STAPLE JAM CLEARANCE LEVER
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In a stapling apparatus, staples frequently become jammed as they are being forced from the stapler into a set of copy sheets. It is highly desirable to be readily able to remove a jammed staple from the stapling apparatus. As shown in Figure 1, lever arm 10 is mounted pivotably on side plate 12 of stapler 14. When the operator depresses lever arm 10 in the direction of arrow 16, support 18 is retracted. This permits a jammed staple to be readily removed from the drive track or to be driven therefrom by moving plunger 20 through the track.