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Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 12, 2017

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They Invented What? (No. 21)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 12, 2017

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JW Note:  In light of the upcoming Halloween, I considered this an appropriate “TIW?”.  Enjoy!

U.S. Pat. No. 6,725,510:  Inclining coffin.

 coffin 

What is claimed is:

1. A coffin, comprising: a pair of longitudinally extending side walls, each having a top edge and a lower edge, a pair of end walls extending substantially perpendicularly between the side walls, the side walls and end walls together defining an internal volume for containing a deceased person, the side walls divided transversely by a seam to define a first longitudinal portion and a second longitudinal portion, the top edge and lower edge are substantially planar between the first longitudinal portion and second longitudinal portion when the coffin is selectively in a planar position; a pair of inclination hinges, each mounted at the top edge between the first longitudinal portion and a second longitudinal portion, the inclination hinges allow the first longitudinal…

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