US 1676156 A
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July 3, 1928.
E.' D. RADER' WIRE STITCHING FOLDING MACHINE Filed Deo. 8. 1922 l 18 Sheetfs-Sheet 1 NN. SQ.
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E. I. D. RADER WIRE'v s'TITcHIN v FOLDING MACHINE Filed Deo. e. 1922 flsjneets-Tsheet 5 IN VEN TUR Les-16,156
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E. D.,RADER f WIRE'STITCHING FOLDING MACHINE Filed Dec. 8. 1922 EAZBBadeP f- QQ QM bmw# w um* July 3, 1928.
E. D.*RADER WIRE STITCHING FOLDING MACHINE Filed Dec. a. 1922 1,8 Sheets-Sheet 7 www,
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' vE. D. RADER 1 VWIRE: STITGHING FOLDING MACHINE Filed Deo. 8. 1922 18 Sheets-Sheet 11 a aja b Wg, ATTORNEYS .I uly 3, 1928.
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ATTORNEYS July 3, 192s. 1,616,156
E. D. RADER WIRE STITCHING FOLDING MACHINE Filed 1166.6. 1922 18 sheets-Sheet 14 vJuly 3,1928.
E. D. RADER WIRE STITCHING FOLDING MACHINE Filed Dec. a. 1.922 y18,1snags- Sheet 15 INVENTOR Eariader .|:..D.RADER WIRE STITCHING- FOLDING MACHINE v'July 3, 192s.
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-E. D. RADER WIRE STITCHING FOLDING MACHINE Fn'ed Dec. a. 1922l y1a sheets-Sheet 18 fof l I 402 l INVENTOR Earl Rader- Patented July 3, 19728.
Y EARLD. RADER, oE-Ri'iDyEoRD,y NEW YORK, I
' 0E NEW YORIQN. Y., a ooRPoRATioNjoE NEW YORK.
.AssIGNoR'ro DEXTER EOLDERLCOMPANY,
i WIRE-VSTITGHINGFOLDING MACHINE f l Application ieafneceinber s, 1922. serial No. 605,742;
" The primary object of the ypresent invention is to produce an improved wirestitehing folding-machine in the form o f a portable self-contained finishingunit for binderies Wire stitching devices for stitching assemblages of sheets or signatures and mechanism Y for folding thestitched sheets or signatures.
The improved machinemaybe fed either fby handoiautomatically, and it may 'be operportable by Y' mounting it upon rollers, and
ated as an independent unit for fcQllating, stitching and folding, or it may ybe movedy intooperati-ve relation with anyfstandard jobbing, parallel, or double-16 kfolding machine to receive partiallyV folded signatures directly .fromV the folding machine andV assemble them in nat form Vwith'coveisheets or additional fourfpage signature sheets as ou'tsets,V and wire stitch and 'finally fold such assemblages. v l v y Y To facilitate the convenient placing of the improved machine to-receive ,the parti.` ally folded signaturesffrom 1 -standard fold- Ying machine, the improved machine ,islmade 'to stabilize and adjust the machine in its desired location it lis 'further' provided; with feet or lugs inthe form of screwpins, whereby the machine 4can be raised off of its rollers and firmly supportedV in ythe desired locationV jupon the screw pins or feet.. These screw pins or feet arevpreferably arranged adjacent to the rear, corners-and `front centre of the bottomi frame of the machine, which is further provided with spirit levelseXteiiding in transverse and ylongitudinal horizontal f Y planes, whereby the `machin e'fcan'f-be''leveled in two directions inthe desired location, l
In .the preferred forni off the improved Y wire stitching foldingvmachine or. bindery inishineV unit Iorovid'e van automatic sheet I. l b .7 Y Y a AfeedinoV machine incl-udiner a pile su- Jortinm ,C b i 5b `andelevatingl table and al suction separating and delivery devivce.. This automaticfeeder maybe used for feeding 'cover sheets 'for for auxiliary signature sheets or out s erts. ,j In' addition 'tov the automatic 4feeder for. cover sheets or. outserts the machine'A is providedv with the removable andlinterchan'geable Vfeed board land signature ,feedingattalchment Then the signature feeding attachment is v in place upon the machine it can be arranged to automatically feed signatures, Vfro'iri .aV
standard folding machine, or such signatures i v l n fing attachment is removed and the feed Thel improved machine includcs'feeding and collating devices` vfor sheets orsignatures,
board put in place, the 'partially folded signatures orsheetslmay be fed in flat form by handvljiThe,macliine'is thus equipped for y feeding signatureseither automatically or by handy with 'signaturef feeding attachment or by lian dalonewith :the ordinary feed board.
- tThe 'improved machine-is further .provided with an V`autoinatical'y controlled collating gauge and side registering joggers, by which cover sheets or c `iuts erts A are assembled Withfiatformsignatures o1' sheets andv then passed toL the wire stitching mechanisms The collating gaugey is under the control of trip lingers, which prevent thelifting of the gauge and theaction'of'the roller delivery in fthe absence of a ,sheetror signature from either source of supply. This-automatic `trip conti-ol alsofcontrols theV actionoffthc Yuitomatic cover or oiiftsert? feeder, sothat al f sheetwill `not be'fffed: from this-.automatic feeder; when theabsence of a sheetor signa- ,ture has been dete'ctedgby the tripping dewhereby vthe stitched rassemblages, Ofsheets or signatures are givenytheirfinal fold upon the `line of'stitching andV delivered toa pack# The improved -i fold mechanism-with an adjustable, gauge- "ing box-lor other suitable suport.v .The wire stitching ldevicesfare operated by'a suitab'lemr ,mechanism `having anA lautomatic clutch lwhichwis underV the controlof-a sheet-actuated trip so thatin the absence of an lassemblage ofjsheets heads will. not lbe operated--l f .f
fllie portable stitching fo ja rself-contained unit-j hav-ing itsown motor .and its own aiiypump forthe suction feeder, i yso that when thel machine isv moved to any l desired vlocationjinthe bindery it is only nec- 1.5- essai-y to connect up to the motor supply p X105 `wires witha source. of electriccurrent. v -i i 'Aside fronrthe; 'important use @of the l iniprovedrwire stitching folding machine asl a single fold stitehing'foldery'its great-'iml y i ijc'ungniachine' is or signatures, "the stitching-V 'y portance lies in its use for finishing the work of collating, stitching and folding signatures eit-her with or without covers. At the present time this work is usually performed upon standard VfoldingA machines by com-v pletely folding ,thesignatures of a desired number of pages, then separately folding the cover sheets, and finally inserting sig natures in the coverswby Vfirst opeiiingthese folded parts and placing them in inserted relation upon the saddleof aV stitching machine. This inserting work is most comymonly done by hand, but is in some cases `performed by automatic machinery. In
,In'order that theinventionmay be fully "understood rit will first be described with "chine;
Figure 5is a rear end view ofthe .iin-
freference tol the accompanying drawings andthe novelty afterwards pointed out more particularly vin the annexed claims.
`In said drawings: i
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved collating stitching folding machine; Figure 2 is a similar view of the same' taken from the V opposite side of the ina-v chine;
Figure and feeder for cover or outse-rt sheets;
of the improved machine;
' complete rplan vievvof the improved maproved ymachine Figure 6 isan lnal'seetional view *of the forward part of the improved `machine;
' Figurea' isa similar view. of part of the "nal sectional views of the suction separatoi` A Vandfeeder for cover or outsert sheets, the two views showing parts in shiftedposi-;
Vtion to illustrate the operat-ion of the niechasame'niechanism showing the shifted posi- ,tion of the automatic controlling devices;
Figures 7528 and 9 are detail views of one of theim'proved suction separating and `feeding devices for cover or outsert sheets; j lFigure 10 is a longitudinal sectional view,
takenV on the line 10-1O of Figure 3;
Figures 13 and 14 are detail sectionalk ele-4 vations of the pile elevating governor mechanism;
Figure 15 is an 3 is a plan view of the forward end of said machine, the feed boardbeing broken away to'show the suction separatorv mechanism illustrating particularly the sheet Figure 4 isa similar view ofthe rear part of the stitching foldingl machine; Figures Siand 4L taken togethe-r give a` Aenlarged vertical longifl tudinal sec-tional view of the vrear portion of the improvedmachine taken on the line 15-15 of Figure 4 and showing the stitching and final fold mechanism;
Figure 16 is ,asimilanview.y taken on the line 16-16 of Figure 4;
Figure 17 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of the packing box mechanism; Figure 18 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken on' the line 18-18 of Figure 1G; Figure 19 isa horizontal lsectional view taken on the line 19-19 `of Figure 17;
Figure 2O is a vertical transverse sectional view taken on the line20-20 of Figure 17 Figures 21 and 22 are enlarged detail sectional views illustrating the automatic clutch for controlling the operation of theV wire stitching mechanisms; y i Figures 23 and 24. are detail sectional viewsv of the sheet actuatedfcontroller for the collated sheet delivery and the suction cover feeder Figure 25 is avertica-l longitudinal lsec- I tional 'view ofthe forward portion of vthe actuated electric control of the driving motor Figures 30 and 31 are detail views of parts of said automatic control devices.`
The improved machine including feeding mechanisms, collating or assembling devices,
Y l stapling orv stitching mechanisms, a final enlarged vvertical longitudi- ,lustrated, a mainA horizontal base frame '1 supporting the upwardly projecting main side frames 2 and 3, which are suitably braced by the usual tierods and shafting upon which theoperative parts aremounted.
l rl`he base frame 1 is supported upon a plu- AFigures'll and 12 are vertical longitudii i lll rality of caster wheels 5 suitably mounted /at a plurality of. points, preferably adjacent tol two corners at one end ofthe machine and in the center at the opposite end of the 'm2QhiI1e ,VWth screw legs or fe'etcindicated