STITCHER WIRE WITH A BRUSH
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed is a one piece plastic molded brush assembly as shown in Figure 1 that is used to retain and guide loose loops of wire being fed from a horizontally oriented wire spool as formed, for example, in a stitcheristapler device in selected copying and printing machines. Brush bristles 4 lie across the face of the spool 1 from one rim to the other. A wire 2 slack loop, created by the spool coasting after a feed cycle, could fall from the spool and create a jam. The brush seals the rim of the spool without adding drag, which is critical to smooth reliable system operation. The bristles support the slack wire until the feed cycle uses it up.