Metallic Coffin

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Any box used to bury the dead in is a coffin. Use of the word casket in this sense began as a euphemism introduced by the undertaker’s trade in North America; a casket was originally a box for jewelry.


Death Care


Government Printing Office The Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895)


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