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Publication numberUS1124375 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 12, 1915
Filing dateFeb 11, 1910
Priority dateFeb 11, 1910
Publication numberUS 1124375 A, US 1124375A, US-A-1124375, US1124375 A, US1124375A
InventorsHenry A Wise Wood
Original AssigneeWood Newspaper Mach Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding and stapling device.
US 1124375 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 12, 1915.

Application filed February 11, 1910. Serial No. 548,302.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HENRY A. Wise VVoon, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Folding'and stapling Device, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention is to provide an improvedfolding and stapling device in which the stapling can be done without requiring any particular manipulation of the product. 4

To thi end, the invention consists in combining with a folding mechanism, preferably a mechanism by which a fold is given to a number of collected sheets, of means for stapling the sheets together while the fold is being made.

One embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying two sheets of drawings whichshow in diagram enough of the mechansim to illustrate the operation thereof.

Figure 1 is a diagrammatic sectional elevation illustrating the parts. Fig. 2 is a partial sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a partial sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a partial view on an enlarged scale of some of the parts shown in Fig. 1, illustrating a different position thereof, and Fig. 5 is a partial view of some of the parts shown in Fig. 1 illustrating the delivery of the folded and stapled product.

Referring to the drawing and in detail, A designates a series of tapes upon which the collected sheets which are to be stapled are fed. These tapes pass around suitable pulleys and are driven so as to advance the collected product against a stop 11.

12 designates a power shaft of the mechanism.

13' designates a folder blade which is mounted on arms 1414 which are secured on a shaft 15 depending from which is an arm 16 which is connected by a link 17 to an eccentric strap 18 running on an eccentric 19 secured on said power shaft 12. By this mechanism, the folder or tucker blade will be operated to reciprocate vertically.

Mounted on a shaft 20 are arms 21 which have receiving heads 22 at their ends secured on which heads are spring clips or holders 23. Four receiving arms 21 are shown in the present instance. Also mount-' ed on the shaft. 20 is an arm 24 which connects by a link 25 to an eccentric strapf26 running on an eccentric 27 also secured on the power shaft 12. The receiving heads 22 and chps 23 of the arms 21 are arranged so that the folder blade 13 will drive and crease the collected sheets into the bite thereof, as shown in Fig. 4.

28 designates a shaft which is mounted in suitable brackets 29 secured to the framing of the machine. Extending from the shaft 28 is a number of stapling arms 30, two of said arms being shown in the present embodiment of the invention. Each of these arms has a head 31 at its end fitted in which is a plunger 32 held in retracted position by a spring 33. The plunger 32 is flat shaped and works in a slot in the head 31. The head 31 is provided with a catching hook 34 which on the upward movement of the head, is adapted to pick 011' a staple S from the end of a run-way R which has a lip 1' on which the staples hang; The run-way is provided with a slot or groovedown which the staples can be fed from any of the usual feeding mechanisms. Each arm is formed with a hub 35 from which projects a stud 36 journaled on which is a striking arm or hammer 37. An operating hub or cam 38 projects up from the bracket 29 and is arranged so that as the head descends, the rear end of the hammer 370 will engage said hub and force the hammer 37 down into the head 35, forcing downwardly the plunger 32 and driving the staple. On the upward movement of the head 31, the hammer will first clear the hub 38 so that on the upward movement, the catching lip 34 can take another staple from the lip r of the run-way.

The tucker or folder blade 14 is provided with small anvils or depressions 130 so arranged that as the staples are driven by the stapling heads 31', the points thereof will contact with these anvils and the legs of the staples will be set and turned. In general principle of operation, this stapling head is similar to that shown in patent granted to me September 1, 1908, No. 97,333.

Secured on the shaft 28 is an arm 39 which connects by a link 40 to one end of a link 41 pivoted on a fixed stud or shaft 42.

- stapling heads 31 will move upwardly out of the way and the arms 21 will swingfold line in the collected sheets and tucks the fold into the bite of the receiving heads...

22 and the spring clips 23,the stapling heads 31 will descend and powerfully engage the fold and drive the staples through the same,

the ends of the staples clenghing on the anvils on top of-the folder'or tucker blade 13.

As soon as this operation takes place, the

around forward and in between tape rollers .46 and 47. v Running around the tape rollers 46 is a setof tapes 48 whichrun arounddelivery rollers 49 and 50 and back to the tape rollers or pulleys 46. A second set of tapes 51 is arranged to run around the tape pulleys or rollers 47 and the delivery roller 50. Bythis arrangement, the stapled and doubled sheets will be carried into the bite of the tapes 48 and 51, as shown in Fig. 5, and then will be carried by these .tapes out between the delivery rollers 49 and 50, which rollers will act to set and crease the fold previously started and stapled.

A rotary delivery device D may be arranged below the delivery rollers 49 and 50 so that the stapled and folded products may be delivered-on to a set of delivery tapes 52 running around tape pulleys 53 from which they may be carried to any suitable part of the mechanism. By this arrangement, the

collected sheets may be stapled together as they are folded and the operation can take place very powerfully and accurately.

The mechanisms are very. accessible for the purposes of adjustments and repair. The eccentrics on the shaft'12 are timed to give the operations previously described. In place of using eccentrics, of course suitably designed cams can be employed to make the parts perform their functions to carry out the cycle of operation.

Many other arrangements may be devised for carrying out the principle of my invenwardly.-


tion without departing from the scope of the claims. forming part hereof.

ters-Patent is .1. In a machine for folding sheets includf .ingjin combination an oscillating folding blade, reciprocating folding jaws cooperating therewith to fold without cutting the sheets, meansfor moving said jaws upwardly to carry away the folded sheet, and.- a pair of rollers for receiving the folded sheet from the jaws when so moved up- 2. A folding and stapling device, having in combination means to. form a partial fold, a stapling device cooperating with said folding means to staple the partially folded product, and additional means forthere-'- after completing the fold. 3. A machine for foldin sheets including in combination an upwar ly movable foldi sheet from the jaws and completing the fold.

-4. Ihe combination of means for advancing a collected product, a reciprocating folding blade adapted to engage and start a fold line in the product, means adapted to co operate with the folding blade to staple the product after said fold line is started, and means for thereafter completing the fold.

5. A folding and stapling device, having in combination means to form a partial fold, a stapling device cooperating with said folding means to staple the partially folded product, a delivery mechanism and'conveying means efiective to complete the fold and to transfer the product to said delivery mechanism.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand, in the presence of two subscribing H. A. WISE WOOD.



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US2890044 *Mar 15, 1957Jun 9, 1959Lacy WisdomSheet folding and pleating machine
US4061327 *Mar 29, 1976Dec 6, 1977Hubert BlessingFolding apparatus
US4643705 *Jul 29, 1985Feb 17, 1987Xerox CorporationPositive drive knife folder
US5284466 *Jun 26, 1992Feb 8, 1994Motterstitch CompanyMethod and apparatus for fastening sheets of paper together with the aid of staples
US5364332 *Jul 1, 1993Nov 15, 1994Xerox CorporationSoft nip folder
US5989173 *Jul 23, 1997Nov 23, 1999Lugea; Jose M AMultifunctional manual folding machine
U.S. Classification493/385, 270/37, 493/449
Cooperative ClassificationB31B1/68