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Publication numberUS3314531 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 18, 1967
Filing dateSep 30, 1964
Priority dateSep 30, 1964
Publication numberUS 3314531 A, US 3314531A, US-A-3314531, US3314531 A, US3314531A
InventorsCheris Irving R, Kennedy Robert G
Original AssigneeSterling Automotive Mfg Compan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shipper display
US 3314531 A
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April 1967 l. R. CHERIS ETAL I 3,314,531

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SHIPPER DISPLAY Filed Sept. 30, 1964 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 E 67 E .6 5% g w. I 28 M /28 A 96 5 W92 80 INVENTORS My? 6 Chem/Is @ofiew 6f Aewn@ay 4 I ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,314,531 SHIPPER DISPLAY Irving R. Cheris, Glencoe, and Robert G. Kennedy, Crete,

lll., assignors to Sterling Automotive Manufacturing Company, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a corporation of Illinois Filed Sept. 30, 1964, Ser. No. 400,328 9 Claims. (Cl. 206-44) The present invention relates broadly to a new shipper display arrangement and more particularly to an outer shipper package or carton and a number of smaller packages or boxes disposed in the outer package in predetermined relation to each other, which outer package may be very simply partially disassembled in a retailers place of business to display goods or articles disposed within the prearranged smaller packages contained within the outer package.

The outer package of the shipper display of the present invention is characterized by a first inner carton shorter half, sometimes hereinafter referred to as the bottom half, which is of length and width dimensions less than a second outer carton half, sometimes hereinafter referred to as the top half, to telescopingly fit into the longer half, and the bottom half of the outer package is sized to frictionally receive a predetermined number of inner packages or boxes containing goods or articles to be displayed for sale. The goods-containing packages are each individually shaped so as to enhance use of the space within the outer package, and the inner packages are located in the outer package with the articles therein exposed as boxed, and shipped by the manufacturer or assembler to the retailer.

The retailer need only remove the top half of the outer package and the inner boxes and articles therewithin are partially usually exposed for display purposes. Moreover, a customer will have easy self-service access to the articles and the inner boxes which may be used as a package for the customer.

Prior known display packages have in many instances required the retailer to perform several steps to condition the package for display purposes. Some steps are not ordinarily easy steps to be taken by retailers. For example, such steps include cutting corrugated cardboard along dotted lines, and/or stapling and/or pasting portions together, and the like. If such steps are not followed by retailers, goods, which by their nature are best marketed when displayed and which are intended to be displayed for most favorable reception by ultimate purchasers of the article, are quite often not in fact so displayed. For this reason the extra expense incurred to package articles in a display carton intended to attract customers results in a profit loss-a loss reflected in the profits of all, including the manufacturer, the distributor, and the retailers of the article who are deprived of profits by slowness of sales for the reason that display is not effectively presented as intended.

The above disadvantages are obviated in large part by the present invention wherein package and box parts can be shipped fiat and stored fiat by the package or box manufacturer to the article manufacturer or assembler and will require only a minimum of space for storage purposes. Each of the portions comprising each completed shipper display arrangement is adapted to be assembled at the time and point of fabrication of goods or articles to be placed in the individual inner boxes. The goods are placed in the individual boxes, the individual boxes placed in the outer package which serves as a shipping carton so that the goods can be shipped without further packaging.

The present invention is further characterized by being 3,3145% Patented Apr. 18, 1967 particularly adaptable to packaging and displaying automobile floor mats of a kind which are made of transparent vinyl, and which may be colored. Each of the outer cartons may contain a half dozen, for example, of the same color or differently tinted automobile floor mats each rolled Within a shaped inner box or package each of which in turn is subassembled in a predetermined arrangement with the other similarly shaped mat containing inner boxes within the bottom half of the outer shipping carton. A removable spacer member is placed in the bottom of each inner box to expose a portion of the floor mat disposed therein. The exposed portion of each floor mat is arranged so as to be positioned outwardly above the top edge of the bottom half of the shipper display arrangement when the top half of the shipper is removed for display by the retailer. The top half of the shipping container is telescopingly placed over the bottom half with the article containing boxes therein, and'may be cementitiously secured thereto for shipment, as by cemented tape or equivalent means.

With the shipper display arrangement of the present invention, the retailer will receive a shipper display arrangement containing a half-dozen floor mats, for example, and need merely remove or cut the tape and slip the top half of the outer carton upward and off, which top half may be disposed of. The floor mats in the lower half of the outer carton will be immediately presented for view and the retailer need take no additional steps to fully display and expose the goods or articles within the inner boxes.

Accordingly it is a broad object of the present invention to provide an improved shipper display arrangement.

Another object in keeping with the preceding object is to provide a shipper display arrangement including a removable carton top part which is the only part requiring removal to place the articles contained within the shipper carton on display.

A further object of the invention is to provide inner boxes so shaped as to make maximum use of the space within a shipper carton while providing for display of the article contained in each of the boxes in such manner that same may be appraised by at least two human senses.

Further specific objects of the invention reside in providing a shipper display arrangement providing:

1) Easily stored, fiat package components prior to package forming;

(2) Readily formed and shaped package components;

(3) Vertically stable bottom package components;

(4) Telescopingly assembled top and bottom package components;

(5) A plurality of article-containing inner boxes arranged within the bottom package component;

(6) Areas of each inner box exposed merely by removal of the top package component from the bottom package component;

(7) An improved inner box part; and

(8) A method of making an improved inner box part.

The foregoing and other objects and advantages of the invention will be either pointed out or obvious in the following specification and claims when read in View of the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a view of a presently preferred partially assembled embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 2 is an isometric view of the embodiment of FIG. 1 assembled;

FIG. 3 is a plan view of the bottom half of the carton of the embodiment of FIG. 1 with six inner boxes disposed therein;

FIG. 4 is a partial sectional view taken on line 44 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is an elevational view of a bottom half of a rectangular carton of another embodiment of the present invention showing boxes and contents thereof extending out of top of the carton;

FIG. 6 is a plan view of FIG.

FIG. 7 is an elevational view, with lower parts in section, showing an inner box of the embodiment of FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is a view similar to FIG. 7 but showing a lower spacer removed therefrom and the inner box closed;

FIG. 9 is a flat surface development blank of the inner box of FIG. 1 prior to formation thereof;

FIG. 10 shows the blank of FIG. 9 partially formed into an inner box;

FIGS. ll, 12 and 13 illustrate successive steps in completing formation of the inner box of FIG. 1; and

FIG. 14 is an end view of the outer box part.

Shipper display carton Referring more in detail to the drawings and first to FIG. 1, a shipper display arrangement is illustrated comprising parts of an outer carton having a bottom half 22 and a top half 24. The bottom half 22 is shorter than the top half 24 and is also smaller, in cross-section, to slip-fit within the top half 24. As shown in FIG. 1, a plurality of inner boxes 25 are retained laterally in the bottom half 22 of the carton 20 and are maintained in a position above a top edge 26 to expose a portion of the top of the inner boxes 25 and goods 28 therein. While the goods 28 may be of different kinds, a preferred kind of article for display in this new shipper display is an automobile floor mat 28. Each floor mat 28 is rolled in a suitably loose roll, preferably, so as to frictionally engage the inner surface of the box 25 for a purpose to appear more fully hereinbelow.

The bottom half 22 of the carton 20 preferably is hexagonal in shape as shown in FIG. 3. The sides, in the form of rectangular panels 30, of the bottom half 22 may be made of suitable corrugated paperboard of suificient strength to support a plurality of articles. Floor mats, for example, may weigh about five to ten pounds apiece, so that a half dozen of same in each carton can weigh between 30 to 60 pounds. The corrugated panels 30 may be formed by placing five spaced parallel score lines across a rectangular-1y shaped piece or blank of corrugated board and forming same into hexagonal shape. The adjacent edges of the scored corrugated blank are connected, as by tape 32, to complete formation of the hexagonal elongated bottom half 22 having open top and bottom ends. The bottom end 34 is closed by a hexagonally shaped end closure insert 36, also made of corrugated board, having depending flanges 38 that may be suitably secured to the bottom edge 34 in the inner surfaces of the panels 30 as by cement, staples, tape or the like as best suits the particular desired mode of manufacture of same.

As shown in FIG. 4, the upper edge 26 of each panel 30 is formed with an inwardly depending flange 40 that can be bent around a score 42 of each panel 30. The depending flange 40 is shown cross-sectioned and it is preferred that the top of every other one of the corners between panels 30 be continuous material and that every alternate one be slit or scored for folding from the point 26 to a lower edge 44 of the flange 40 so that same may be folded downwardly and inwardly adjacent successive panels 30 to thereby strengthen the structure at the top edge 26 while providing a smoothly rounded edge 26. The slit or score construction has not been shown as it is deemed obvious to one having ordinary skill in the art in View of the above description.

The top half 24 of the carton 20 comprises six panels 45 shaped similarly to the panels 30 of the bottom half 22 of the carton 20 and likewise formed of scored corrugated paperboard taped together as by a tape 46 to form the top half 24 into an elongated hexagonallyshaped sleeve. The upper end of the top half 24 is closed by an end closure 48 which may have suitable strengthening flanges 49 formed like the flanges 38 in the bottom half 22 of the carton 20. The top half 24 is of larger transverse dimension than the lower half 22 of the carton and preferably is sized relative to the bottom half 22 to closely slip-fit over the bottom half 22. A hole 50 is placed in the top closure 48 to permit escape of air during this latter step of the assembly and to provide a finger hole to facilitate removal of the top half 24 off the bottom half 22.

As shown in FIG. 2, the top half 24 has been slipped down completely over the bottom half 22, not shown in FIG. 2, and suitable securing means such as tapes 52 are pasted to the lower edges of panels 45 and may extend down and around the flanges 38 of the bottom closure 36 of the bottom half 22 of the carton 20 to complete the shipper display arrangement for transport to points of distribution and sale.

At the retailers showroom, or the like, the shipper display arrangement is conveniently disassembled as follows: The top half 24 may be placed with its upper end 48 upon the floor. The tapes 52 can be slit easily between the outer surface of the bottom half 22 and at the inner surface of the panels 45 of the top half 24 of the shipper 20. After slitting the tapes, the carton is placed in the position shown in FIG. 1, and a finger or hook can be inserted in the hole 50 and an external upward force exerted, which will cause the top half 24 to move upwardly relative to the bottom half 24 against the slip-friction force and at a rate of movement controlled to some extent by the resistance of atmospheric pressure, which pressure is balanced by leakage of air down through the hole 50 to the inside of the shipper display arrangement.

The preferred form of shipper display for convention ally sized automobile floor mats has a bottom half 22 approximately thirty inches high. Hence, after this distance of thirty inches of relative movement of the top half 24 with respect to the bottom half 22, the top half 24 can be moved easily to the position shown in FIG. 1 with the articles 28 in the inner boxes 25 already positioned for display by means of spacer structure to be described more fully hereinbelow.

The top view of the exposed inner boxes 25 is clearly shown in FIG. 3. The preferred boxes 25 have their ends formed as equilateral triangles with each leg of the triangle equal in transverse dimension to the inside dimension of the inner surfaces of the panels 30 of the bottom half 22 of the shipper display carton 20. It is to be understood, however, that different shapes of boxes 25 are possible within the teachings of this invention and, it is recognized, that for some installations different shaped boxes and different shaped shipper displays for the boxes and the contents thereof may be most appealing for certain kinds of goods other than floor mats, or for different sized and shaped floor mats, or the like.

FIGS. 5 and 6 show respectively elevational and plan views of a modification of the invention, which views are similar in arrangement to FIGS. 1 and 3 of the preferred modification described above. The shipper display lower half 60 is somewhat smaller and shorter than an upper shipper half, not shown, but being functionally identical to the modification described above. The articles 28 may be identical to those described above and having the same reference character. The articles 28 are displayed in boxes 62 that are rectangular in cross-section, and shown as square in FIG. 6 as one example of rectangular boxes. Such square boxes 62 differ from the boxes 25 described hereinabove in being rectangular, and are preferably fabricated by a different method of fabrication than that to be described he'reinbelow in connection with triangular cross-section boxes 25 of a pre ferred configuration of boxes. Accordingly the boxes 62 are preferably constructed in keeping with known methods of fabricating elongated rectangular inner box parts and rectangular sleeves forming closure outer covers, not shown, for such boxes.

The bottom half of the shipper display 60 can be fabricated in substantially the same manner as the hexagonal cross-section box described above. As shown, the bottom half comprises two panels 64 having an internal dimension at least equal to a transverse dimension of three inner boxes 62. End panels 66 have an inner dimension at least equal to the transverse dimension of two of the inner boxes 62. Of course, any desired number of boxes 62, if desired, can be used in connection with rectangular carton halves. The bottom half 60 of the shipper display may be made of scored corrugated paperboard folded and secured as by tape 68 and including a bottom closure functionally the same as bottom 36, FIG. 1, but of rectangular shape, suitably secured interiorly of the panels 64 and 66 and glued, stapled or taped, etc., therein as best suits the mode of manufacture.

Shipper display boxes FIG. 7 shows an inner box 25 having an inner box part 80 cooperable with an outer sleeve 70 made of a single sheet of hard paperboard of approximately threeply Patent Oflice bristol board thickness and strength. It is preferred that the sleeve 70 has exterior surfaces of panels 72 that are calendered and smooth to readily receive printed matter. Such matter may be instructions and the like for installing automobile floor mats, for example, as well as labels such as those that may also be placed on surfaces 30 and 45 of the shipper display. The printed matter, not shown, can be printed in small type on calendered paper surfaces and be clear and readable.

FIG. 14 is an end view of a sleeve 70. The dotted position 70a shows a fold line 73 which may be scored along with corners 74 between the panels 72 to afford compact storage and a minimum of shipping space for boxes as they are partially assembled with a tab 76 cemented to the edge of a right-hand side 72 of the sleeve 70, as shown.

For use, the sleeve 70 is preferably sized to slip-frictionally fit the sides of an inner box part 80 formed in cross-section as an open leg triangle having equal length legs. Two of these legs are solid, as shown, and one of them is open, in a manner of formation of a preferred box part to be pointed out more fully hereinbelow. The sides 72 of the sleeve 70 may conveniently fit with frictional engagement upon the article 28, particularly in the position indicated in FIG. 8, to frictionally secure the parts and article 28 therein in the closed position of the box illustrated in FIG. 8.

With reference again to FIG. 7 the inner box part 80 has closed sides 82, closed ends 84 and an open side facing upon the plane of the paper exposing the top portion of the article 28 with suitable clearance 86 and 88 around the sides and top of the article 28 so that a prospective purchaser may not only see the article but can touch it and smell it as well, depending upon the physical nature of the article and the material from which it is fabricated.

The inner box part 82 is further held in the exposed position shown in FIGS. 1 and 7 by a spacer 90 that can be made of folded corrugated board of suitable length. The spacer 90 slip-frictionally fits within the interior surfaces of the sides 72 of the outer sleeve 70 to the position shown wherein it is additionally reinforced to retain the position of all parts by the bottom 36 of the bottom half 22 of the carton 20, FIG. 1.

With reference again to FIG. 8 the outer part 70 is shown as extending the entire length of the inner box part 80. In moving to this position from the FIG. 7 position, the sleeve 70 is driven by the bottom end 84 of the box part 80 to such position. Thus, the spacer 90 is automatically expelled in the position of parts shown in FIG. 8. The spacer 90 is preferably left positioned frictionally between remaining boxes 25 within the hottom half 22 of the carton 20 so as to maintain attractive spacing of the remaining boxes 25 containing the remaining articles 28 therein.

Method of forming an inner box part The inner box part of this invention is formed of hardsurface paper on the order of bristol board similar to the material used in the outer sleeve 70. However, the inner box may be made of thinner gauge material because it is designed to provide two plies in each leg 82 and three plies at each end 84 and is made of a single piece of paper to effect the greatest strength of such component parfs. One side of this paper also is preferably smooth, and this one side will be exposed on both the inside and the outside surfaces of the inner box part 80.

With reference first to FIG. 9, a generally rectangular piece of material is cut out by suitable dies for obtaining a final shape as indicated in FIG. 9 in the flat surface development thereof. The material is scored as shown in the several broken lines 90, a, 9%, etc. on the proper sides to facilitate later folding steps of formation to be described below. It is preferred that the inner box part also be shipped with ends 92 and 94 together, and ready cemented for folding into final shape, and a score line 90a is provided to provide for such flat folding. The edge 92 of the piece of material forming the inner box part 80 may be folded up (or down) around the score 90a and a mucilaged edge, or the like, 94 is folded up (or down) around the score line 90b and cemented, or otherwise suitably secured, to the edge 92 to form the flat subassembly.

The parts 80, flattened, are conveniently stored in a minimum of space, or boxed for shipment to a point for further formation of the inner box part, now to be described.

Each end 84 comprises three plies in the form of flaps 96, 98 and 100, FIGS. 9 and 10. Flaps 96 and 100 further have score-formed flanges 102 and 104 respectively, adapted to extend Within the box in interlocking relationship with plies of the sides 82 in final formation. The flaps 96, 98 and 100 at each end of the inner box part are identical, but opposite hand.

FIG. 10 is an end view, and shows outer sides 82 and sides 106 and 108 comprising inner plies with relationship to sides 82 when formation of the box part 80 is completed. The flap 96 has been rotated from the dotted line position around the end of the right-hand side 82 to a position between the ends of both legs 82 with the flange 102 bent inwardly in engagement with the inner surface of the end of the left-hand side 82.

FIG. 11 shows the flap 98 rotated 180 degrees from the position shown in FIG. 10 around the end of the left-hand side 82 to a position covering the outside surface of the flap 96. The flange 104 is shown as bent outwardly for later entrance below the inside surface of the interior side 108.

FIG. 12 shows the flap 100 partially rotated downwardly and inwardly and thus overlying the flap 96, FIG. 10.

The flange 104 is shown as partially engaging the inside surface of the side 108. It is clear from this figure that rotation of about 100 degrees more downward and around a fold 110 will leave the flange 104 extending downwardly adjacent the inside surface of the end of the right-hand side 82.

FIG. 13 shows the legs 106 and 108 rotated downwardly and inwardly of the sides 82. The dotted line representation shows the leg 126 bent around a score line 110, which score line is the second from the left as shown in FIG. 9.

The inner box part 80, as thus assembled, is self-interlocking with sides comprising two plies having flanges 102 and 104 secured between the plies and against the ends of the inside plies 106 and 108. Because of the inherent strength and stiffness of hard'surface paper, or bristol board, or the like, the inner box part is capable of maintaining its shape. The assembly is further strengthened by engagement with other shipper display parts, such as the sleeve 72 and the panels 30 and 45 of the carton 20, FIG. 1.

Boxed article assembly The inner box part 80, as formed above to have a crosssection such as shown in FIG. 13, cooperates with a floor mat in the following manner. A specific floor mat for which this inner box part is designed is fabricated from polyvinyl chloride in extruding and embossing and cutting operations in suitable end product configuration and being made in clear or transparent or translucent colors. Such floor mats have use in a variety of present-day vehicles. These floor mats further have an inherent resilience when rolled in loose-outer-lays roll. Accordingly the mats, as rolled, will have spring back upon being compressed. This inherent characteristic of the polyvinyl chloride floor mats is of utility in this invention in additionally providing slip-friction forces to retain the inner box part 80 in predetermined position with respect to the outer box part 70.

The frictional engagement of the article 28, such as a floor mat within the display carton 25, conveniently permits of display of articles in different positions than those illustrated in the several figures of the above-described drawings. For example, the article of FIG. 7 can be displayed on its side with one of the sides 72 of the outer box part 70 engaging a shelf or a rack, or the like. Accordingly the sleeve 90 used for shipping for such type display need not comprise an essential element to a shipper display which is ,to be horizontal in end use. However, in such use the frictional characteristics of the parts 70 and 80 with respect to each other, and further with respect to the floor mat 28, is an additional attribute of the present invention.

For maximum rigidity of the above described shipper display the several ends and score lines of parts are not overlaid with each other. By way of example, the ends secured together by tapes 32 and 46, FIG. 1, are preferably not coincident in assembly, FIG. 2. Likewise the score line 73 of the cover 70, FIG. 14, preferably overlies the side 82 of the inner box part 80 opposite the side 82 having the score line 110 of the inner box part 80, FIG. 13.

While We have shown and described in detail a preferred and an alternate embodiment of the invention and a preferred inner box part of triangular cross-section and including frictionaliy fitted parts for affording convenient display instantly and inherently upon disassembly of one shipper. carton part with another, obviously other modifications and adaptations of the invention will occur to others skilled in the art. For this reason, this in vention should not be limited to the specific details of construction and arrangement of parts hereinabove disclosed, but in view of all reasonable modifications thereof within the spirit and scope of the following claims.

We claim:

1. A shipper display comprising a carton portion having 'a hexagonal perimetrical wall adapted for retaining a plurality of boxes and an open end, a closure end attached :to said wall at the other end of said carton portion, a plurality of boxes shaped and retained collectively by said wall adjacent each other, to form a hexagonal perimet-rical shape fitting said perimetrical wall of said carton portion and abutting said closure end, each box comprising a triangularly-shaped cross-section first box portion for receiving and containing goods and having an open side portion, and a second closure box portion formed as a similarly triangularly-shaped sleeve carried by said first box portion and being relatively movable with relationship to said open side thereof, and a spacer cooperable with both said box portions and said closure end for maintaining said box in partially open position for displaying the goods in each box adjacent and exterior .of the open end of said carton portion.

2. A shipper display comprising a carton portion having a hexagonal perimetrical wall adapted for retaining a plurality of boxes and an open end, said open end of said carton portion being formed integrally with said panel portions and bent downwardly within said carton portion, a closure end attached to said Wall at the other end of said carton portions, a plurality of boxes shaped and retained collectively by said wall adjacent each other, to form a hexagonal perimetrical shape fitting said perimetrical wall of said carton portion and abutting said closure end, each box comprising a triangularly-shaped cross-section first box portion for receiving and containing goods and having an open side portion, and a second closure box portion formed as a similarly triangularlyshaped sleeve carried by said first box portion and being relatively movable with relationship to said open side thereof, and a spacer cooperable with both said 'box portions and said closure end for maintaining said box in partially open position for displaying the goods in each box adjacent and exterior of the open end of said carton portion.

3. A shipper display comprising a carton portion having hexagonally arranged rectangular panel portions forming a perimetrical wall adapted for retaining a plurality of boxes and an upper open end, said open end of said carton portion being formed integrally with said panel portions and bent downwardly within said carton portion, a lower closure end attached to said wall at the bottom end of said carton portion, a plurality of boxes shaped and retained collectively by said wall adjacent each other, to form a hexagonal perimetrical shape fitting said perimetrical wall of said carton portion and abutting said closure end, each box comprising a generally triangularlyshaped cross-section first box portion having closed sides and ends for containing goods and having an open side portion for receiving same, and a second closure box portion formed as a similarly triangularly-shaped sleeve carried by said first box portion and being relatively movable with relationship to said open side thereof, and a frictionally retained spacer within an end of said second closure box portion cooperable with both said box portions and said closure end for maintaining said box in partially open position for displaying the goods in each box adjacent and exterior of the open end of said carton portion.

4. A shipper display for individual goods of a kind having compressed and expanded condition characteristics comprising, a box including a first box part having an open portion for receiving and side portions for containing the goods, and a second box closure part carried by said first box part and being relatively movable with relationship thereto .to an open position for displaying the goods in said box, each said box portion being engaged by the goods in a partially expanded condition thereof to frictionally maintain said box portions in both partially open and closed positions of said box.

5. A shipper display for individual goods comprising, a box including a first box part of generally triangular cross-sectional configuration having an open side portion for receiving and solid side portions for containing goods, and a second box closure partof similar triangular cross sectional configuration carried by said first box part and being relatively movable with relationship thereto to an open position for displaying the goods in said box, each said box portion being engaged by the goods in a partially expanded condition thereof to frictionally maintain said box portions in both partially open and closed positions of said box.

6. A shipper display for individual goods comprising, a box including a first box part of generally triangular cross-sectional configuration having an open side portion for receiving and solid side portions for containing goods, and a second box closure part of similar triangular crosssectional configiration carried bysaid first box part and being relatively movable with relationship thereto to an open position for displaying the goods in said box, and

said box portions being further frictionally engageable with each other to maintain partially open and closed positions of said box, each said box portion being engaged by the goods in a partially expanded condition thereof to frictionally maintain said box portions in both partially open and closed positions of said box.

7. A shipper display for individual goods fabricated from paper of a kind having compressed and expanded condition characteristics comprising, a box including a first box part having an open portion for receiving and side and end portions for containing goods, said first box part being formed of a single piece of sheet material, said material being folded upon itself in at least two plies at each side and end of said first box part for strengthening said box, and a second box closure part carried by said first box part and being relatively movable With relationship thereto to an open position for displaying the goods in said box, each said box portion being engaged by the goods in a partially expanded condition thereof to frictionally maintain said box portions in both partially open and closed positions of said box.

8. A shipper display for individual goods such as a loosely rolled-up polyvinyl-chloride automobile floor mat and the like having compressed and expanded condition characteristics, said shipper display comprising a box including a first box part having an open portion for re ceiving and side and end portions for containing the floor mat, and a second box closure part slip-frictionally fit upon said first box part and being relatively movable with relationship thereto to an open position for displaying a rolled-up side edge of the fioor mat in said box, each said box portion being engaged by the outer layer of the rolled-up floor mat in a partially expanded condition thereof to frictionally maintain said box portions in both partially open and closed positions of said box.

9. A shipper display for individual goods such as a loosely rolled-up polyvinyl-chloride automobile floor mat and the like having compressed and expanded condition characteristics, said shipper display comprising a box including a first box part having an open portion for receiving and side and end portions for containing the floor mat, and a second box closure part carried by said first box part and being relatively movable with relationship thereto to an open position for displaying a rolled-up side edge of the floor mat in said box, each said box portion being engaged by the outer layer of the rolled-up floor mat in a partially expanded condition thereof to frictionally maintain said box portions in both partially open and closed positions of said box.

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THERON E. CONDO'N, Primary Examiner. WILLIAM T. DIXSON, JR., Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/758, 206/391, 229/110, 206/558
International ClassificationB65D77/04
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2577/043, B65D77/042
European ClassificationB65D77/04C1