Flashcards in 3rd Quarter Merchandising Test 1 Deck (161)
Case or receptacle for dead human remains.
Case or receptacle in which human remains are placed for protection, practical utility, and a suitable memory picture.Any box or container of one or more parts in which a dead human body is placed prior to interment, entombment, or cremation which may or may not be permanently interred, entombed, or cremated with the dead human body.
French word “casse”Chest of valuable possessions.Originally a jewelry box.
(FTC definition) A rigid container which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is usually constructed of wood, metal, or like material and ornamented and lined with fabric
the purchase, display, and sale of goods
goods that are bought and sold
Examples of merchandise
CasketsVaultsUrns ClothingRegister books, memorial cards, etc.
What is the shape of a coffin?
Anthropoidal Shaped (human shaped)
What is the shape of a casket?
Materials from which caskets are made?
Wood Metal Polymer Fiberglass
Composition of wood
1000's of tiny hollow cells
Glue that binds cellulose togetherAllows wood to breathe
Types of wood:
Solid woodLaminatesWood by products
Two categories of woods
Deciduous / Leaf bearing trees / Close grain patternStrong and tough / More expensive than softwoods.Lose leaves in the fall
Types of Hardwoods
Birch Cherry MahoganyMaple Oak Walnut
Constructed from different species of wood.
Examples of Select Hardwoods
cotton woodwillow tulip tree Salix
Select Hardwoods is also called...
Component parts of a single casket will NOT__________________
necessarily be constructed of the same species of wood.
Coniferous (Cone-bearing trees with needles)Less distinct grain patternKnot holes and other imperfections Soft and easy to work
Types of softwoods
Pine Spruce Cedar Poplar
Made by uniting superimposed layers of different materials.
Types of Laminates
Wood veneer Artificial laminate
Not cone-bearing; is the ONLY softwood used in making select hardwood caskets.
Created by gluing thin layer of wood of superior value or excellent grain to an inferior wood.
Created by gluing thin layers of man-made material to an inferior wood or other material.