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1. (WO2018037198) A HEARSE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/037198    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/000127
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 29 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61G 21/00
Inventors: COUSINS, Steven, H.
BRIGGS, Andrew
The invention relates to hearses in general and in particular relates to a hearse and a system of construction for the same. The basic geometry or configuration of these vehicles has changed little since horse drawn carriages were used in the 1800s as opposed to a horse-drawn cart and is perpetuated today in the prevalence of motorcar based hearses as opposed to a van-based hearse. Given the general state of the World's economies, a general trend toward increasingly elaborate funerals appears to be on the wane and the average family is now practicing economy in the interment of their dead. Applicant Company has developed a vehicle wherein a coffin can be transported in a lateral position alongside a driver and any rear passenger and yet still provide structural rigidity.