Inflatable Coffin

Patented by Clifford Malbon of Daytona Beach, Florida in 1977. Patent # US4050125A. From the patent abstract:

An inflated casket which may remain deflated for storage prior to use and for transportation prior to storage. The casket body is provided with one or a plurality of chambers into which a fluid substance is injected for distending the chambers to cause the casket body to assume an erect position for use. The fluid substance while usually in the form of a gas, such as air, may constitute a substance which will subsequently solidify to produce a substantially rigid casket body.

Naples Daily News - Dec 11, 1977

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jun 01, 2018
     Category: Death | Inventions | 1970s

This could indeed be useful in a disaster or war zone.
Posted by Brian on 06/01/18 at 11:41 PM
I wonder if the abstract writer had something different in mind when he wrote "assume an erect position for use."
Posted by Virtual on 06/02/18 at 11:56 AM
That remark about stockpiling a great number of them for disaster response is eminently practical. I wonder why we don't see them in use today?
Posted by KDP on 06/02/18 at 01:03 PM
They use body bags for disasters. Believe it or not, you can get one on Amazon for $69.99.
Posted by ges on 06/03/18 at 12:33 AM
Does it come with Pierre Tombal's inflatable gravestone?
Posted by Yudith on 06/03/18 at 01:18 PM
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