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Shipping Package for Typewriter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047398D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Crowe, TW: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

In the box for shipping a typewriter shown in Fig. 1, the typewriter is bolted to a pallet from the top with the bottom threaded element (nut element) resting on a solid, cellular-plastic (foam) tray keyed to the pallet. Foam positioners bracket the typewriter carrier. A vacuum formed plastic (blister pack) cover surrounds the typewriter, and the vertical sides of a liner provide continuity to the top of the box. Fig. 2 shows the holding relationship between the liner and a bead formed around the outside of the blister pack. The bead extends entirely around the typewriter. The liner is positioned and thereby held in the channel between the bead and the body of the blister pack. Short, vertical extensions on opposide sides of the nut element enter matching grooves in the pallet.

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Shipping Package for Typewriter

In the box for shipping a typewriter shown in Fig. 1, the typewriter is bolted to a pallet from the top with the bottom threaded element (nut element) resting on a solid, cellular-plastic (foam) tray keyed to the pallet. Foam positioners bracket the typewriter carrier. A vacuum formed plastic (blister pack) cover surrounds the typewriter, and the vertical sides of a liner provide continuity to the top of the box. Fig. 2 shows the holding relationship between the liner and a bead formed around the outside of the blister pack. The bead extends entirely around the typewriter.

The liner is positioned and thereby held in the channel between the bead and the body of the blister pack. Short, vertical extensions on opposide sides of the nut element enter matching grooves in the pallet. The nut element is thereby keyed against rotation. The thumb screws are brought from the top and screwed into place without inverting the typewriter. The tray rests on a lower, foam-cushioning element (bottom cushion), as shown. When closed, the box engages both the top of the liner and the lower cushioning element so that the typewriter cannot move within the box.

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