Bill Ritchie's design in Washington State
Sam Garriott Collection
Bill Ritchie's comment: Sam (for Samantha) Garriott Antonacci contacted me in November, 2008, and took delivery a couple months later - in 2009. She makes limited edition, small books and on her bookseller's web page (Click HERE) she included: "One of my first jobs here was working as a scrimshaw artist, and my art education really began there. My co-workers taught me a mixture of technique, perspective, art history, and the mythology of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Each of the drawings is representative of some quality of these mentors."
Legacy Mini Halfwood Press #41
Press specifications: Made in 2009. Number 41 of the 2004-2009 series of Legacy Mini Halfwood Press. Ipe, walnut, steel, brass. Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inches in polycarbonate; 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 are American black walnut with a mahogany hood with ipe cladding on the steel and hood-ends. The instrument box is poplar and baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, and User's Manual.
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