Merchandising Exam I Study Guide

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  1. 300  stainless steel
    used for caskets

    a metal alloy of 74% iron, 18% chromium, 8% nickel

    noted for its ability to resist rust
  2. Apron; Skirt; overlay skirt
    the lining attached to the undersurface of the foot panel of the casket and/or a component part of the throw (overlay/overthrow) which extends downward into the body of the casket
  3. Artificial laminates
    man-made layers, usually plastics, resembling the appearance of wood
  4. Arm (Bracket)
    the part of the casket handle that attaches the bar to the lug (ear)
  5. Bail handle or bail bar
    a single handle in which the lug, arm, and bar are combined in one unit
  6. Bar
    that part of the casket handle, attached to the lug or arm, which is grasped by the casket bearer
  7. Base molding
    molding along the lowermost edge of the body panels
  8. Bed
    the portion of the casket upon which the deceased human remains are placed
  9. Body panel
    composed of the sides and ends of the casket shell
  10. Cap
    the topmost part of the casket shell, including the ogee, crown, pie, and header
  11. Casket shell
    the component casket part that composes the entire casket

    the shell consists of the cap, body, hardware, interior, and exterior materials
  12. Copper
    a malleable, ductile, metallic element having a characteristic reddish brown color
  13. Crown
    the uppermost part of the cap of the casket, extending from rim to rim

    everything above the rim
  14. Ductile
    capable of being hammered out or drawn out iinto a thin manner
  15. Extendover
    the portion of the casket interior which extends over the top body molding (body ledge) for aesthetic value
  16. Ferrous metal
    any metal formed from iron (steel or stainless steel)
  17. Non-ferrouss metal
    any metal which is not formed from iron
  18. Fiberglass
    a material consisting of extremely fine filaments of glass embedded in various resins
  19. Full Couch casket
    a casket so designed as to display the deceased from head to foot
  20. Gasket channel
    found on cut top gasketed caskets

    is an integral part of the foot panel header on gasketed caskets

    the function is to hold the transvers gasket to seal the space between the head and foot caps
  21. Gimp
    a strip of metal, plastic, or cloth that is attached to the inside of the panel, covering the area at which point the roll (cove) is anchored
  22. Hardwood
    any tough, heavy timber with a compact texture

    any decidous tree (any tree that loses its leaves annually)
  23. Header
    Cap filler
    a component part of the cap or lid that is constructed into gaskets that display a cut top

    provides strength/rigidity at the point of the transverse cut
  24. Iron
    heavy, malleable, ductile silver white metallic element that readily oxidizes in moist air
  25. Lug
    that part of the casket handle that is attached to the body panel
  26. Malleable
    capable of being fashoned into different forms or shapes
  27. Overlay
    the aesthetic covering for the foot cap of inner foot panel of the casket
  28. Pie
    the wedge shaped portion of the cap or lid at each end of the crown
  29. Polymer
    a compound, similar in appearance to plastic, that has a high molecular weight creating an extremely durable substance
  30. Rim
    an "S" shaped molding that is a component part of the casket cap
  31. Roll
    a component part of the casket interior which surrounds the head panel
  32. Shell
    the component parts of the casket comprised of the cap/lid and the body of the casket
  33. Softwood
    any light, easily cut wood

    cone bearing or coniferous
  34. Structural ribs
    elongated indentions that are pressed into the casket bottom to help strengthen the casket shell
  35. Body ledge
    Top body molding
    a molding along the uppermost edge of the body panels
  36. Difference between a coffin and a casket
    Coffin - for funeral service

    Casket - protection, practical utility, suitable memory picture;

    for internment, entombment, cremation
  37. Softwoods
    • Cedar
    • Cypress, Red
    • Fir, Douglas
    • Hemlock, West Coast
    • Pine
    • Redwood
    • Spruce, Sitka
  38. Hardwoods
    • Ash
    • Basswood
    • Beech
    • Birch
    • Buckeye
    • Butternut
    • Cherry
    • Chestnut
    • Cottonwood
    • Elm
    • Gum
    • Mahoganies
    • Maple
    • Oak
    • Philippine Hardwood
    • Poplar
    • Walnut
    • Locust
    • Hickories
    • Willow (Salix)
  39. Stock used
  40. Class I woods
    • Cedars
    • Cypress
    • Red Wood
    • Chestnut
    • Locust
    • Walnut
  41. Class II woods
    • Douglas Fir
    • Pine
    • Oak
    • Mahoganies
    • Willow
  42. Class III woods
    • Douglas Fir
    • Pine
    • Gum
    • Oak
  43. Class IV woods
    • Hemlocks
    • Pine, Lodgepole
    • Spruces
    • Ashes
    • Beech
    • Birch
    • Hickories
    • Maples
    • Poplar
  44. Ferrous casket thickness
    20, 18, 16 gauges
  45. Non-ferrous casket thickness
    32 & 48 oz
  46. Wood by-products
    Corrugated fiberboard

    • Composition board - they are particles of wood bonded together with a waterproof glue
    •                               - the different types are distinguished by the size of the particles of wood used
    •         pressed board
    •         particle board
    •         fiberboard
    •         hardboard
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