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Image 7: 36 ft. 6 inch Semi-Convertible Funeral Body for Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company
(Photo #4867, Order #18358--Ordered May 25, 1912, Delivered July 28, 1912).
The J.G. Brill Company made cars for a whole host of different uses. This car was used to transport a casket and mourners in a funeral procession. The closed car has two separate compartments: one for the casket and one for the passengers. The windows have heavy black drapery held open with black cord tiebacks.