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Ordering Monumental / Cemetery Stones from Catalogs / Price Lists, etc.

Names of the Parts of the Monuments – Terms Used

Price lists and and catalogs describe the parts of the cemetery monument and accessories using the following terms that accompany these photographs. The parts of the monuments in the photographs below are listed from top to bottom. All of these photographs are from the 1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List, which you can view on this web site by clicking on the link on the title.

Urn, cap & column, plinth, die, base, and bottom base

Urn, cap & column, plinth, die, base, and bottom base (pp. 30)

Spire, plinth, die, base, and bottom base

Spire, plinth, die, base, and bottom base (pp. 371)

Urn, plinth, cap, 42 columns, plinth, die, base, and bottom base

Urn, plinth, cap, 42 columns, plinth, die, base, and bottom base (pp. 42)

Finial, cap, 4 columns, die, base, and bottom base

Finial, cap, 4 columns, die, base, and bottom base (pp. 48)

Soldier, cap, die, base, base, and bottom base

Soldier, cap, die, base, base, and bottom base (pp. 49)

Soldier, plinth, shaft, cap, plinth, die, plinth base, base, and bottom base Eagle and shaft, plinth, shaft, plinth, plinth, cap, plinth, die, base, base, & bottom base

First photo: Soldier, plinth, shaft, cap, plinth, die, plinth base, base, and bottom base & Second photo: Eagle and shaft, plinth, shaft, plinth, plinth, cap, plinth, die, base, base, & bottom base (pp. 50)

Urn, plinth, cap, plinth, die, base, and bottom base

Urn, plinth, cap, plinth, die, base, and bottom base (pp. 55)

Die, base, and bottom base

Die, base, and bottom base (pp. 123)

Cross, base, and bottom base

Cross, base, and bottom base

Cross, base, and bottom base

Cross, base, and bottom base

Cross, d ie, base, and bottom base Cross, d ie, base, and bottom base

Cross, die, base, and bottom base

Urn, cap, shaft, plinth, die, base, and bottom baseSpire, plinth, die, base, and bottom base

First photo on left: Urn, cap, shaft, plinth, die, base, and bottom base & Second stone on right: Spire, plinth, die, base, and bottom base (pp. 169)

Die, base, and bottom base

Die, base, and bottom base (pp. 219)

Die, base, and bottom base

Die, base, and bottom base (pp. 219)

Vase, 2 sides, foot, die, base, bottom base, bottom slab

Vase, 2 sides, foot, die, base, bottom base, bottom slab, inf. (pp. 223)

Plinth, cap, die, base, and bottom base

Plinth, cap, die, base, and bottom base (pp. 241)

Stones are referred to “Headstones”Stones are referred to “Headstones”

Both of these stones are referred to “Headstones” (pp. 258)


Coping & Posts for use around burial plots (pp. 18, 19, & 20)

Coping and Posts

Coping & Posts

Coping

Coping

Posts

Posts

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