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Oddities and Obscurities

Life-Preserving Coffin in Doubtful Cases of Actual Death

by Christian H. Eisenbrandt, 15 Nov 1843


To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHRISTIAN HENRY EISENBRANDT, of the city of Baltimore and State of Maryland, have invented a new and useful improvement in coffins, which I term a “life-preserving coffin in doubtful cases of death”, and whereas there have been instances of human beings buried alive the inventor of this coffin has contrived an arrangement whereby any one who may not really have departed this life may by the slightest motion of either the head or hand acting upon a system of opening of the Collin-lid.


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