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thefabulousweirdtrotters:

1937 Packard 1508 Twelve ~ Conceptcarz.com
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COOL!! From around the BEST period of “Carved Panel” Hearses! 

se-dax:

thefabulousweirdtrotters:

1937 Packard 1508 Twelve ~ Conceptcarz.com

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COOL!! From around the BEST period of “Carved Panel” Hearses! 

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May 4
8:30 pm
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Mar 14
12:10 pm
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100 years ago you and the deceased could take the Chicago El to the cemetery.  The window at the end is the viewing parlor where the casket goes.

http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/when-you-could-ride-%E2%80%98l%E2%80%99-train-your-grave-105712

100 years ago you and the deceased could take the Chicago El to the cemetery.  The window at the end is the viewing parlor where the casket goes.

http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/when-you-could-ride-%E2%80%98l%E2%80%99-train-your-grave-105712


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Nov 21
8:00 am
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A flower car is an open-topped hearse, like an El Camino of the dead.  You put the coffin up there where everybody can see it and you pile flowers all around it.  Hearses were usually made from existing models (mainly Cadillacs) and modified by coachbuilders, so next time you see one, look for the coachbuilder’s badge.  This particular Argentine flower car is part of a legacy of hand-carved wooden hearses going back to the horsedrawn days.  See here:
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2009/05/05/coches-de-los-muertos-an-argentinian-barn-find/

steampunkvehicles:

A flower car is an open-topped hearse, like an El Camino of the dead.  You put the coffin up there where everybody can see it and you pile flowers all around it.  Hearses were usually made from existing models (mainly Cadillacs) and modified by coachbuilders, so next time you see one, look for the coachbuilder’s badge.  This particular Argentine flower car is part of a legacy of hand-carved wooden hearses going back to the horsedrawn days.  See here:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2009/05/05/coches-de-los-muertos-an-argentinian-barn-find/

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Oct 6
9:36 am
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cryptofwrestling:

1939 La Salle Hearse kit (1960)

cryptofwrestling:

1939 La Salle Hearse kit (1960)

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Apr 23
1:37 pm
112 notes
"Cannibal Harvester" by Shaggadelic
I love this first and foremost because it is done in the style of old model car boxes.  Also, it has a combine rotary thresher, and I’m a big fan of the publication “300 things you can make from a combine or schoolbus" because they cost $1500 and come with hydrostatic diesels, hoses, splitters, levers, and motors, and can be fitted with a variety of common remote-control and gps-guided systems, so it’s basically a giant robot in a box.  Thirdly, there’s a lack of good off-road hearse treatments but this one has it all, including gore-intake vents, a megaphone, cannon, machine gun, fold-down window hatch, and extended fuel range.

"Cannibal Harvester" by Shaggadelic

I love this first and foremost because it is done in the style of old model car boxes.  Also, it has a combine rotary thresher, and I’m a big fan of the publication “300 things you can make from a combine or schoolbus" because they cost $1500 and come with hydrostatic diesels, hoses, splitters, levers, and motors, and can be fitted with a variety of common remote-control and gps-guided systems, so it’s basically a giant robot in a box.  Thirdly, there’s a lack of good off-road hearse treatments but this one has it all, including gore-intake vents, a megaphone, cannon, machine gun, fold-down window hatch, and extended fuel range.


PHOTO
Dec 2
5:23 pm
15 notes
Airstream tried to get in on the funeral coach business in 1981 but it didn’t catch on.
National Academy Of Mortuary Science

Airstream tried to get in on the funeral coach business in 1981 but it didn’t catch on.

National Academy Of Mortuary Science

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Nov 12
5:20 am
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In this funeral bus, the coffin is loaded in the same place as on a funeral train, sideways at one end.

http://thiscircularparade.com/2012/02/06/youve-heard-of-party-buses-but-how-about-a-funeral-bus/

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PHOTOSET
Nov 11
9:21 pm
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Funeral Trains
In cities, where graveyards had been pushed to the edges of town, it was common to have a funeral train to take mourners to the funeral.  There was one in Chicago that ran from the Loop to the Graceland Cemetery (this rail corridor is now a bike path) and in London exporting the dead was such a chore that they had daily service on the awesomely-named London Necropolis Railway, where a first-class ticket would buy a better trip for the deceased.  Funeral trains would often be pulled by steam long after the advent of diesel engines.
Pictured above is a Guard Van from the Canberra Railway Museum.  It’s a multi-purpose car with a sitting area on one end, a freight door for mail and such, and a station for the train guards.  Then, at the utmost lower rear, is a little hatch.  The hatch is for sliding a coffin into a special compartment, for transportation between towns.  The coffin would be loaded after the passengers, who would never know they were traveling with the dead.

Funeral Trains


In cities, where graveyards had been pushed to the edges of town, it was common to have a funeral train to take mourners to the funeral.  There was one in Chicago that ran from the Loop to the Graceland Cemetery (this rail corridor is now a bike path) and in London exporting the dead was such a chore that they had daily service on the awesomely-named London Necropolis Railway, where a first-class ticket would buy a better trip for the deceased.  Funeral trains would often be pulled by steam long after the advent of diesel engines.

Pictured above is a Guard Van from the Canberra Railway Museum.  It’s a multi-purpose car with a sitting area on one end, a freight door for mail and such, and a station for the train guards.  Then, at the utmost lower rear, is a little hatch.  The hatch is for sliding a coffin into a special compartment, for transportation between towns.  The coffin would be loaded after the passengers, who would never know they were traveling with the dead.

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Nov 11
6:41 pm
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Aug 24
7:47 pm
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