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Volume 17    www. thedead-beat.com    Issue 1

Urns and Outs

Continuing in the new series  on historic urns from my collection.  This edition's urn is Design "C" from the Art Urn Co, a division of the US Cremation Company in New York, circa 1895. At 19" tall, this beauty had a retail price of $10. A rare, unused surviving example donated by Fresh Pond Crematory will be on display in the new History of Cremation Exhibit opening this fall at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston. (Image Engler Cremation Collection) 


Jason Ryan EnglerJason Ryan Engler is a licensed funeral director and certified celebrant. He is The Cremation Historian for the Cremation Association of North America and the National Museum of Funeral History and a frequent speaker and writer on the subject of cremation in the US, urns, and their history. He is the cremation products buyer for Service Corporation International and lives in Houston, Texas, with his miniature dachshund, Otto.

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