Patent Model - Improvement in Corpse-Preservers

Maker and role
Peter Taltavull (b.1825, d.1881), Patentee
Edward Boteler, Assignee
Production date
Apr 29 1873
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Object detail

Wood, glass, brass
3 3/8 x 9 1/2 x 4" (8.6 x 24.1 x 10.2cm)
Taltavull’s invention consists of suspending a corpse-preserver inside a casket to help prevent the condensation of moisture thus producing “dripping or dropping upon the floor or carpet, and to make the handling of the case or box unpleasant if not unsafe from slipping in the hands.” (Patent Number 138,449)
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