Sunday, 4 March 2012

Lead coffins




"The bursting of leaden coffins in the vaults of cemeteries, unless they are watched and "tapped" to allow the mephitic vapour to escape, appears to be not unfrequent. In cases of rapid decomposition, such instances occur in private houses before the entombment"


From  : PRACTICE OF INTERMENT IN TOWNS EDWIN CHADWICK, (1843)

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