a method of closure or a method of sealing a vault that utilizes the air pressure created by plaing the dome of the vault onto the base of the vault
a transfer container consisting of a wooden tray with a cardboard covering for the casket
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, compressed material, or pouches of canvas ( with or without an outside covering) or like materials
the lining attached to the undersurface of the foot panel of the casket and/pr a component part of the throw (overlay/overthrow) which extends downward into the body of the casket
the part of the casket handle that attaches the bar to the lug (ear)
the sum of a group of numbers divided by the number of units
a single handle in which the lug, arm, and bar are combined in one unit
that part of the casket handle, attached to the lug or arm, which is grasped by the casket barer
the lower or supporting part of a monument. in some monuments, there may be a first, second, and third base
molding along the lowermost edge of the body panels
the portion of the casket upon which the deceased human remains are placed
a method of price quotation showing separately the price of the service to be rendered and the price of the casket
that portion of the casket shell containing the top body molding, body panel, base molding, and casket bottom
body ledge/ top body molding
a molding along the uppermost edge of the body panels
body ledge flange/ top body molding flange
the horizontal portion of the top body molding (body ledge) where the gasket is placed on gasketed caskets
material which drapes the inside perimeter of the body of the casket
composed of the sides and ends of the casket shell
a twilled, napped, woolen or worsted fabric with a small 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%.
bare metal is scratched with an abrasive material and then finished until a smooth high gloss is obtained
the topmost part of the casket shell, including the ogee, crown, pie, and header.
the focal part of the interior which fills the inside of the crown, sometimes bordered by the roll (cove); may be referred to as the panel
any item of service or merchandise described to the purchaser as a "cash advance," "accommodation," "cash disbursement," or similar term; any item obtained from a third party and paid for by the funeral provider on the purchaser's behalf
a reduction of the price given for payment of an account within the time limits established by the sales contract
a case or receptacle in which human remains are placed for protection, practical utility, and a suitable memory picture
a device upon which two or three caskets are placed, one on top of the other, for display.
Casket Stand (Casket Standard)
The stand or support upon which a casket rests in the selection room.
molten bronze poured into a mold and allowed to cool.
the most expensive hardware production method in which molten metal is poured into a mold, allowed to cool, and is then removed from the mold.
an alloy of chrome and nickel
a wheeled, collapsible support for the casket, used in the funeral home, church, or home.
a case or receptacle for dead human remains which is anthropoidal in shape
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
particle of wood bonded together with waterproof glue; the different types are distinguished by the size and shape of the particles of wood used
an artificial stone like material that is made by mixing cement, sand and broken stone with water and allowing the mixture to harden
an outer enclosure of two or three component parts of unfinished concrete
placing caskets in the selection room in their order of increasing or decreasing value
placing caskets in the selection room in their order of increasing or decreasing value
Consumer Value Index (CVI)
the percentage derived by dividing the wholesale cost of the merchandise by the retail price of the merchandise.
a malleable, ductile, metallic element having a characteristic reddish brown color.
a casket made from a core of copper metal to which copper ions are combined by an electrolytic process.
an optional part of the hardware that is attached to the four corners of the body panel
a container used to hold a dead human body which is constructed out of a type of cardboard, which is made with a series of alternate folds and ridges.
the soft, white, downy fibers of the cotton seed
a component part of the casket interior which lines the rim (ogee) and surrounds the cap panel
an environmentally safe which is designed for encasing dead human remains for cremation.
a thin crinkled cloth of silk, rayon, cotton or wool that is used in casket construction as a lining material
an exterior casket finish in which the metal is coated with a substance that wrinkles as it dries; usually used on less expensive caskets
the uppermost part of the cap of the casket, extending from rim to rim; everything above the rim.
a form of casket interior style that is created by placing a lining material on a metal form, weights added, the material is steamed, and then attached to a suitable backing (upholstery) material
a chamber in a mausoleum of sufficient size, generally used to contain the casketed remains of a deceased person
Demonstration Group/Educational Group
three or four caskets utilized to educate the selecting party regarding the elements of casket construction
a main part of a monument, the upright portion above the base where the inscription is located
Illumination directly shining on an object
Direct Selection room procedure
the method of selling caskets whereby the funeral director remains in the selection room throughout the selection process
a heavy durable cotton fabric with a short (1/8th inch or less), thick, velvety nap on one side; woven cloth with a suede-like appearance with a nap of less than 1/8th inch which is used as an exterior covering material for caskets
The top of an air seal burial vault which entraps the air as it is put in position; it also supports the weight of the earth above.
a method of closure that utilizes the principle of the air seal in conjunction with an epoxy material at the junction of the dome and the base of the vault
a casket having ends in the shape of a half circle
Embossed Cloth Covered Finish
material having raised designs above the surface; ornamental with raised work
a method of sealing which utilizes a rubber gasket which is held in place on the head section of the vault
an inscription placed on a monument to commemorate the deeds or qualities of the departed
the portion of the casket interior which extends over the top body molding (body ledge) for aesthetic value
any metal formed from iron (steel or stainless steel)
a material consisting of extremely fine filaments of glass embedded in various resins.
the wedge shaped portion of the cap (lid) at each end of the crown
Fixed multiple (Straight Line)
a price determination method whereby the casket cost is multiplied by a constant factor.
a caset 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
Flat Finish/Matte Finish
a finish used on casket exteriors that is free of gloss; dull lusterless surface; no shine or gloss
the illumination produced by a tubular electric discharge lamp; the fluorescence of phosphorous coating the inside of a tube
a small headstone which is set with its top even with the surrounding terrain
a strip of metal, plastic, or cloth that is attached to the inside of the panel, covering the area at which point the roll (cove) is anchored
the amount of illumination produced by a source of one candle at a distance of one foot.
Full Couch Casket
a casket so designed as to display the deceased from head to foot
use of portions of caskets (1/2, 1/4, 1/8) in the selection room vs. full sized caskets
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.
steel that has been coated with zinc for increased resistance to rust
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
the return of money produced by varying the amount expected on each selection
an outer enclosure consisting of a body and a one or two piece lid.
as outer enclosure which offers protection from the earth load but without sealing qualities.
the method of identifying the occupant of a particular grave. Permanent markers are usually made of metal or stone which gives such data as a name, date of birth and date of death.
Half Couch Casket
a casket so designed as to display the deceased from the waist up
a sprayed finish that has the appearance of small indentation in the metal (as if struck with a ball peen hammer); the "indentations" are in the paint and appear as the paint dries; usually found on inexpensive caskets.
the handles, ornamental fixtures and their fittings that are attached to the casket shell
any tough, heavy timber with a compact texture; any deciduous tree (any tree that loses its leaves annually)
A casket made of woods that are heavy, close-grained, resistant woods, that are the ultimate in wood caskets and among the most expensive to purchase.
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
a component part of the cap or lid that is constructed into caskets that display a cut top; provides strength/rigidity at the point of the transverse cut
airtight; impervious to external influence; completely sealed by fusion or soldering
Hinge Cover/Hinge Skirt
that portion of the casket interior covering the hinges that attach the casket cap to the casket body; usually extends from the roll and becomes a part of the body lining
the illumination resulting from the glowing of a heated filament
functional or ornamental covering that usually covers the foot end of the casket in full couch caskets; 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