Safety Coffin “Escape Hatch”

also known as Security Coffins, and Coffin with an Escape hatch, Burial vault with Escape Hatch

Safety Coffin

See oval metal plate between tombstones: these were sold in case of premature burial so that the not-deceased could climb back into the above-ground atmosphere.

Photographer: Alva Van Houten, 2014, Bellflower Cemetery, McLean County