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Ocean voyage was costly and slow and the length of time was to long in a society that did not practice embalming. They couldn’t wait for the order to be filled abroad and shipped to them.
Because there were coffinmakers available locally who could make the coffins on demand and they turned out pretty respectable coffins.
How do we now view cloth covered caskets?
To remove as much of the excess material as possible. It goes without saying the less material used the lighter the casket becomes and the less material wasted therefore the lower the cost of the casket.
Therefore the term evolved as an American term from the two origins.
Why do you think they wanted to start using plate glass?
Why do you think that is?
Money, Patents, Limited Manufacturing Ability
Resurrectionists (body snatchers)
They stole bodies from graves to sell to anatomists
How would that work if it were buried?
What other problems would have been brought about by the torpedo?
What is another reason that we use vaults today?