness varies 3 1/4 to 7/18 in stock is used in construction.
    • Solid Hardwood-any tuff heavy timber w/ a compact texture and any disiduous tree
    • Softwood- any lack, easily cut wood combburing and not very resistant to decay
    • Plywood: thin sheets of wood glued together so that their grains are at right angles to one another
    • Wood by-Products:
    • Corrugated fiberwood (cardboard)
    • Composition board- (pressed board, particle board, fiberboard, hardboard) particles of wood bonded together with a waterproof glue; distinguished by the size of the particles of wood used. *mobile homes
    • Laminates- made by uniting superimposed layers of different materials
    • Wood veneers- created by gluing a thin layer of wood of superior value or excellent grain to an inferior wood
    • Artifical laminates- man-made layers, usually plastics, resembling the appearance of wood
  5. What Ferrous metals are and how the thickness is expressed
    • any metal formed from iron and more susuptable to rust.
    • Thickness is expressed in U.S. standard gauges
    • the higher the gauge the thiner the metal
  6. Steel
    a metal alloy consisting mainly of iron and carbon; used in caskets; the carbon keeps it soft and malleable; commercial steel contains carbon in an amount up to 1.7%
  7. stainless steel
    • a metal alloy containg, 8% nickle, 74% iron, 18% chromium noted for their resistance to rust.
    • 400 series-used in automobile mufflers
    • 300 series- used in caskets, it has 8% nickle
  8. iron
    a heavy mallable ductile silver/white metalic element that readily oxidizes in moist air.
  9. Malleable
    capable of being fashioned into being formed or shaped
  10. Ductile
    capable of being hammered out in a thin manner
  11. What Non-Ferrous metals are and how the thickness is expressed
    • any metal that does not contain iron
    • most common is copper & bronze
    • thickness is expressed in oz. in sq. foot. 32 oz. & 48 oz. the higher the # per sq. foot the thicker the metal
  12. Types of Non-Ferrous metals Copper & Bronze:
    • Copper: mallable ductile metalic element having a redish brown color
    • Wrought Copper- copper metal rolled into sheets
    • Copper Deposit- a casket made from a core of copper metal to which copper ions are combined by the elctrolytic process.

    • Bronze: a metal alloy contaning 90% copper w/ tin & sometimes zinc comprosing the other 10%
    • Wrought Bronze- metal rolled into sheets
    • Cast Bronze- molten bronze is poured into two molds and allowed to cool (sarcophagus)
  13. The Component part of the casket which includes the shell, the body and the hardware
    • Shell:
    • Cap or Lid
    • (Rim or Ogee
    • Crown
    • Pie or Fishtail
    • Header
    • Rim flange (ogee flange)
    • Gasket channel
    • Header flange

    • Body:
    • Top body molding and body ledge
    • Body panel
    • Base molding
    • Bottom
    • Top body molding flange or body ledge flange

    • Hardware:
    • Full length swing bar
    • Individual swing bar
    • Full length staionary bar
    • Individual stationary bar
    • Bail handle (bail bar)
  14. The component parts of the handle
    • Lug or Ear
    • Arm or Bracket
    • Bar
    • Tip
    • Corner or Excutcheon
    • Production methods
  15. Lug or Ear
    casket handle that is attached to the casket body handle (exceion) protective or ornate shield
  16. Arm or Bracket
    (casket) that attaches the bar to the lug
  17. Bar
    Part of casket handle that is attached to the arm or the lug
  18. Tip
    the decorative or ornamental part of the casket that covers the end of the bar
  19. Corner or Escutcheon
    its an optional part of hardware that is attached to all four corners of the body panels
  20. The interior of caskets-component parts
    • Cap panel: focal part of interior which fills the inside of the crown sometimes its boarder by the roll, sometimes refered to as a panel
    • a. Full Couch: one piece top, showes deceased from head to toe
    • b. Half Couch: two piece top, use to be reg. half couch
    • head panel and foot panel
    • Inner panels: functional or ornamental covering usually covers (used in military)
  21. Inner panels and parts
    • a. Roll (cove, puffing)
    • b. Gimp (fold)
    • c. Thow (overlay, overthrow)
    • d. Apron or skirt
    • e. Extendover (valance)
    • f. Bed
    • g. Mattress cover
    • h. body lining
    • i. hinge cover (hinge skirt)
    • j. pillow
    • k. Blanket
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Fun Srvc Mer Review 1
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