The Burlington Coffin Company, started by Tom Moore, has been in business for fifty years, and during that time has manufactured 450,000 coffins. Caskets, instead of coffins, are made at the present time. The writer explains that coffins resemble a violin case, broad at the top and tapering at the bottom, while a casket is a box without any twist in the sides. Chestnut is the most frequently used wood. The company employs between forty and fifty men.