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Old 03-24-2013, 11:35 AM
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Default A casket crank can be handy

Was working on something other day and needed something to pry with and all I could find handy was a batesville casket crank. It worked great and I thought what all could these be used for but not everyone has them laying all over the house like some of us do. Funny huh?
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I have a file cabinet drawer full of them, and use them for odd stuff all the time.
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Speaking of a casket Crank ....are they also known as a Casket Key ? and what are they used for ? my guess to lock down the lid ????
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Mike, you are right on! It is used to lock the lid down on the casket, most of the time against a water-resistant gasket.
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Mike, you are right on! It is used to lock the lid down on the casket, most of the time against a water-resistant gasket.
The are "CASKET KEYS" not cranks. We crank a model T, we secure a casket with a key. They are also used to edjust the beds on caskets with adjustable beds.
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Mike, you are right on! It is used to lock the lid down on the casket, most of the time against a water-resistant gasket.
I am not to well versed in this area......may be a dumb question,....but WHY does there need to be a "water-resistant gasket" or for that matter ANY gasket at all ??
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A gasket on a sealer-type casket helps resist water from entering the casket and exposing the deceased to water. It gives the family peace of mind that their loved one's body is protected. A sealer-type burial vault does the same thing.
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The are "CASKET KEYS" not cranks. We crank a model T, we secure a casket with a key. They are also used to edjust the beds on caskets with adjustable beds.
You are technically correct Bill, we just use different words in the south for some things. Kinda like the english using words like cookies, which are not cookies. I worked for an english company for ten years and had to learn several new word meanings.
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You are technically correct Bill, we just use different words in the south for some things. Kinda like the english using words like cookies, which are not cookies. I worked for an english company for ten years and had to learn several new word meanings.
Cranks,,,,keys,,,,,,
cookies,bonnets,windscreens......
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