Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chalmers Headstone

Wallace Chalmers was involved in perfecting and patenting a rubber suspension system for vehicles and his family chose to have a very unique headstone made for him. This granite tire is 36" wide and 6"  deep and has to be one of the most unique I have ever seen! The reflection in the middle is a little added feature.

14 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

What a great way to remember him!

Sharon said...

That is a very unique headstone and sounds like a nice tribute to this man's life work.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think Mt Pleasant Cemetery would be a nice place to walk through Pat, the gates in the last post are very impressive. I love that mr. Chalmers family have really thought about his headstone and made it so relevant and personal.

Deb said...

Ha ha, what a great memorial. Bet Wallace Chalmers would have loved that!

William Kendall said...

That's a great touch for a tombstone!

David Oliver said...

That is someone who's family really respected the mans work. great shot.

Andy said...

He will never ever be tired again:-) Rest in peace Wallace.

Randy said...

Mine will be a camera.

Jack said...

I have never seen a gravestone like this. Terrific!

llandudnopictures said...

A very apt tribute, fantastic!

Lowell said...

Very unique and very apropos! Maybe he rides around the cemetery at night?
Still got a lot of tread on that tire, though. But it would be funny if some morning this was in a different place.

Mo said...

Poor guy can never leave work.

Halcyon said...

Funny one! I wonder if he has anything to do with Allis Chalmers?

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

That is just cool!