US 2839185 A
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INVENTOR Jacques H. Isaacs ATTORNEY June 17, 1958 .1. H. lsAAcs DISPLAY PACKET Filed sept. 25, 195e United States DlSPLAY PACKET Jacques H. Isaacs, White Plains, N. Y., assgnor to Mort. and Jack Isaacs, Inc., New York, N. Y., a corporation of New Jersey This invention relates to a packet for the display of ribbon, braid, lace or like relatively narrow strips of material or more particularly to packets for holding relatively small lengths of cloth or braid strips, which packets are particularly suitable for use in the retail merchandising of such strips of material. The illustrated embodiment of my invention provides a packet for the effective visual display of extended strips of ribbon, braid, lace or the like in which an end of the material protrudes from the packet in order that a small fragment of the material is made available to tactile as well as close and thorough visual inspection by the prospective purchaser while the main body of this delicate fabric is displayed to best advantage.
Accordingly it is an object of my invention to provide a novel packet for strips of lace or like material which allows a terminal end of the material in the nature of a swatch to be exposed externally of the packet while still protecting the bulk of the materials within the packet from being handled to be disarranged or soiled. A further object of my invention is to provide a packet for lace or like strips of material which allows the display of a very substantial part of the lace and of an end of the material externally of the packet in a manner which secures the remainder of the contents against withdrawal without snagging the lace to intlict any damage to the portion of the goods thus secured.
Other objects will appear from a consideration of the claim and the drawing in the light of the following description.
To attain these objects and such further objects as may appear herein or be hereinafter pointed out, l make reference to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, in which:
Figure l is a perspective view of a display stand in which there is shown a plurality of braid display packets in accordance with my invention;
Figure 2 is an exploded view of the individual components in magniiied form which when assembled form the packet in accordance with my invention;
Figure 3 is a further magnified section taken on line -3-3 of Figure l.
In the illustrated embodiment of my invention, a card or reel is shown comprising a body portion 11 of generally rectangular outline of cardboard or similar relatively stii sheeting. Endwise from the body, the card is provided with lobes 12 and 13, to set off to each side edge the more restricted dimensional portion 11. The card or reel so described may be lithographed to illustrate uses of the product to be merchandised, as will appear is this description proceeds.
For purposes of carrying out the invention, the card has applied thereto a series of convolutions of lace. This is effected by preliminarily measuring olf a length of lace. One terminal end thereof 14 is anchored to the card by a pin 15. Other anchoring means may be used, such as a strip of pressure sensitive adhesive tape temporarily to anchor the end to the card. With the end of the lace so atent anchored, convolutions 16 are effected around the card between the lobes 12 and 13. The horizontal extension in partially overlapping condition from adjacent the lower lobe 13 to the upper lobe 12 arranges a display of the lace in a very elfective and attractive manner. Thereupon, the terminal portion 17 is anchored. For this purpose, a tonfue 18 is incised from the body of the cardboard permanently extended from the edge 19. The conforming relation of the tongue 1S to the body of the board from which the tongue was incised provides side gripping edges 20.
With this construction, the terminal end 17 of the lace is directed between the tongue 18 and the gripping edges 20. Pressure on the tongue 18 effectively anchors the length of lace against unwinding and effectively grips the sample segment 17a so long as any pressure is exerted on the tongue 18, frictionally to hold the same in position.
The winding procedure may be reversed starting with the anchoring of the sample segment 17a beneath the tongue 18 and ending by connecting the end 14 with the pin 15 of a section of tape.
With the assembly thus made, there is provided a transparent envelope 21, sealed at its perimeter adjacent the bottom 22 and side edges 23, leaving an open mouth portion 24 through which the assembly comprising the assembly of card and lace is inserted, as shown more specifically in Figure 3. The length of the envelope is such as to receive the assembly on the card 1d, and to permit forming a fold 25. The segment 17a is likewise folded to project on the forward wall of the envelope.
In this condition, a capping closure 26 is provided, comprising a relatively stiff cardboard having a fold 27 outlining a pair of spaced tabs 28. Thereupon, the capping closure is overlapped on the fold 25 previously described, and anchored in position by fasteners 29, preferably employing staples which are clinched through the superimposed layers of the tabs 28 and the cardboard on the envelope previously described.
By this construction, the inspection segment 17a is like- Wise sandwiched between the tab 23, anchoring the inspection segment against withdrawal. The assembly permits of an extended display of the lace 16 for most effective distribution, while exposing the inspection segment for tactile contact by a prospective purchaser. 25, under the influence of the capping strip 26, comprises the extended inspection and holds the same against un- Winding.
While I have shown and described a length of lace or ribbon to be packaged, to have the terminal end 17 directed and frictionally held by the anchoring tongue 18, which is the preferred form of construction, it will be understood that instances may occur when the lace to be merchandised is of such width as may require the formation of a plurality of folds, to arrange it in extended length, and in a measure some of the benefits of my assembly may be secured by using the capping strip 26 and intimately stapling the strip upon the folds, such as 25, shown in Figure 3, to hold the terminal end 17a from displacement and prevent drawing any additional length of material from the packet before the seal is broken.
By the construction shown and described, a convenient merchandising package is provided, readily useful for self-service, especially in so-called veand ten cent stores. This is best illustrated by the display rack 39 wherein a plurality of partitions 31 are provided for the opened container to outline pigeon holes 32 in upstanding relation, Within which a plurality of the merchandising packages may be stacked substantially vertically for visual inspection of the lace or like material distributed on the card. Predetermined lengths of such lace may thereupon be offered for sale, with maximum attractiveness, while The fold VvA display packetassembly lfor lengths of lace or they like whereby a restricted portionrof saidlength may be exposed externally of* saidpacket'while the remainder of l saidlength `remains protected internally of. said packet, said assembly comprising arlace holding card having an incision defining a slotrand acorresponding tongue bend ble into said slot, a length of lace. convoluted about saidV card, an extended portion ofV said lace lying beneath said tongue and over said slot, an openend envelopeVv enclosing said card assembly, said end of said lace protruding through said open end `of* saidy envelope and capping means overlaying said envelope and said tongue and slot, saidcapping `means' operating to Aretain said-open endof said envelope in folded position and to compress said eX- tended portion of said lace between said tongue and said slot.
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