Bill Ritchie design work in Wisconsin
Christopher Fraker Collection
The active and passive sides of No. 54. The accessory box is not included in this shot.
Bill Ritchie 's comment: Christopher sent a message to me from Georgia back when he was there, and ordered No. 54. At the time I made this entry, you could see a glimpse of Chris' and Lisa Fraker's drawing show, click here.
Mini Halfwood Press #54
Press specifications: 2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60054. Specifications: 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 cladding steel, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box (not shown) is poplar, baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felts, copper plate, test etching and print, 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.
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