Patent Model - Improvement in Corpse-Coolers

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Philipp Weber, Patentee
Production date
Oct 13 1874
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Wood, brass
4 x 12 x 4" (10.2 x 30.5 x 10.2cm)
The objective of Weber's patent "is to preserve the corpse from decomposition until such time as it is to be buried..." "When the corpse-preserver is in use the body is placed on the cooling-board, and as shown in Fig. 2, the ice-pan, filled with ice, placed over it, the cover properly secured, and a bucket placed to receive the drip from the melting ice." (Patent Number 155,818)
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