Safety coffin is a way to avoid burial alive


The fear of being buried alive has led to many inventions to avoid it

What is the safety coffin used in the past

The coffin is a coffin equipped with a mechanism to prevent early burial or allow the dead to indicate that they have been buried alive, and a large number of safety coffin designs were patented during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The idea is still available today and the fear that people will be buried alive culminated in cholera epidemics in the 18th and 19th centuries when accounts of an unintentional burial of life were recorded again when the tomb of philosopher John Dons Scott was reopened and found outside the coffin.

with his hands torn and bloody after trying to escape, although this could be just a myth that has heightened people's fears that they will be buried alive by doctors' reports and novels in Literature and newspapers.

as well as dealing with the subject in the fall of Asher's house and the burial books of Edgar Allan Poe's Amontillado 'Premature Burial'.

 published in 1844 contained accounts of supposedly real cases of early burial as well as details of the narrator's perceived burial while he was still alive. 

Why the safety coffin was invented 

The general fear of early burial led to the invention of many safety devices that could be integrated into coffins, mostly consisting of some kind of device to communicate with the outside world, such as a wire connected to a bell that a buried person could ring after burial.

Robert Robinson died in Manchester in 1791, a moving glass panel was inserted into his coffin and the mausoleum had a door for inspection purposes by a guard who had to know if he had seen the glass. 

He ordered his relatives to visit his grave periodically to check that he was still dead. The first registered safety coffin was built on the orders of Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick before his death in 1792.

he had a window to allow light in the air pipe to provide a source of fresh air, and instead From installing the lid down, he had a lock installed in a special pocket of his shroud, one with two keys to the coffin cover and the other to the grave door.


A German priest suggested in 1798 that all coffins contain a tube that is inserted through which church bells are turned on if someone is buried alive.

They can draw attention to themselves by ringing bells. While this highly impractical idea led to the first designs of safety coffins equipped with signal systems, a pastor named Beck suggested that coffins contain a small trumpet-like tube connected every day. The local priest could check for a sign system. The condition of the rotting of the body by smelling the smells emitted from the tube if there is a smell being detected or the priest hears cries being helped out in the coffin by a hole.  

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The 1820s also saw the use of portable death rooms in Germany, a small room equipped with a signal bell in a window to see the body.

They are built on top of empty grave guards who check every day for signs of life or decomposition in each room.

If the bell is ringed, the body can be removed immediately, but if the guards notice signs of rot in the body, a door can be opened on the floor of the room in the body that descends into the grave.

after which a plate can slip to cover the grave and remove and reuse the upper chamber.

In 1829, Dr. Johan Gottfried designed a system that used a bell that would alert the cemetery's night guards to the body. which had threads attached to her hands, head, and feet around the bell above the ground to prevent him from ringing accidentally.

an improvement from previous designs, preventing rainwater from flowing through the tube and preventing insects from entering the coffin if the bell rang. The guard had to insert a second tube and pump air into the coffin using a blower to allow the dead to survive until the bell rang.

Regulations using body-related courts suffered from the disadvantage that normal rot processes often caused the body to swell or reposition. causing accidental tension in the courts, and Franz Fest's 1868 error overcame this problem by adding a tube through which the face of the body could be seen if the person was buried.

They concluded that they could ring the bell if it was not strong enough to climb the tube through a fitted ladder and guards could check whether the person had really returned to life or whether it was just a movement of the body.

The scaly design allowed the viewing tube to be removed and reused once the death was confirmed. Patented by Michel Dakar, NASCAR Niki, a Chamberlain of Caesar Russia, patented his safety coffin called le Karnas in 2012.

1897 Showed this at the Sorbonne The following year, his design discovered a movement in the coffin and opened a tube to provide him with air with the flag and ringing.

at the same time, the bell that was never caught was too sensitive to allow even a slight movement in the decomposing body and a demonstration in which an assistant of Karnas Carnegie was buried alive badly when signal systems broke down.

fortunately, the breathing tube was activated and the assistant was separated unharmed, but le Karnas's reputation was irreparably damaged in 1995.

Fabrizio Rosselli has been patented for a modern safety coffin, and his design included an emergency alarm internal communication system, a flashlight respirator, a heart monitor, and a catalyst despite fear of burial while he was still alive, there are no documented cases of anyone rescued by a safe coffin worth noting.

The practice of mummification in modern times has often eliminated the fear of early burial as no one has survived this process once it is completed.

The character who was the reason for the invention of the safety coffin 

'Anne Hill Carter Lee' who was buried alive, her ordeal helped pave the way for safe coffins.