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Jan. 8, 1963
D. sows-ram
3,072,246
COMBINATION SHIPPING CONTAINER AND DISPLAY DEVICE
Filed Oct. 30, 1959
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INVENTUR.
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Jan. 8, 1963
D. GOLDSTEIN
3,072,246
COMBINATION SHIPPING CONTAINER AND DISPLAY DEVICE
Filed Oct. 30. 1959
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INVENTOR.
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Jan. 8, 1963
3,072,246
D. GOLDSTEIN
COMBINATION SHIPPING CONTAINER AND DISPLAY DEVICE
Filed Oct. 30, 1959
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INVENTOR.
By/ieaaa, Wm?’
Jan. 8, 1963
D. GOLDSTEIN
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Filed Oct. 30. 1959
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Fatented Jan. 8, 1953
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Other objects of the present invention will become
apparent upon reading the following speci?cation and re
AND DISPLAY DEVICE
ferring to the accompanying drawings, which form a ma
CQMEINATION SHIPPING CONTAINER
Daniel Goldstein, New York, N.Y., assignor to Schenley 5 terial part of this disclosure.
The invention accordingly consists in the features of
Industries, Inc, New York, N.Y., a corporation of
Delaware
construction, combinations of elements, and arrangements
Filed Oct. 30, 1959, Ser. No. 849,827
of parts, which will be exempli?ed in the construction
5 Claims. (Cl. 206—44)
hereinafter described, and of which the scope will be indi
cated by the appended claims.
This invention relates generally to a combination ship 10
In the drawings:
ping container and display device, and is especially con
‘FIG. 1 is a top perspective view showing an open
cerned with novel self—forrning and self-standing easels
shipping container and a cell structure therein including
for presenting an attractive advertising message and effec
a divider or separator panel constructed in accordance
tively prevent pilferage and theft. This is an improvement
with the teachings of the present invention;
over the type of combination container and display de 15
FIG. 2 is a plan view of the panel of FIG. I removed
vice shown and described in application Serial No.
from the assembly thereof;
523,301, ?led July 20, v1955.
FIG. 3 is a plan view showing a slightly modi?ed
While the present invention has been primarily de
divider panel constructed in accordance with the present
veloped and employed for use in conjunction with trans
invention;
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porting and displaying bottles, and will be illustrated and 20 FIG. 4 is a perspective view illustrating the divider
described hereinafter with particular reference thereto,
panel of FIG. 2 as an easel in its merchandise-displaying
it is appreciated that the various novel devices of the
condition;
instant invention are capable of many varied applications,
FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing the divider of
all of which are intended to be comprehended herein.
FIG. 3 in its easel or display condition;
For example, the combination shipping container and 25
FIG. 6 is a top perspective view showing an open
display device may be in conjunction with bottled goods
container including a cell ‘structure of dividers or separa
as well as goods in tubes, cans, boxes and jars, and for all
tors of one size and type constructed in accordance with
sizes thereof.
the teachings of the present invention;
It is a general object of the present invention to provide ‘
FIG. 7 is a plan View showing a divider of the cell
a combination shipping container and display device 30 structure of ‘FIG. 6 apart therefrom;
which is adapted for advantageous employment in at
FIG. ‘8 is a plan view showing another divider element
tractively displaying the contents of the shipping con
of the cell structure of FIG. 6 apart therefrom;
tainer, presenting advertising material in connection with
FIG. 9 is a plan view showing a slightly modi?ed
the displayed merchandise at the point of sale, and in sub
divider of the present invention;
stantially eliminating or reducing theft of the goods dis 35 FIG. 10 is a top perspective view illustrating the
played.
divider of FIG. 7 as an easel in its operative merchandise
It is another object of the present invention to provide
displaying condition;
a combination device of the type described wherein the
FIG. 11 is a perspective view illustrating the divider
separator or divider panels, protecting pads, and liner
of FIG. 8 as an easel in its display condition;
sections may be utilized for advertising and display pur 40
FIG. 12 is a perspective view illustrating the slightly
poses without sacri?ce of their protective functions in
modified embodiment of FIG. 9 as an easel in its display
transit.
condition;
It is a further object of the present invention to pro
FIG. 13 is a perspective view showing a further em
vide a combination container and display structure having
bodiment of a divider panel as an easel in merchandise
the advantageous characteristics mentioned in the preced 45 displaying condition;
ing paragraphs which may very quickly and easily be
FIG. 14 is an exploded perspective view of another
transformed from its original condition to accomplish
slightly modi?ed embodiment of the present invention
the merchandise display ‘and advertising function, even by
illustrating various parts of a shipping container;
unskilled persons and with little or no instructions.
FIG. 15 is a plan View showing a protecting pad of
the container of FIG. 14;
FIG. 16 is ‘a plan view showing a section of the
in such a manner as to deter and inhibit pilferage or steal
container liner ‘of FIG. ‘14; and
ing of the merchandise.
FIG. 17 is a perspective view showing a part of the
It is still another object of the invention to provide
pad of FIG. 15 in ‘display ‘condition associated with the
a combination device of the type described wherein a dis 55 goods for presenting an advertising message related to the
play may be formed from the container, as by punching
goods.
out and tearing, all Without the use of a knife or any other
While ‘the presently preferred material of the herein
cutting instrument.
after described container and cell structure is that of
It is still another object of the present invention to
corrugated cardboard, it is understood that any suitable
provide a combination shipping container and display de 60 material may be employed, as desired, without departing
The instant invention ‘further contemplates the pro
vision of ‘display material for association with merchandise
vice of the type described which includes one or more
panels of novel structure such as to be readily formed into
an easel or sign associated with the contained goods and
adapted to carry a related advertising message.
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I from the spirit and scope of the present invention.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, and
speci?cally to FIGS. 1, 3, and 5 thereof, an open box
or container is shown in FIG. 1, and there generally des
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ignated 20. Interiorly of the container 20, and partially
removed therefrom, is a cell structure, generally des
ignated 21, which may include a plurality of intersecting
dividers or separators 22, 23, and
Certain of the
dividers extend in one direction in parallel spaced relation
with respect to each other, while the remaining dividers
extend in a transverse direction in parallel spaced relation
with respect to each other and intersecting the ?rst-men
tioned dividers to de?ne a plurality of cells or enclosed
It is, of course appreciated that an opening is formed
in the divider panel 24 upon swinging of the ?ap 33 to
its position normal to the divider panel. That is, the
panel region previously occupied by the ?ap 33 is open.
If desired, the opposite face of the divider panel 24 (the
rearward face as seen in FIG. 5) may be provided with
a desired advertising message, and the bottles 36, or por
tions thereof, presented to view through the panel open
ings formed by outward swinging movement of the ?aps
spaces serving to protectively receive articles or" merchan 10 33.
In the embodiment of FIGS. 2 and 4, there is shown
dise during shipment. The dividers may be suitably slit
a divider panel 24a which is similar to the divider panel
or slotted for inter?tting engagement in the well-known
24, except that the U-shaped cuts or lines of weakening
manner.
31a, and the circular cuts or lines of weakening 32a are
A particular divider or separator 24 has been arbi
trarily selected to be shown for purposes of illustration 15 located in the laterally outermost lower panel regions 30a,
rather than in the laterally inner or medial regions 29
in FIGS. 3 and 5. The divider 24 may be a generally rec
tangular, substantially coplanar panel having generally
as in FIG. 3.
The interrupted cuts or weakened lines 31a are sever
horizontal, parallel lower and upper edges 25 and 26,
able to de?ne tabs or ?aps 330, as seen in FIG. 4, extend
respectively, and generally vertical side edges 27 extend
ing between the lower and upper edges. A plurality of 20 ing horizontally forward from the panel and located ad
jacent to opposite side edges thereof. Severance of the
slots 23 are formed extending inward or upward from
circular cuts 32a, of course, provides through openings
the lower panel edge 25 and terminating short of or spaced
or apertures seam the ?aps 33a for receiving the necks
from the upper panel edge 26. As illustrated, the slots
of bottles 36a in the same manner as the ?rst-described
28 extend in substantial parallelism with each other and
with the side panel edges 27, being equally spaced apart 25 embodiment. Of course, additional modi?cations of the
from next adjacent slots and the side edges, Thus, the
lower part of the panel 24 is subdivided into generally
?rst-described embodiment may be employed to those
panel side edge 27. The upper part of the panel 24 may
structure 21b partially removed therefrom, including a
provide a continuous area for the imprinting of adver
divider or separator 24!).
skilled in the art to satisfy different conditions and re
quirements.
rectangular regions of equal area, as at 29 each located
In the embodiment of FIGS. 6' and 8 is shown a ship
between an adjacent pair of slots 28, and as at 30, each
located between a laterally outer slot 28 and the adjacent 30 ping container, generally designated 20b having a cell
tising material, as demonstrated by the characters “ABC.”
.
The divider 24b is best seen in FIG. 8 as a generall
rectangular, substantially coplanar panel having hori
Formed in each or" the lower panel regions 29 may be
a generally U-shaped severance line, interrupted, cut, or 35 zontal lower and upper edges 25b and 26b, and generally
vertical side edges 27b extending between the lower and
otherwise weakened region, as at 31, having its bight
upper edges. A plurality of generally parallel slots 28‘b
portion lowermost adjacent to and spaced from the lower
extend inward or upward from the lower panel edge 25b
panel edge 25, and having its legs extending generally
toward and stop short of or spaced from the upper panel
upward toward the panel edge 26. Located in spaced re
lation within the U~shaped interrupted cut 31 is an inter 40 edge 26b. The slots 28b are preferably equally spaced
from each other and the side panel edges 27b to de?ne
rupted cut or weakened line 32, which may be of circular
a plurality of equal~area lower panel regions 2% be
or other closed con?guration.
tween adjacent slots, and 3% between each side edge 27b
Upon severance of the weakened line 31, the panel
and the adjacent slot 28b.
area therewithin, designated 33 may be swung out of the
Formed in each lower panel region 2% is a generally
plane of the panel, as about a fold line, score, or crease
U-shaped cut or line of weakening 31b, which has its
extending generally horizontally between the free, upper
lower, bight portion substantially spaced from the lower
ends of the U-shaped cut 31. In this condition, see FIG.
panel edge 25b and has the free ends of its legs extending
5, the panel area 33 de?nes a tab or flap extending away
upwardly, slightly beyond the slots 28b. A generally
from the panel at the fold line or crease 34 and disposed
horizontal fold line or score 34b may be formed extend
substantially horizontal or normal to the panel. The
ing between the free ends of each U-shaped cut 31b.
region bounded within the circular cut 32, see FIG. 3,
Within each U-shaped cut 31b is provided a generally
may be readily removed to de?ne a thorough opening
circular cut or line of weakening 32b. The cuts 31!;
or aperture 35 in the ?ap 33. The aperture 35 in each
and 32b, of course, correspond to the cuts 31 and 32
?ap 33 is of a size adapted to receive the neck of a bottle
36, see FIG. 5, but insu?icient to pass beyond the bottle 55 described hereinbefore, as do all correspondingly num
bered elements of the several modi?cations.
neck, so that the tab 33 engages with and rests on the
Further, divider panel 24b is formed in each of its
enlarged portion or shoulder of the associated bottle.
lower regions 2% below the U-shaped cut 31b with a
It will now be appreciated that the apertured tabs or
generally horizontal fold line or crease 40 extending to
?aps 33 in their forwardly extending, horizontally dis
posed relation of FIG. 5, serve to mount the divider panel 60 and terminating at the adjacent slots 28b. Viewed other
wise, the aligned fold lines or scores 40 may be consid
24 in generally upstanding relation on the bottles 36 for
attractively displaying the latter and visually presenting
ered as a single fold line or score extending laterally or
horizontally between the outer slots 23b and intersect
ing the medial slot 2812. In the lower portion of each
stantial vertical disposition of the panel 24 in its dis 65 region 2%, between the fold line 40 and lower edge
28b, there is formed an additional circular cut or weak
playing condition of FIG. 5, the ?ap apertures or open
ened line All.
ings 35 are located in spaced relation with respect to the
The operational employment of divider panel 2412 as
ends of the cut 31 and the score or fold line extending
a display in conjunction with the merchandise is illus
therebetween, such that the lower portion of the panel
region 29, beneath the ?ap, engages or bears against the 70 trated in FIG. 11. It is there seen that the U-shaped
cuts 31b have been severed and the panel material there
supporting bottle 36 when the panel is generally vertical.
within swung outward or forward to horizontal disposi
Thus, panel movement out of vertical disposition is ef
tion about the fold lines 345 to de?ne ?aps or tabs 33b;
fectively restrained by this bearing engagement of the
and, the circular cuts 32b have been severed to form‘
lower panel region, and by the resistance of fold line 34
to additional creasing.
75 through openings or apertures 35b in the tabs 33b. Fur
to observers the desired advertising material in conjunc—
tion with the merchandise.
In order to assure the sub
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ther, the lower portions of panel regions 29 have been
swung forward or upward about their fold lines 40 to
extend horizontally, forward therefrom and de?ne addi
tional ?aps or tabs 42 located in spaced facing relation
with and below respective flaps 33b. The circular cuts
41 have been severed to form through openings or aper
tures 43 in the ?aps 42, which apertures are in substan
intermediate the fold line 45 and panel edge 25d.
Formed in each of the panel regions 29d and 30d, be
tween the panel edge 25d and the fold lines 46 is a cir
cular cut or weakened line 47; and, an additional cir
cular cut or weakened line 48 may be formed in the
panel 24d between each of the cuts 47 and the panel edge
26d.
tial vertical alignment with the apertures 35b of ?aps
The panel regions bounded within the circular cuts
33b. The lower-?ap apertures 4311 may be of larger
41d, 47, and 43 may all be readily removed by sever
size than the upper-?ap apertures 35b, for purposes ap .10 ance of said cuts to respectively de?ne apertures 43d, 56,
pearing presently.
and 51. The portions of panel regions 29d and 30 be
t may be observed in FIG. 11 that the divider panel
tween the panel edge 25d and scores or fold lines 46
24b is associated with a pair of bottles 36b, with the
are foldable along the latter, and also along the fold line
neck of each bottle extending through a respective pair
45 to swing these portions into facing, underlying rela
of aligned flap apertures 4-3 and 35b. Further, the larger 15 tion with respect to the remainder of the panel, and
size of the lower-?ap aperture 43 enables the lower ?ap
speci?cally to respectively vertically align each aperture
to seat on the enlarged or shoulder portion of its rspec
tive bottle, while the upper neck portion is received in
43d with a respective aperture 50, see FIG. 10.
In
this condition, it is seen that the panel regions between
the fold lines 46 and 45 de?ne generally upstanding por
the upper-?ap aperture 35b, to effectively maintain the
panel 24b in an upstanding condition for prominently 20 tions advantageously adapted for displaying advertising
displaying its advertising material.
material. Further, the remainder of the panel 24d, say
FIGS. 9 and 12 show a divider panel 24c which is sub
stantially the same as the panel 24b of FIGS. 8 and 11,
except that there are only two slots 28c, instead of three
between the fold line 45 and edge 26d may provide a
platform for supporting additional merchandise or the
like.
slots 28b, and therefore only a single panel region 290 25
The panel 24d is associated with a plurality of bottles
instead of a pair of panel regions 2%. The divider
36d, each bottle having its neck extending upwardly
panel 24c is illustrated in inverted condition, as being
through a respective aligned pair of apertures 43d and 50,
indicative of its condition in the cell structure 21b of
or upwardly through a respective aperture 51. In this
FIG. 6. Thus, as seen in such ?gure, the panel 240
may, if desirable be in inter?tting relationship with the
panel 24b in the cell structure.
The single region 29c of divider panel 24c may be
manner, the panel 24d provides an attractive and util~
itarian platform supported by the merchandise itself,
namely the bottles 36d.
Of course, a single cell structure may include one or
formed ‘with a U'shaped cut or weakened line 316, corre
more of the hereinbefore described embodiments, as de~
sponding to the cuts 311), a circular cut or weakened line
sired.
320, corresponding to the out $212, a fold line or crease 35
Also in the embodiment of FIGS. 2 and 4, the opposite
iltlc, corresponding to the fold line or crease 4t), and an
face of panel 24a may be provided with the desired ad
additional circular cut or weakened line 410 correspond
vertising message, and portions of the bottle 36:: exposed
.ing to the cut 41.
on the opposite side of the panel through the panel open
In FIG. 12 is illustrated the condition of panel 240
with the circular cuts 32c and die severed to de?ne 40
ings formed by outward swinging of the ?aps 33a.
In FIG. 13 is shown another slightly modi?ed embodi
‘apertures 35c and 43c, respectively. Also, the cut 310
ment, which was mentioned hereinbefore, and wherein
has been severed to permit forward swinging movement
a divider panel 242 is formed with a pair of ?aps 331:
of the flap 33c about the fold line 340. The portion of
shown in their position swung out of the plane of the panel
region 290 between the fold line 4% and the panel edge
to extend generally normal to the panel. In this embodi
25c (the upper panel edge in FIG. 9) has been swung 45 ment, the ?aps 33s are swung rearward out of the plane of
forward about the fold line, and a bottle 36c engaged in
the panel 24c, and leave panel openings 59 in the regions
the aligned apertures 43c and 35c.
from which the ?aps were formed. The bottles 362 are
Of course, similar structures may be provided in the
located on the rearward side of the panel .242 ‘with their
outer regions 3% and 300 of FIGS. 8 and 9, either in
necks
extending upward through the ?aps 33s to support
addition to or in place of the structures provided in the 50 the panel in its upstanding, easel-forming displaying condi
inner regions 2% and 290.
tion for visual presentation of the advertising indicia.
Another slightly modi?ed divider panel 24d is shown
Also, the neck portions of the bottles or the bottle labels
in the cell structure 21b of FIG. 6, and illustrated in
are attractively visually presented through and framed
greater detail in FIGS. 7 and 10.
within the panel openings 51}, say to display a trade
The divider panel 24d is shown in FIG. 7 as being
mark or the like.
of generally rectangular, coplanar con?guration, having
FIG. 14 illustrates the several component parts of a
horizontal edges 25d and 26d, the former being upper
combination shipping container and display‘ device of the
and the latter lower as illustrated, and generally vertical
present invention, namely a carton or container 207‘, a
side edges 27d extending between the horizontal edges.
bottom protecting pad 52 adapted to rest on the bottom
A pair of slots 28d extend in parallelism inward or down
wall of and within the container, a liner 53‘ adapted to
ward from the edge 25d, terminating short of or spaced
extend interiorly about the side walls of the container, a
from the opposite edge 26:! to define a plurality of equal
cell structure 21]‘ adapted to be received in the container
area regions 29rd and 30d, the former lying between the
encompassed by the liner, and a top protecting pad 54
slots 28d and the latter between each of the side edges
65 adapted to overlie the cell structure within the container.
27d and the adjacent slot 28d.
The bottom protecting pad 52 is shown in detail in
A fold line, perforated line, or score 45 is formed in
FIG. 15 and is a generally rectangular sheet. having lower
the panel 24a’ extending laterally or horizontally between
and upper edges 55 and 56, and side edges 57 and 58
the side edges 27d and intersecting with the slots 28d.
extending between the lower and upper edges. An inter
The fold line or score 45 is located adjacent to the inner
rupted cut or line of weakening 59 extends parallel to the
ends of the slots 28d. Between the fold line or score 70 lower and upper edges 55 and 56 terminating at its op
45 and the panel edge 25d, there may extend a pair of
closely adjacent, horizontally extending fold lines or scores
posite ends at the side edges 57 and 58; and, an additional
interrupted cut or line of weakening 60 extends generally
46. This pair of fold lines 46 extends laterally or hori
parallel to the side edges 57‘ and 58 between the cut 59
zontally between the panel side edges 27d, and is spaced 75 and upper edge 56. Thus, the lower pad or panel 52 is
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2. A combination divider and theftproof display ac
cording to claim 1, said ?ap being located adjacent to
subdivided into three separable regions or sections of
generally rectangular con?guration, the largest being des
ignated 61, and the remaining sections being designated
one of said slots, said panel being formed with a fold
line extending between said ?ap and said one edge gen
erally parallel to and spaced from the latter to de?ne
of the region between said fold line and said one edge a
second ?ap swingable between the plane of said panel and
a position generally normal to said panel about the axis
62 and 63. The various letters applied to these sections,
of course, indicate the provision thereon of suitable ad
vertising matter. The smaller sections 62 and 63 are
separable from the remaining section 61, and from each
other ‘for use as advertising signs or cards. The larger
of said fold line, said second ?ap having an opening lo
‘section 61 is provided with a pair of laterally spaced,
generally U-shaped weakened portions or interrupted cuts 10 cated in substantial alignment with said ?rst-mentioned
opening with said ?rst and second ?aps in their positions
317‘, each having a laterally disposed fold line 34]‘ extend
normal to said panel, said second-?ap opening being
ing between its ends. Thus, the cuts 31]‘ are severable and
adapted to receive the neck of a bottle, whereby said
combine with the fold lines 34]‘ to de?ne ?aps 33f swing
panel is adapted to be mounted in elevated upstanding
able from the plane of the panel section 61 to a position
relation on a bottle with the neck thereof received in the
generally normal to the plane of the panel section. Also,
openings of said ?rst and second ?aps.
the ?aps 33]‘ are provided with generally circular, or other
3. A shipping container convertible to display the
closed-con?guration interrupted cuts 329‘ severable to de
shipped merchandise, comprising a protective enclosure
?ne apertures in the respective ?aps.
containing bottled goods in transit, and at least one pro
The easel-forming, displaying condition of the panel
section 61 is shown in FiG. 17, wherein the ilaps 33]‘ are 20 tective panel-like device removably disposed in said en
closure for protecting the bottled goods, said device having
swung forward, and bottles 36]’ arranged with their necks
advertising material imprinted thereon and being provided
extending upward through the ?aps to support the panel
‘with a mounting ?ap-de?ning provision having a remov
section in an elevated display condition. Here again, the
able opening-de?ning portion circumscribed within the
arrangement may be reversed by providing advertising
matter on the opposite face of the panel section 61, and 25 area thereof, said mounting ?ap-de?ning provision being
swingable into and out of the plane of said device whereby
exposing the bottles through the panel openings formed
on
removal of said device from said enclosure and re
by swinging movement of the flaps 33]‘.
moval of said portion, said provision may be swung out
The top protecting pad 54 may be substantially identical
of the plane of said device and engaged over the neck of
to the bottom protecting pad 52, except that it is not pro
said
bottled goods with the latter extending through the
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vided with interrupted cuts or weakened lines 59 and 69,
opening de?ned by said removed portion to mount and
so that it is of greater size in its easel-forming, display
entirely support said device on said bottled goods and’
thereby display said advertising material in proximity to
condition.
The liner 53 includes a plurality of generally rectangular
sections or panels 65 arranged in end-to-end relation and
said goods, said device including at least one slot extend
hingedly connected together, as by scores interrupted cuts 35 ing inwardly from one edge thereof and terminating short
of the opposite edge thereof for inter-?tting engagement
or fold lines 66, along which it may be severed to provide
with a companion similar device to de?ne a compart
four separate panels. One such panel is shown in FIG.
mented divider for said goods, said provision being de
16, and is provided with a pair of laterally spaced, general
?ned by a predetermined area of said device adjacent to
ly U-shaped interrupted cuts or weakened lines 31g, and a 40
said slot.
fold line or score 34g extending laterally between the ends
4. A combination protective panel for a container and
of each interrupted cut. Within the reg-ion bounded by
theftproof display comprising a generally rectangular
each cut 31g and foldline 34g is formed a circular or
panel adapted to have advertising‘ material imprinted
thereon, said panel having a plurality of slots extending
other closed-con?guration interrupted cut 32g, adapted
for removal to form apertures. Thus, the regions 33g are
inwardly from one edge and terminating short of the
swingable in the same manner as corresponding regions 45 opposite edge, a ?ap formed in said panel spaced from
described hereinbefore to form ?aps, for mounting the
said one edge thereof and swingable between the plane
panel 65 on a supporting bottle or‘ bottles.
of said panel and a position generally normal to said
It is, of course appreciated that the various structures
panel along an axis generally parallel to said one edge,
described hereinbefore are capable of wide variety in
said ?ap being formed with an opening adapted to re
size and shape, as for use with different-sized shipping 50 ceive a bottle neck, a second ?ap on said panel located
containers and containers of goods.
From the foregoing, it is seen that the present invention
beneath said ?rst mentioned ?ap when said panel is in
upstanding relation and swingable between the plane of
said panel and a position generally normal to said. panel
provides a structure for a combination shipping container
and merchandise display device which fully accomplishes
its intended objects, and is well adapted to meet practical
conditions of manufacture and use.
Although the present invention has been described in
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along an axis generally parallel to said ?rst mentioned
axis, said second ?ap being formed with an opening
adapted to receive a bottle neck, the opening of said sec
ond ?ap being of a size smaller than the enlarged portion
some ‘detail by way of illustration and example for pur
of a bottle so that said second ?ap is adapted to seat on
poses of clarity of understanding, it is understood that
the enlarged bottle portion, whereby said ?rst and second
certain changes and modi?cations may be made within the 60 ?aps are adapted when in a position normal to said panel
spirit of the invention and scope of the appended claims.
to receive through their openings the neck of the same
What is claimed is:
bottle with said second ?ap seated on the enlarged bottle
l. A combination divider for a container and theft
portion to mount said panel in elevated upstanding re—
proof display comprising a generally rectangular panel
lation of the bottle.
adapted to have advertising material imprinted thereon, 65 5. A combination divider for a container and theft
said panel having a plurality of slots extending inward
from one edge and terminating short of the opposite edge,
and a ?ap formed in said panel spaced from said one edge
thereof and swingable between the plane of said panel
and a position generally normal to said panel along an
axis generally parallel to said one edge, said ?ap being
proof display comprising a generally rectangular panel
adapted to have advertising material imprinted thereon,
said panel having a plurality of slots extending inwardly
from one edge and terminating short of the opposite edge,
and a ?ap formed in said panel spaced from said one
edge thereof and swingable between the plane of said
formed with an opening adapted to receive a bottle neck,
panel
and a position generally normal to said panel along
whereby said panel is adapted to be vmounted in upstanding
an axis generally parallel to said one edge, said ?ap being
relation on said bottle when said ?ap opening is engaged
75 formed with an opening adapted to receive a bottle neck,
about the bottle neck,
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whereby said panel is adapted to be mounted in upstand
ing relation on said bottle when said ?ap opening is
engaged about the bottle neck, said ?ap being formed of
1,598,857
1,822,007
1,871,598
2,126,461
2,138,361
the material of said panel to leave an opening there
through when said ?ap is swung to said position extend
ing generally normal to said panel, the opening thereby
2,252.235
2,466,636
2,837,216
de?ned providing visual access through said panel to a
bottle having its neck received in said ?ap opening.
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Paige ________________ __ June 3, 1958
Goldstein ____________ __ June 10, 1958
Paige ________________ __ June 24, 1958
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