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Joseph Inch Collection
Pram Halfwood Press #125 owned by Joseph Inch, Long Beach, California
Pram Halfwood Press No. 125
Specifications: Made in 2015. Pram Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60125. Specifications: Rollers are 1.5 diameter, 6 and 5.5 inches long, top and bottom respectively. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17.5 inch polycarbonate (the standard) with steel rack; overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 14 lbs; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included two etching felts, user's manual, Allen wrenches with instructions if needed, a PressGhost flash drive with USB extension cable for connecting to a computer, and the press maker's book, "A Printmaker's Tale."
Comment: Joseph's son Joe saw the Pram Halfwood Press on Etsy, looking for a gift for his father's birthday. "He lost access to the etching studio he'd been using, so we think this press will help him get going again," said Joe Jr..
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