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Publication numberUS2119511 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1938
Filing dateMar 24, 1937
Priority dateMar 30, 1936
Publication numberUS 2119511 A, US 2119511A, US-A-2119511, US2119511 A, US2119511A
InventorsEdward Perkins Albert
Original AssigneeEdward Perkins Albert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Binding of booklets, catalogues, or the like
US 2119511 A
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June '1, 1938. A; E. PERKINS 2,119,511

BINDING OF BOQKLETS, GATALOGUES, OR THE LIKE Filed March 24, 1937 WW? aw;

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BINDING OF BOOKLETS,

THE LIK Albert Edward Perkins, London, England SATALOGUE S, OR

-Application March 24, 1937, Serial No. 132,778 In Great Britain March 30, 1936 8 Claims.

This invention relates to the binding of booklets, catalogues and other publications on wire stitching machines and is more particularly concerned with saddle stitched booklets and the like.

In wire stitcher-feeding machines for inserting and stitching saddle-stitched work, sections of folded paper, hereinafter referred to as signatures, are placed on the stitching machine at a number of feeding stations, each of which is provided with a saddle bar for receiving the signatures, and a conveyor chain gathers the signatures together from each station and feeds the gathered signatures, with their covers, to a stitcher head where wire stitches are inserted through the backs of the booklets or the like thus formed.

Booklets and the like bound and s titched in this way have the disadvantage that the covers are liable to be torn off, since they are only secured by the wire stitching. 'One of the objects of the present invention is to overcome this disadvantage by applying a hot or cold a the back and/or sides of one or more dhesive to of the inserted signatures, and essentially the outer signature, when travelling or stationary on the-wire stitching machine and prior to the cover being laid on the gathered signatures, whereby the cover is adhesively secured automatically to the back of the outer signature in addition to being stitched thereto with wire stitches.

Although the primary object of the invention is to secure the cover to the outer section of the booklet more, securely than hitherto,

it will be clearly understood that each or any of the inserted signatures may be adhesively secured to one another in the same way before the wire stitching operation is effected.

In order that the inventiorrmay be better understood one particular embodiment thereof will now be. described with reference to the accompanying drawing, but it must be understood that the construction and arrangement of the embodiment illustrated may be many respects without departing from and scope of the invention.

In the drawing Figure 1 is a side parts, in varied in the spirit elevation showing the conveyor, feeding stations and a stitcher head of a wire stitching machine provided with adhesive applying means ac cording to the invention; and Figure 2 is a sectional view of a modified part of the adhesive applying means.

Referring to the drawing the machine comprises a plurality of saddle bars 2 for receiving the signatures 3 which are to be collected together and bound into book form and a conveyor chain 4 for collecting the signatures and conveying them to a device, indicated generally at 5, for applying adhesive to the back and/or sides of the outer signature and finally to head 5 where wire stitches are inserte a stitcher d through the backs of the booklets after the cover has been laid on. The adhesive applying device in its simplest form comprises a container 1 for the adhesive rigidly mounted above the conveyor chain 4 and provided with a roller'8 rotatably' :mounted in bearings in the walls of the container I and projecting through an aperture in the bottom of the container. The under side of the roller 8 lies in substantially the same horizontal plane as the upper edge of the saddle bar 510 2 or slightly below this plane so as to ensure that the back or folded edge of the signature contacts with the roller as it is slidden 01f the saddle bar. The roller 8 may be plain or may be grooved, as shown on an enlarged scale in Figure 2, whereby the sides as well as the backs of the signature 3 are coated with adhesive'as will be. clearly seen from the figure.

It is an essential feature of the invention that adhesive should be applied to the back and/or sides of the outer signature, that is the signature immediately adjacent the cover, so that an adhesive applying device 5 must necessarily be located between the last pair of saddle bars-2, that is to say between the saddle bar upon-whichim; the last signature is laid and that upon" which the cover is laid. In certain circumstances, however, it may be desirable for each of the inserted signatures to be adhesively secured together and in this case an adhesive applying device 5' must 13.30 be provided between each pair of saddle bars.

In operation the individual signatures, which are to be bound into book form, are placed on the saddle bars 2 from which they are removed onto the conveyor 4 by pusher members 9 carried by 2:35 the conveyor in known manner. The conveyor then carries the collected groups of signatures under the roller 8 which applies a coating of adhesive to the back and/or sides of the outer signature, as described above, whereupon the groupciio of signatures are carried past the last saddle'bar from which the cover of 'the booklet is removed by the pusher members of the conveyor onto the adhesively treated outer signature of the group. The complete booklet is then carried by the 0011-3545 veyor to'suitable stitcher mechanism 6 where the booklet is stitched with wire stitches in well known manner.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:- P

1. A wire stitching machine for saddle stitching booklets, catalogues and the like comprising a stitcher head, a plurality of signature feeding stations, a saddle bar at each feeding station upon which signatures are positioned; a saddle-' bar for a book cover between one of said saddle bars and said stitcher head, a conveyor chain running below said saddle bars, pusher members upon said chain engageable with the signatures upon the several saddle bars and conveying the Q gathered signatures and 'a cover therefor to said stitcher head to be stitched and means positioned between a signature. saddle bar and said cover saddle bar for applying an adhesive to the back of at least the outer signature of the book prior to the cover being laid thereupon and stitched to the collated signatures.

i 2 A wire stitching machine forsaddle stitching booklets, catalogues and the like comprising'a stitcher head, a plurality of signature feeding stations, a saddle bar at each feeding station upon which signatures are positioned, 'a conveyor chain running below said saddle bars, pusher members upon said chain engageable with the signatures upon the'several saddle bars and convey'ing the gathered signatures to said stitcher head to be stitched,;anda plurality ofmeans'positioned respectively between signature saddle I bars for applying adhesive to the backs of each of collated signature.

the signaturesprior to'the next succeedingsignature being laid thereupon and stitched'to the 3. A wire stitching machine for saddle stitching booklets, catalogues and the like comprising a stitcher head, a plurality of signature feeding stations," a saddle bar at each feeding station upon which signatures are positioned, a saddle bar for a book cover between one of said saddle bars and said stitcher head; 'a conveyor chain running below said. saddle bars, pusher members upon said'chain engageable with the signatures .iupon the several saddle, bars and conveying the gathered signatures and a cover thereforto said stitcher head tobestitch'ed and meansipos'tioned between a signature saddle bar and said cover saddle bar, said meansbeing so formed as to apply an adhesive .to the back and sides of at least the outer signature prior to the cover being laid thereupon and stitched to the collated signatures. r

'1 ,A wire stitching machine for saddle stitching booklets, catalogues and the like comprising a stitcher head, a plurality of signature feeding stations, a saddle bar at each feeding station upon which signatures are positioned, a saddle bar for a book cover between one of said saddle bars and 'said stitcher head, a conveyor chain running below said'saddle bar's; pusher members upon said running below said saddlebars, pusher members i,

chainengageable with the signatures upon the several saddle bars and conveying the gathered signatures and' a cover therefor to said stitcher head to be stitched, and a plurality of means positioned respectively between succeeding signature saddle bars and between the last of said saddle'bars and said 'cover saddle bar for applying adhesive to the back of all of saidsignatures as they are removed fromsaid saddle bar, and prior to the cover being laid upon the outermost signature and stitched to the collated signature.

'5'; A wire. stitching machine forsaddles'titching booklets, catalogues and the likecomprising a stitcher head, aplurality of signature feeding stations, a saddle bar-at ea'ch' feedingstation uponfwhich signatures are' po'sitioned'a saddle bar for a book cover between one of said saddle bars' and said stitcher head; a conveyor chain upon said chain engageable with the signatures upon the several saddlebars and conveying the gathered signatures and a cover therefor tofsaid stitcher headto be stitched, and a roller positioned between said signature saddle bars and said coversaddle bar, a container for adhesive having an aperture in the bottom thereof, said roller being mounted in said container and projecting through said aperture, whereby a coating of adhesive is applied to the back of the outer signature prior to the cover being laid thereupon and-stitched to the collated signatures.

6. 'A wire stitching machine for saddle stitching booklets, catalogues and the like comprising astitcher head, a plurality of signature feeding stations, a saddle bar at each feeding station,

upon which signatures are positioned, a saddle;

bar for a book cover between one of, said saddle bars and said stitcher head a conveyor chain 7 running below said saddlebars, pusher members upon said chain engageable with, the signatures upon the several saddle bars and conveying the 1 said cover saddle bar, a container for adhesive roller being mounted in said container and projecting through said aperture, whereby'a coating of adhesive is applied to the back and sides of the outer signature prior to the cover being laid thereupon and stitched to the collated signatures.

'7. A wire stitching machine for saddle stitching booklets, catalogues and the likecomprising stations, a saddle bar at each feeding station upon which signatures arepositioned, a saddle bar for a book cover between one of said saddle bars and said stitcher'head, a conveyor chain running below said saddle bars, pusher members upon said chain engageable withthe signatures gathered signatures and a cover therefor'torsaid stitcher head to be stitched, and a groovedroller positioned between said signature saddle bar and" 'having an aperture in the bottom thereof,rsaid.

'30 a stitcher head, a plurality'of signature feeding upon the several saddle bars and conveying the gathered signatures and a cover therefor to said stitcher head to be stitched, and a plurality of containers for adhesive, each having an aperture in the bottom thereof, said containers respectively being located between signature saddle bars,

and between the last of said signature saddle bars and said, cover saddle bar, a roller mounted in each container and projecting through theaper- I ture therein for applying adhesive to the backof each signature before the signatures are collated and prior to the cover being laid thereupon and stitched to the collated signatures.

8. A wire stitching machinefor saddle stitching booklets, catalogues and the like comprising,

a stitcher head, a plurality of signature feeding stations, a saddle bar at each feeding station upon 'which signatures are positioned, a saddle bar for a book cover between one of said saddle bars and said stitcher head, a conveyor chain' running 'below said saddle bars, pusher membersupon said chain engageable with the signatures upon the several saddle bars and conveying the gathered signatures and a cover therefor tolsaid stitcher head to be stitched, a plurality of containers for adhesive each havin-gan aperture'in the bottom thereof, said containers respectively being located between signature saddle bars and between the, last of said signature saddle bars and said cover saddle bar, and a grooved roller mounted in'each container projecting through the aperture therein for applying adhesive to the backand to a contiguous portion of the side of each signature.

ALBERTEDWARD PERKINS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4595187 *Jul 26, 1985Jun 17, 1986Xerox CorporationSaddle stapler accessory
US5028193 *Apr 26, 1989Jul 2, 1991Misicka James ASaddle-bound books, magazines and the like and process for manufacture same
US6328519 *Nov 1, 1999Dec 11, 2001Grapha-Holding AgMethod and device for producing printed products
US8011869Sep 8, 2008Sep 6, 2011Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.Method and assembly for binding a book with adhesive
Classifications
U.S. Classification412/33, 227/14, 118/238, 270/52.18, 227/99
International ClassificationB42C11/02, B42C11/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42C11/02
European ClassificationB42C11/02