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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024179D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


Disclosed is an arrangment for applying a light, steady slipper force in an automatic stapler apparatus which includes a rotatable, cylindrical magazine adapted for indexing movement. As shown in the drawing, a stapler head 1 is mounted on a frame 2 in an inverted position to apply staples to a collected set 3 of sheets of copy paper. Drive means having an upwardly moving element 4 and a downwardly movable clamper/clincher 5 combine to produce separation of a staple from a staple stick 5 held in the stapler container 6, driving of the staple through the stack of sheets 3 and bending of the legs of the staple to complete the stapling operation. In order to replenish the staple container 6 with additional sticks of staples, there is provided a hollow, cylindrical magazine 7 mounted for rotation of the frame 2.