TITLE

A Funeral Director's Hearse History

AUTHOR(S)
Pray, Joseph Ernest
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
American Funeral Director;Nov2011, Vol. 134 Issue 11, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the history of the funeral hearse in the U.S. He describes a horse-drawn wagon called the buckboard that evolved into a hearse with glass windows that encased the casket. He examines the manufacture of funeral coaches by Piqua, Ohio-based Meteor Car Co. in the 1920s, including the modification of LaSalle and Cadillac limousines in the 1930s. He focuses on the change in the design of glass enclosed funeral coaches in the 1940s.
ACCESSION #
67239111

 

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