Patent Number: 6,167,653

Title: Combination floral product and display container imprinted wrap around message sleeve on floral product and display container

Abstract: A rigid, hollow, bottomless container for transporting and displaying a seed ball which includes a sleeve extending about the container that allows printed indicia to be located on the exterior of the container. The container is comprised of a number of side walls integrally or separately formed and connected to form the container. Each side wall contains an upper and lower ridge on opposite ends of a central panel which define a channel extending around the exterior of the container. The sleeve is formed of a resilient material and is positioned about the container within the channel and allows an individual to display printed material on the exterior of the container, by printing directly on the sleeve, or by placing preprinted cards between the sleeve and the side wall that rest on the lower ridge of the side walls of the container. The container is able to contain a seed ball without the need for a bottom surface due to the frictional forces generated by a bag enclosing the seed ball and the interior surfaces of the passage extending through the container.

Inventors: Van den Kieboom; Jan M. (Greendale, WI)

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International Classification: B65D 85/52 (20060101); B65D 085/52 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018