Oil-cloths should always be displayed on a sample rack, and a small dealer with a small stock can do a large business in this way from the fact that every pattern represented is shown with the greatest ease. Without these facilities a salesman would be apt to consult his own taste and judgment as to what the customer would prefer, when if displayed on a rack as described, it is often the case that some pattern will be taken that had previously been considered dead property. It also helps the merchant to dispose of remnants at full price, if cleverly handled, as a customer cannot tell whether the sample represents five pieces or five yards. Breakage, which is very frequent in handling oil-cloths, is avoided, which is another point in favor of the rack.