Bill Ritchie Work in Washington State
Marvin Johnson Collection
Active and passive sides of Mini Halfwood Press No. 84
Mini Halfwood Press No. 84
Specifications: Made in 2011. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60084. Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inch 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 are American black walnut with a walnut hood with ipe cladding on the steel. Hood-ends and flat top are capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual and DVD plus the trial proof printed in the video (below).
Comment: Marvin had heard of the Ritchie name because he's an ardent follower of our mutual friend, C. T. Chew - the renowned stamp artist. Marvin has followed these art mediums for years. When he happened to see a Mini Halfwood Press at the home of Ali Fujino (Ali owns No. 51), he wanted one, too. He's been a printer in the past and now he has his own press.
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