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Publication numberUS2495385 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 24, 1950
Filing dateApr 29, 1948
Priority dateApr 29, 1948
Publication numberUS 2495385 A, US 2495385A, US-A-2495385, US2495385 A, US2495385A
InventorsPalmer Charles M
Original AssigneeSpeed Products Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket stapling machine
US 2495385 A
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Jan. 24, 195o c, M. P'ALMR 2,495,385

l POCKET STAPLING MACHINE Filed April 29, 1948 B vw INVENTOR.

f5 AM Jan. 24, 195o C. M. PALMR y 2,495,385

POCKET STAPLING MACHINE Filed April 29, 1948 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Jan. 24, 195o C, M, PALMER '2,495,385

POCKET STAPLING MACHINE Filed April 29,1948 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 IN V EN TOR.

Patented Jan. 24, 1950 UPNTED :STATES PATENT VVOjF-FN11?.

BOEET-:SIAPLING `Charles .Bahnen Washington, ,D. il., .assignor "to .Speed Products Company, Inc., LNeW York, N. .Y .a corporation of vvNevv' York Ampnatinnmrilil), 194.8,"*Serial No 245011 "I9 Claims.

iEhe :subject .matter of .this invention .is ranadvantageously :eiective and `simplifledfbut :serviceable fstapling machine .featuring .as one .object the .utilization of A,a .novelstapledrivenin .the .orm of la one l.piece swiv-.eled .bar -preferably although notenecessar-ily.snlostaritiallgI .coextensive -with..the length .of .the `staple .carrying magazine .and adapted .when Vdesired .to Jae ,bodily .but vquickly detached .therefrom `to .permit and A.prompt access -to .the inside aces of 'the-magazine and to .the .s tapleguideway .thereof .upon withdrawal of the staple follower.outofthe.nrxagazine` More speciticallyone @principal .@feature of the improved stapling machine according -to .my invention is predicated -upon guide Vmeans .at .the rear V.part .of the magazine :constituting guide v.channels with spaced ...flanges .inwardly .orerhanging .the sides ofthe magazine for linearly directing channeled shaped bearing .means upon y.which .a one .piece staple .driver is appropriately .swiveled to permit rotation of the latter in ,a direction towards .or away from the staple guidewaynt .the 'front part of the magazine. Another lprinci-.pal v.feature is concerned -.with-.e1ective1y.but .removablyanchoring .the .channel .shapedbearing '.onithe .magazine by disengageable .and complementary detent means .associated .with the magazine, .the bearng,.and .with .the-guidameans. kpri-mary purposeV of the inventionis tomount .the.,driv.er on arelatively .thin .but strong hannel shaped .hearing adapted .to .be .quickly .thrust yinto .an interlocking rlout secured relation .with 'the magazine to .thereatter permit the .one .piece driver ,-to be swiveled or rotated relative to .both .the .bearing and .magazine .to..be in yfull.superimposed relation with the magazine for positioning of .a depending '.blade rportionof the .driver'in alinementewith the staple guideway at .the `liront part .of .the magazine Iwhereby .upon displacement .of the .forward I.part .of the Jdriver .downwardly .relative to the 'hearing tand towards .the .magazine .the blade portion `thereof enters vthe ...guideway and drives the staple .therein .out .of .the magazine @and .onto a elinching anvil. .Another i purpose 4.of .the .in-

ventionisjtperm'it .when desired prompt alnlockf ing .o'f the bearing rombo'th the .magazine and guide .means 'to .provide for .complete A.disassociation of 'the driving means ,from 'the magazine. Another ohjject'fis concerned .with vfthe Vprovision of a novel stapling .machine `wherein .the .staple driving means is carried by alhearing .sustaining thestaple iollower. Aurlther obgieot Lis .realized in the :provision .of .a .one ,piece bar L:constituting the driving means or expelling `a staple .from

the.magaz'ine and sewing asfajhandle'to .facilitate u attaching for .detaching .the bearing yto and .from the magazine. Another important object pom-f prehends the utilization ofsupplementarydocking means .to .preclude zaccidental disassociation"of companion -hut .separate `detent vanca-ns :.for ,re- :nova-bly ioclsng :the .bearing vor carriage to .the magazine. -Other .important )features and .functional V,and,structural vadvantages of the invention will appear y.from :the .iollowing detailed `speci-- cation .taken ywith fthe accompanying ldrawings wherein:

.-Fig. l ,is -a perspective view Vcoi lthe staplingymachine according to one embodiment .of my iin* yention illustrating the .bearing which rotatably carries .the one piece Adriver detached ,from .the magazine.

F.ig. .1a. is .a :transverse sectional view on .the line .I-a-I kof Eig. .1 .illustrating :the guide `openings ,for receiving the bearing.

.'Eig. .1b .fis a :transverse .sectional view .on .the :line .ll1..lby illustrating Y.theolset .shoulders or margins of the hearing.

Fig. .2.is a longitudinal and .vertical .sectional viewoiEig. .1 lieuizeverv showing the .bearingiocked on .the .magazine .and .the one :piece driver .in .ful-l superimposed and operative relation therewith with .the depending reciprocable blade rthereof .in allinement .with.thestapleguideway and .awaiting to .drivea staple therefrom.

:3 is .aside `elevational .View of .1 .but with the driver locked .on .the magazine .but swiveledor rotated .toaoverhang .the latter.

.Fig .3A is .a .View .takenon/.the line iA-3A foi Fie. .3.

Fig. 4 is.a.transversesectional uiewfon the .line d--A of Fig.

.5 is-a .fragmentary .and .enlarged perspectivewiewo .the magazine.

Fig. `6 .is .an inverted perspective ,View of :the magazine .to illustrate .the .swiveled anvil.

Fig. .'l is an enlarged perspective .View .of .the channeled hearing.

Figs is .an enlargedsectional view taken .approximately on the :line B- of Fig. 4.

Fig. .9 iis .a view asimilar to Fig. .8 .however .illustrating the cooperating detents of the primary and secondary .locking .means in .alignment 9A 'is a ,perspective view .of a slightlymodied'bearing.

'TF-ig. r9B is a fragmentary .view `of Fig.2.but .with the hearing .,.of Fig. ,9B removablyloeked 'to .the rear .end of the magazine.

LFig. v9C.isan end .viewnf Fig. .9B.

lllig. IDT-is a perspective view. of 'the .pocket staplngmac'hine according to .the orm Shown .in

Fig. 2 but without an anvil and illustrating the driver slotted to provide for both linear and rotational displacement thereof relative to the bearmg.

Fig. 11 is a View similar to Fig. 10 showing in dash and dot lines the driver slidably pulled rearwardly to clear the stops and in full lines swung laterally of the magazine.

Fig. 12 is a sectional view on the line I2-I2 of Fig. 10.

Fig. 13 is a side elevational view of a stapling machine according to the invention wherein the guide rod for the follower is. permanently carried by the bearing and wherein the rotatable and reciprocable driver is swiveled rearwardly to overhang the magazine.

Fig. 14 is a longitudinal sectional view of Fig. I3 showing the staple driver in an operative position to eject staples from the magazine and also exhibiting certain parts on a larger scale to advantageously illustrate the primary and secondary locking means.

' Fig. 14A is an end View of Fig. 14.

Fig. 15 is a perspective view of the magazine shown in Fig. 13 however completely empty.

Fig. 16 is a perspective View showing the driver of Fig. 13 swiveled to the rear of the bearing which non-rotatably and xedly carries the guide rod for the slidable pusher or follower.

' Fig. 16A is an end View of the follower or pusher taken on the line IGA-IBA of Fig. 16, and

Fig. 17 is a perspective view of a slightly modified detachable bearing.

Illutrative of rthe embodiments disclosed, the stapling machine SM comprises magazine M for housing a strip of inverted U-shaped staples S, the bearing or support B, 'the one piece driver or bar D, the staple pusher or follower F, and the sheath or guide G.

The magazine is a one piece shell of suitable sheetmetal having bottom wall I for directly supporting the spaced legs of the staple strip, the upstanding side walls Il for guiding the staples towards guideway I2, and inwardly overhanging flanges I3 which it is important to observe have the dual purpose of preventing admission of staples into the magazine through the open top thereof and also serve to prevent displacement of the staple strip after having been admitted into the magazine through the open rear end I4 (Figs. l and 6) of the magazine.

The foremost staple of the strip is projected into the staple guideway I2 by spaced forwardly extending `legs I of the staple pusher or follower F having depending perforated ears I3 slidably guided on rod I1 xedly carrying at its rear end block I8 against which the rear end of the normally expanded coiled spring I9 bears. This spring surrounds vrod I'I and also abuts the rear ear I6 to urge the follower constantly in a direction towardsraceway I2 constituted by the upwardly extending tongue 20 and the U-shaped sheath 2| having its front wall 22 appropriately spaced from tongue 20 and having its sides 23 xedly anchored to the side walls I I of the magazine.

Of importance are the transversely spaced but aligned and upwardly extending projections or detents 24 struck out of the inwardly overhanging 'anges I3 of the magazine.

Slightly oiset butto the rear of the lower aligned detents 24 are the upper aligned and depending projections or detents 25 struck out of the `spaced flanges 26 of the guide G.' Flanges-Z are'above and spaced from flanges I3 of the magazine to dene therewith spaced rectilinear gaps 2'I (Fig. la). Flanges 26 are bent inwardly from sides 28 of the guide G and these sides straddle and are against the upstanding sides II of the 5 magazine having its bottom wall I0 secured to the bottom wall 29 of guide Gr by the spaced rivets 30.

Effectively interlocking with aligned detents 24 of the magazine are the wallsof the transversely aligned indentations 3l formed by upwardly projecting detents or projections 32 struck out of the rectilinear bearing or plate B provided with the central boss or seat 33 extending above the elevation of the margins or shoulders 34 which embody projections 32, the arrangement being such that shoulders 34 may be quickly set between the vertically spaced flanges I3 and 26 into the aligned guide gaps 21 whereby the bearing B may be bodily slid towards the front of the magazine. On such displacement spaced detents 32 of the sheet metal bearing B snap slightly by the downwardly projecting detents 25 of guide G to also interlock with or snap into the upwardly projectingdetents 24 on the magazine (Fig. 8). By this arrangement primary and supplementary locking means are provided, the primary locking means being constituted by the complementary and separable detents 24 and 32 while the supplementary locking means may be said to be characterized by the cooperating detents 25 and 32, detents 25 also frictionally bearing against projections 32 and serving to prevent accidental disengagement ofthe primary locking means.

As illustrated in Fig. 8 detent 25 is out of alignment with detents 24 and 32. These detents of course may be in alignment as illustrated in Fig. 9. In either case the intervening detents are held disengageably interlocked with the detents of the magazine. In the form shown in Fig. 9 detent 25 frictionally bears against detent 32 and serves as supplementary means to maintain the lower cooperating detents 32" and 24 against accidental separation.

The staple driver D may be said to be a handle to facilitate shifting of the bearing B into and from its interlocked relation with the magazine M and guide G. Driver D is formed from the relatively hard and resilient one piece steel bar having theV horizontal rear or posterior portion 35, the intermediate inclined portion 3B, the depressed portion 31 and the forwardly arranged and depending Tshaped driving blade 38 adapted to be elevated above guards or stops 39 and into sheath 2l to be arranged over the forward staple of the staple strip S` (Fig. 2).

5 More particularly the rear rectilinear end 35 of the driver rests on the rectilinear boss 33 of the' bearing B and is at all times spaced from shoulders 34 0f the latter. Fulcrum pin 4l? appropriately upset, at its ends rotatably retains 60 end 35 against boss 33 and driver D is consequently swiveled relative to the bearing B or the latter may be swiveled in respect to the driver.

When the bearing B is interlocked with the magazine, it is effectively anchored against acci- 35 dental displacement and consequently the driver may be swiveled from its overhanging position shown in Fig. 3 about pin 43 to its staple driving position illustrated in'Fig. 2 where the slidably guided driving blade 38 if directed downwardly 70 upon application of manual pressure on the depressed portion 3'I drives or expels the staple from the guideway onto the clinching anvil A.

. In the position of the driver shown in Fig. 3, it may serve as a handle adapted to be grasped and 75 pulled outwardly. This action causes the interamamos mediate rdetentsfz tofsnaprover .aa-riduce .freeofthe cooperating interlocking detents .-25 and 121!r .and almost coincident with such disengagement v"the bearing .B is 'completely :withdrawn .from the magazine. .It :follows that .the T-shaped block .I'B xedlyfcarrying rod -L .may then vbe lifted from .alined .notches 4 i, :thus 4unlocking :from :the magazine and therefore :thefollower rod may y:be withdrawn through :the rear open `.end i4 of the magazine :carrying with .it Ythe .-staplefffollower F.

With-:the follower oripusherFout of the magazine and lthe :latter xAempty of staples lfull access may -Joe S'had :to ithe interior of the magazine to clean the latter of yaccumulated. Wads .of glue vat which time even the -fguideway l2 may now be .cleared-of clogged `or jammed staples or pieces thereof. JQfvcourseonce-the pusher F is removed and the interior of the maga-zine is clear ofintertference -due to ipieces of glue or fragments of staples, .a fnew :strip .of staples may be quickly Ainserted into the magazine :however through the rearlopening:Maonlyafter which rod I1 with .the slidable pusher F Tandfspring I9 thereon is Vrestored therein -and block I 8 locked by the walls of lnotches 4-I whereby eachfsucceeding foremost staple of thestrip fisalways urged in the raceway and under 'the driving .blade `38.

Having locked block I8 to the magazine filled witha-supplyfofstaples, the accessible front end SB =of the `bearing B Vis now inserted 'in the guide openings -2'1 (Fig. 11A) and .urged forwardly by pushing the driver 'D forwardly. This .action causes `the bearing to interlock with both the magazine and guide as previously pointed out. Therefore driver :D may be swung to arrange 'its vdriviing 'blade 38 towards the :near sheath i2! `at which time due =to loosenessfor play of .the rear end 35 on fulcrum pin 4H, .the 'blade 3B may .be conveniently lifted over guards .or ystops .39 into the guideway VI2'where itiis reciprocably guided to iexpel .the foremost staple after .which :upon release of themanualfdownward pressure onthe driver, '.the intermedial :portion-3B, .the depressed portion 2:31, :and the driving blade automatically retract :due .fto lthe linherent resiliency `oi 'the driver nto arrange the hlade just ab'ove .the :foremost lstaple although `it vshould i.be f'noted that downward displacement '.of fthe .blade is limited when shoulders 42 of the .driving blade -strike stops :or guards L39.

Blade 38 in fFig. 2 :may be lifted .out 'of Lth guideway -l2 to clear astops 9 after which vthe intermediate .portion V:Mi is actuated 'to 'swingthis driver rearwardly. Thereafter upon theiapplication of` an Youtwardly directed thrust on athedriver the bearing `becomes unlocked and Axfree fof the magazine.

If desired an elongated clearing :guide slot .45 (Fig. maybe provided'infthe driver tofpermit the latter-limited linear as well as rotational displacement whereby the driving rblade need not be lifted-over 4the stops-39. In this connection, -the driver `is bodily and linearly displaced ltowards pinAi! A(-notedash vand dotlines in Figli) -whereby blade 38 is lfree-of stops 39 after which l.it may be :swung .laterally vto -clear -the ymagazine preparatory fto -detaching the `bearing thereirom. :Gonversely .the `driver may `be set :over -the magazine in lthe vpositionshoyvn by the dot anddashlines-in Fig. 1.1 4and thereafter on .linearly-shifting thereof towards sheath .2-| .blade :38 moves between the vstops .-39 Yand into -the .-guidew-ayor Araceway-l above the foremost staple at which time the:rear.end=of slot .i4 .strikes `.the upsetfulcrum `pin 14B.

4Appropriately `svviyeledto .the bottom -wall sl 0 of the -imagazine the clinohing :ani/11A provided .withdetent 4.6 :adapted zo removably :snap into the opening tor sooleetffl in wall itl). Vwith thefanuil swungto oneside fof ethefmagazine, the stapling machine may .be @employed as fa ytanker.

In form according bto yFigs. 'r3-1.6 the ibearing :B' fis provided rwith'depending fears 50 and 5| having'alignfed square shaped @openings A52' (Fig. L7) through which a 4:correspondingly .shaped .rodg53 threaded. The rear end/.oiled 53 fis :upset to .-fmedly `anchor ythe `hearing 2B. thereto. iPusl-ierfF iis :slidaibly tand non-.rotatably Yguided on .rod .-53 l:in v.that depending Vlugs ftthereof embody correspondingly shapedfnon-.circular #openings 54.. .The normally expanded spring 4.9 :surrounds :the "square .shaped frod 53 Aand abats both thewbearingfB and ipusher Fcfor always .urging theflatter :forwardly 'The rearfde- .pending fear 51 partly `.closes 'the '.'rear rend .of the magazine. other aspects the formiaccording to .-'Figsl :1B to a6 .isalong :the dinos lof the form Shawna-in IRigs. 1-8 and yparts .zin Elige. '1B l`.to 16. .corresponding .to .similar parts iin Eiga :1 fto i8 haaieibeenl primed. fIfnyFig. i7 thefbearng is-along the bearingshown in Eig. .d4 and ,fportionsrintEig 11'7Acorresponding v'to -.similar parts iin Fig. 'MA have :been :raisedte the exponent' ma. With the hearingshown infFig. 17-applied tto .the magazine, endei would .fully close the .end 'of =the :maga- -zinelinthemanner illustrated in Eig.=9C wherein theendclosure-or-lugi (FigsQA) removably its guard to vfclose k.themagazine. fin .other aspects :the form :shown in fEig. d'1 fis :along `.the lines i exhibited vin Figs. .14 :and 126 rand fthev hearing in Figs. 9A, 9B and 9C is along the lines shown .in Figs. 1 .'7.

lnFig. .fl'li-rtheidriver .D iis above the :foremost staple -indahefraceway fand .is adapted zto be i de-v pressedito ej ect-.thastaple fontotheanvil.. :'Byiitte ing fthe-blade .above stops therdriver thereafter can 'be rot atedror swiveled .relative tobearllg B to the positionshownin rFig. F113. Subsequently an V.outward thrust .will :unlock :and disengage bearing B from -iboth 'themagazineaM andfguide G' 'andsince thasquarerod 5,3js xed torbearing B `:the .latterfspringdw fand pushersorfollowerF', will also be bodily withdrawn from the maga zine which may now be quickly supplied vziith a new staple .strip waiter VAwhich 'the pusher iis .again inserted .into 'the `:magazine to be i'n fback .of the staples sat which time .lips .314 of the bearing are .interposedrbetween anges'zl and flanges '26' .and pursuant ithereto .ia Tforwardly directed thrust ais applied to the driver. ByesuchL-'actionedetents 34 of the :bearing :snap .automatioallyiiinto 'engagement fwith :the @companion detente 121i and 25', thereby :holding ibe'aring 'iB' fagainst .accidental displacement. Driver D may-'nowbenfotatedrelative to thelbearingfforarranging fthe blade L"38' inline :with thestaple raceway oraguideway |32.

In :all :the :forms fdisclosed the driver lcan #be withdrawn ompletely 'from above Ythe vertical staple guidcwayuand thereafter rotatedeand -uti-l lize'dfas a handle for-'detaching and removing 2the bearing "from Sthe magazine and lin lthe embodiment-'according ito Figs. 313 itolli such action also completelymithdrawsthefstaple pusher, its guide rod, as wellLasthehelicoidalspring surrounding theslatter.

Preferably when fthe driver iis Iswung `rearwardly of'athe'bearing,:theiforwardlpolftionasfG inFigvs. 'l and i3 :and '1in .Eigsl'rthereoif `loec'omes Iuncovered `or fuliy .exposed toifaolita'te its threading between `:guide TG fand 'sthe 'magazine Eami for 1,5 strengthening vrpurposes .the 'fblade of fthe' 4driver (note for example Fig. is provided with a boss or rib 10 slidably and removably receivable and guided in the channel Il communicating with the staple raceway formed by the xed sheath 2| and the upstanding tongue 2D.

In the form illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3, the rear end of the bearing B extends above the alined openings 4I, and prevents withdrawal of the end plate or block I8 when the bearing is in a locked relation. In accordance with the embodiment shown in Figs. 13, 14 and 14A and as previously stated the rear end 5I serves in part as closure means for the rear end of the staple admitting opening I4.

However in all of the embodiments according to the invention herein the driver is a one piece metal bar adequately resilient and effectively swiveled on the bearing and adapted to be flexed downwardly relative thereto when locked preparatory to driving a staple out of the magazine and pursuant to such action and upon removal of finger pressure on the driver the latter automatically is elevated or retracted due to its own resiliency to arrange the driving blade again just above the foremost staple. In all the forms disclosed the driver is carried by the detachable bearing and in Figs. 13-15 may be said to permanently carry the staple follower and in each instant however the driver in fact may be considered as a swiveled handle to facilitate threading and locking the bearing or carriage B to the magazine. Of course when the driver is swung laterally or rearwardly of the magazine it also serves to facilitate detaching the bearing from the magazme.

By the present invention it is apparent that the herein stapling machine comprises relatively few parts each simple in structure and when such parts are assembled they constitute a relatively small yet simplified stapling machine conveniently adapted to be carried about by the user and in a small pocket of the latters clothing.

Various changes may be made in details of construction and arrangement of parts Without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof inherent therein.

I claim:

1. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway, bearing means, means disconnectably holding said bearing means on said magazine, driving means having a portion sustained by said bearing means and having a driving blade slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for ejecting 'the foremost staple of said strip out of said raceway, and means rotatably holding said portion on said bearing means.

2. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway, a bearing, means on said magazine and bearing for disconnectably holding said bearing means on said magazine, driving means having a portion sustained by said bearing and having a driving blade slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for ejecting the foremost staple of said strip out of said raceway, and means rotatably holding said portion on said bearing.

3. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway, a bearing, complementary locking means disconnectably holding said bearing means on said magazine, driving means having a portion sustained by said bearing and having a driving blade slidably and removably guided relative to saidracee way for ejecting the foremost staple of said strip out of said raceway, and means rotatably holding said portion on said bearing.

4. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway, a bearing, cooperative detent means disconnectably holding said bearing means on said magazine, driving means having a portion sustained by said bearing and having a driving blade slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for ejecting the foremost staple of said strip out of said raceway, and means movably holding said portion on said bearing for shifting said driving means laterally of said magazine.

5. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway, a bearing, primary locking means disconnectably holding said bearing means on said magazine, driving means having a portion sustained by said bearing and having a driving yblade slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for ejecting the foremost staple of said strip out of said raceway, means movably holding said portion on said bearing for shifting said driving means laterally of and to the rear of said magazine, and supplementary locking means to preclude accidental separation of said primary locking means.

6. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway and including spaced detents, a bearing having means removably interlocking with said detents, driving means having a portion mounted on said bearing and having a driving blade slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for ejecting the foremost staple of said strip out of said raceway, and means rotatably holding said portion on said bearing.

7. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway and embodying aligned flanges including spaced detents, a bearing having spaced detents removably interlocking with said first mentioned detents, driving means having a portion mounted on said bearing and having a driving blade slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for ejecting the foremost staple of said strip out of said raceway, and means rotatably holding said portion on said bearing.

8. In combination, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a vertical raceway for receiving the foremost staple of said strip, a plate mounted on said magazine, driving means in part superimposed on said plate and having a portion slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway, means detachably holding said plate on said magazine, and means rotatably sustaining said driving means on said plate.

9. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway and embodying aligned flanges including spaced upwardly projecting detents, guide means secured to said magazine and having depending detents, a bearing slidably interposed between said projecting and depending detents and detachably interlocking therewith, driving means comprising a one piece resilient bar having a relatively at rear portion seated on said bearing and having a depending driving blade at the front end thereof slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for ejecting the foremost staple of said strip therefrom, and means to swivel said rear portion on said bearing.

10. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway and .eg-teasers embodying aligned flanges including spaced up'-- wardly projecting detents, guide means: secured tosaid magazine and having depending detentsv spaced from and slightlyv to the-rearoff'said projecting detents, a bea-ring; slidably interposed between said projecting and depending-detents and' having means detachably interlocking therewith, driving means comprising. a,one piece slightly resilient bar having a vrelatively flat rear portion seated on said bearing and having a depending driving blade at the front end thereof slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for ejecting the foremost staple of said strip therefrom, and means rotatably holding said rear portion on said bearing.

11. In combination, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a vertical raceway for receiving the foremost staple of said strip, a plate having a boss and laterally extending shoulders disposed below said boss, driving means having a rear part seated on said boss and spaced from said shoulders and having a front depending portion slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway, means detachably holding said shoulders on said magazine, and means rotatably sustaining said rear par-t on said boss.

12. In combination, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a vertical raceway for receiving the foremost staple of said strip and including inwardly overhanging flanges, a plate having a boss and laterally extending shoulders below said boss, driving means having a rear part seated on said plate and spaced from said shoulders and having a front depending portion slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway, means rotatably sustaining said rear part of said boss, guide means straddling said magazine and having inwardly overhanging flanges, and detachable and cooperative locking means projecting from said shoulders and said flanges.

13. In combination, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a vertical raceway for receiving the foremost staple of said strip and including spaced stops, a plate having a boss and laterally extending shoulders below said boss, driving means comprising a one piece slightly resilient bar having a rear part seated on said boss and spaced from said shoulders and having a front depending portion slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway and including means cooperating with said stops to limit insertion therein into said raceway, means detachably holding said shoulders on said magazine, means rotatably sustaining said rear part on said boss, said bar having an intermediate part disposed above and along said magazine, said front depending portion adapted to be lifted out of said raceway and clear of said magazine whereby said driving means may be swung to the rear of said magazine to constitute a handle to facilitate disengagement of said shoulders from said magazine and the withdrawal of said plate therefrom.

14. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway and embodying aligned anges including spaced upwardly projecting detents and including spaced stops, guide means secured to Said magazine and having depending detents, a bearing slidably interposed between said projecting and depending detents and having means detachably interlocking therewith, driving means having a relatively flat rear portion provided with a slot and seated on said bearing and having a depending driving blade at the front end thereof slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for eject- 10 ing" the foremost staple off' said strip therefrom, and pin means retained against said rear portion and bearing and' extending through. said? slotand cooperating withthe walls. thereof to provide a slidabley and swing-able-eonnection to permit linear displacementl 01E-said drivingmeans towards ory away from said stops andi toz permit.

rotational" displacement of said drivingv means relative to said bearing.

15. In combination, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a vertical raceway for receiving the foremost staple of said strip, a plate, means detachably locking said plate at the rear part of said magazine, spring controlled staple follower means removably disposed within said magazine and permanently sustained by said plate, driving means comprising a one piece resilient bar substantially coextensive with the length of said magazine and having a rear flat part seated on said plate and embodying a front depending staple driving portion slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway, and

means rotatably sustaining said rear part on said plate.

16. In combination, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a vertical raceway for receiving the foremost staple of said strip, a plate having depending means, a rod ycarried by said depending means, means detachably locking said plate at the rear part of said magazine, spring controlled and slidable staple follower means removably disposed within said magazine and non-rotatably sustained by said rod, driving means comprising a one piece resilient bar substantially coextensive with the length of said magazine and having a rear flat part seated on said plate and embodying a front depending driving portion slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway, and means rotatably sustaining said rear part on said plate, said driv.- ing means adapted to be rotated relative to said plate to overhang said magazine and adapted to receive a rearwardly directed thrust for disabling said means detachably locking said plate and concomitantly withdraw said staple follower means from said magazine.

17. In combination, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a vertical raceway for receiving the foremost staple of said strip, a plate, means detachably locking said plate at the rear part of said magazine, driving means comprising a one piece resilient bar substantially coextensive with the length of said magazine and having a rear part seated on said plate and embodying a front depending driving portion slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway, means rotatably sustaining said rear part on said plate, said plate having depending means to obstruct the rear part of said magazine.

18. In astapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway and embodying aligned iianges including spaced upwardly projecting detents, guide means secured to said magazine and having depending detents in alignment with said projecting detents, a bearing slidably interposed between said projecting and depending detents and having detent means detachably engaging therewith, resilient driving means having a relatively hat rear portion seated on said bearing and having a depending staple driving blade at the front end thereof slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for ejecting the foremost staple of said strip therefrom, and means to swivel said rear portion on said bearing.

19. In a stapling machine, a magazine for housing a strip of staples and having a raceway and embodying aligned anges including spaced upwardly projecting detents, guide means secured to said magazine and having depending detents, a bearing slidably interposed between said projecting and depending detents and including detent means detachably interlocking with said aforementioned detents, driving means having a 12 relatively flat rear portion seated on said bearing and having a depending driving blade at the front end thereof slidably and removably guided relative to said raceway for ejecting the foremost staple of said strip therefrom, and means to swivel said rear portion on said bearing.

CHARLES M. FALL/IER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification227/128
International ClassificationB25C5/00, B25C5/02
Cooperative ClassificationB25C5/025, B25C5/0285
European ClassificationB25C5/02F3B, B25C5/02G