Bill Ritchie's design work in Oregon
Michael Emory Collection
The passive and active sides of No. 72.
Legacy Mini Halfwood Press #72
Specifications: Made in 2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60072. Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inches in polycarbonate (the standard); overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, 12 lbs.; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods used are black walnut base with ipe inlay and cladding the steel, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar, baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual (with an excerpt from the out-of-print, Halfwood Press-The Story, now available as a Kindle book) and DVD.
Comment: A friend of Michael's called me and talked about a plan to incorporate printmaking in a coffeeshop! Michael is an artist who had early successes with his prints and he wanted to get back into making prints. The coffeeshop and printery idea suffered over the economic slump, but Michael got his press anyway. Unfortunately, we have lost contact with Michael - we would welcome a lead to recontact him.
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