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POLYGON STAPLE MAGAZINE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026032D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The capacity of a magazine for holding staples to be fed to a machine-mounted stapler is increased by using conventional sticks of staples mounted on a rotary frame of polygonal cross section. The figure shows one such hexagonal frame 2 in end elevation. The frame comprises two rotary plates spring biased apart to hold in place six sticks 4 of preformed staples. Associated with the stapler head 6 is a stripper finger 8 designed to insert itself under the lead end of each stick as the frame is rotated anti-clockwise as viewed. Continued rotation lifts the respective stick off the frame, and it slides along the inlet slide 10 of the staple head.