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A case or receptacle for dead human remains which is anthropoid in shape

Coffin

2

The coffin, in outline, generally resembles the form of a human being viewed anteriorly, with 6 or 8 vertical sides, narrow at the head, wider at the shoulders, and narrower again at the feet, meaining it is _________

Anthropoid

3

The word coffin comes from the Greek

Kophinos

4

Kophinos means

Basket

5

For much of the world outside of the US and Canada, this is still the standard

The 6 sided coffin

6

A casket performs the same function as the coffin, but assumes a _________ form

Rectilinear

7

The Federal Trade Commission states that the _______ is 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

Casket

8

A case of receptacle in which human remains are placed for protection, practical utility, and a suitable memory picture

Casket

9

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 remains

Casket

10

Briefly describe the difference between the casket and the coffin

The coffin is six-sided and the casket is basically rectilinear

11

A small box of jewels, implying that the contents therein are of a precious and valuable nature

Casket

12

In the harsh years of early Colonial America, it was not uncommon for the dead to be buried how?

Without a container at all

13

There was limited demand for coffins until the inhabitants of this new and struggling country developed the _________, __________, and ____________, to more properly care for their dead

Stability, time, and resources

14

As general welfare increase, this became more common

Coffined Burial

15

In many instances, this was done to the coffin to conceal surface or finishing flaws

Painted or Covered in cloth

16

In urban areas, coffins were more frequently provided by whom?

Professional Cabinetmakers

17

By the mid-1800s, emphasis on the coffin's basic functionality gave way to an increasing interest in this

The coffin's aesthetics, or "eye appeal"

18

Who had the first United States patent protecting a coffin?

James Gray

19

In 1836, James Gray received the first US patent protecting his

Metallic Coffin

20

Particularly important to the development of the casket was the birth and growth of what?

Large industry and mass production

21

Many cabinetmakers-turned-undertakers began to specialize in providing funeral services, in turn doing what?

Purchasing ready-made caskets wholesale and reselling them to their own customers