Patent Number: 6,332,742

Title: Wire binding machine

Abstract: A binding machine for binding together punched sheets of paper includes means for temporarily retaining a wire binding element, to allow punched sheets to be hung thereon, and means for closing the retained wire binding element so that the closed points come into the vicinity of the open roots, in which the wire binding element retaining means includes a flap and finger plate having projections or fingers. The flap is mounted for pivoted movement such that the plate is pivoted away from an equilibrium position by insertion of the binding element but returns to the equilibrium position thereafter, thus retaining the wire binding element in a generally horizontal orientation between the flaps and the fingers.

Inventors: Smith; Kevin (Haworth, West Yorshire, GB)

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International Classification: B42B 5/00 (20060101); B42B 5/10 (20060101); B42B 005/10 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018