Hickeys and Nosing Uprights
Sometimes considered an in-between of an upright and a pillow, the hickey and nosing-upright markers have a unique quality about them. They stand as an upright does, but the front face does not merely form a straight vertical line, it actually slopes upwards and back. Thus, the lower section of a hickey or nosing upright is deeper at its base and tapers up to a narrower depth. The back side of the monument rises perpendicular to its base.
A nosing upright is exactly as its name implies. It has a “nose” or a flat area approximately two inches in height which runs along the bottom front of the monument at a 90 degree angle. The taper then begins at the two inch mark and slopes upwards as in a regular hickey.
Please refer to the photos for the monuments to better familiarize yourself with them.