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Publication numberUS567742 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 15, 1896
Filing dateApr 29, 1896
Publication numberUS 567742 A, US 567742A, US-A-567742, US567742 A, US567742A
InventorsJules Victor Galicher
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 567,742, dated September 15, 1896.

A lication filed April 29,1896. Serial No. 589,532. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JULEs VIcToR GALI- CHER, a citizen of the French Republic, residing at Paris, France, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Machines for Gluing or Sizing Books and the Like, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a machine for applying glue or size to the backs of books, pamphlets, and the like after they have been cut, as well as to pads composed of single sheets.

The machine consist-s, essentially, of a sizing-roller mounted rotat-ively in a size-fountain and adapted to apply a coating of the liquid size, glue, or the like to the books or pads mounted on a movable carriage-frame which slides 011 a table, which latter is adapted to be tilted, as hereinafter specified. The details of the construction and the operation of the machine will be hereinafter described with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1 is a front elevation of the machine. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical section of the same in the plane indicated by line 2 2 in Fig. 4. Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical section of the same in the plane indicated by the line 3 3 in Fig. 2. Fig. 4. is a plan of the machine. Fig. 5 is a transverse section in the plane indicated by line 5 5 in Fig. 2.

A is the main frame of the machine, in which is rotatively mounted a sizing-roller B, which rotates in a suitable size-fountain C in the frame, said fountain containing the liquid size, glue, dsc. on the frame Ais mounted a bed or table D, furnished with guideways a a, in which is mounted to slide longitudinally of the machine a carriage-frame E, in which are placed the books 00, (shown in dotted lines,) to the backs of which the size is to be applied by the roller 13.

The table D has lugs or ears I) h at its sides, which turn on trunnions c c 011 the frame A, so that the table D may be turned to the tilted position indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1. The object of this mode of mounting the table is to afford access for filling the fountain O, examining and cleaning the roller B, (to. WVhen the table D is down in place,

it is secured by a hinged hook-arm cl, situated at its free end, the hook on said arm engaging-pulleys s ing a screw c in the main frame. The elevation of the bed D isregulated by a screw f, set in a lug on the main frame and taking under the table. The elevation and depression of the table regulate the extent to which the upper surface of the roller B. projects up through an opening 9 in the table D.

The carriage-frame E has in it a locking block I, which has mounted on its respective ends pinions 1', each provided with a crank or operating handle 70, and these pinions engage racks h at the respective ends of the carriage The block Z serves to lock the book or books a: in the carriage E, as in a chase. On one of its sides the frame E has a stop-guide m, adapted to be adjusted along a slot at in the side plate of the carriage E and fixed by a nut or screw when set. The books are set up to this stop-guide m and clamped laterally by the block Z.

The sizing-roller B has journals 0, one of which bears the usual tight and loose driv- The journals 0 rotate in boxes 19 in guideways in the main frame, be ing supported on springs g, which provide an elastic yielding support for the roller. The quantity of size taken up and applied to the books is regulated by a spring-scraper b of a well-known kind common in gum-applying machines.

.The fountain G is mounted 011 a platform F, which is guided on uprights t in the main frame and adapted to be raised or lowered at will by a screw .2 underneath the platform. This screw is adapted to be rotated by means of a bevel-wheel y on the screw and another bevel-wheel-v on the crank-shaft u, rotatively mounted in the frame. The fountain may be kept warm by means of a lamp G on the platform under the fountain. Any mode of heating the fountain or roller B may be employed, and the former may be set in a water-bath, as indicated in Fig. 2. This adjustment is to regulate the degree of immersion of the roller B, which latter may be of any suitable material.

The operation is as follows: The books to be sized are placed in the carriage E up to the stop on and clamped by the block I. The roller 13 being in motion, the carriage E is pushed forward in the direction of arrow j, and in passing over the roller B the size is applied to the backs of the books, which rest finally on a grid at, which rests on this part of the table D. 'I may say here that the carriage-frame E is simply a frame without a bottom, and that when the carriage is in position to receive the books the latter are placed backs down on the table D, as seen in Fig. 5, this portion of the table being solid, while the front end (see Figs. 2 and 4C) is hollowed out and contains the grid a. In passing over the yielding roller B the size is applied. In order to get at the fountain O and roller B for refilling, cleaning, &c., the table D is tilted on its trunnions or hinges to the position indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1, the hingin'g-point on the table being at some distance from its overhanging end, or near its.

middle, and at one edge of the frame A, so as to allow the table to tilt to the position shown.

Having thus described my invention, I claim- 1. In a machine for sizing books, pamphlets and the like, the combination with asuitable supporting-frame, of a tilting table mounted pivotally near the middle of its length on-said frame 'andat a point near one side thereof, a movable carriage to hold the books mounted to travel on said table, and means, mounted in the frame below said table, for applying the glue or size to the books on said moving carriage, substantially as set forth.

2. In a machine for applying size, glue, or the like to the backs of books, pamphlets, and the like, the combination with a suitable frame A, a tilting table D, mounted on said frame and provided with guideways a, and a carriage-frame E mounted in said guideways and provided with means for clamping the books placed therein, of a sizing-roller B, rotatively mounted in the frame A on yielding supports and projecting up through an aperture in the table D, and a size-fountain C, mounted in the frame under said roller B, substantially as set forth.

3. In a machine for sizing books, pamphlets and the like, the combination with the frame,

scribed for raising-and lowering the end of the table on the frame opposite-to the point where it is pivoted, as set forth.

In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


Witnesses: 7 V


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Cooperative ClassificationB42C9/0012, A43D11/00